Harbaugh's dad to coach backs

EL PASO, Texas -- Stanford will have a second Harbaugh on the coaching staff for the Brut Sun Bowl.

Head coach Jim Harbaugh said Thursday that he's hired his dad, Jack, to be the interim running backs coach for the Cardinal's first bowl game since 2001. He replaces Willie Taggart, who was hired last month as the head coach at Western Kentucky, his alma mater.

Jack Harbaugh has previously coached at Western Michigan and Western Kentucky, where he won a national championship in the Football Championship Subdivision (Division I-AA).

Stanford (8-4, 6-3 Pac-10) faces Oklahoma (7-6, 5-3 Big 12) on Dec. 30 in the Brut Sun Bowl in El Paso.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.