Reports: Paul Petrino Lands At Idaho


FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas offensive coordinator Paul Petrino will be named head coach at Idaho, according to multiple reports Sunday.

Petrino, who is the younger brother of former Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino, worked with the Razorbacks for three seasons (2008-09, 2012).

He returned to the Razorbacks last winter after a two-year stint as offensive coordinator at Illinois. Petrino was in charge of the Arkansas offense last season after his brother was fired.

Petrino did not respond to a text message seeking comment Sunday.

Petrino, a Montana native, returns to Idaho to lead the program after working as an assistant on John L. Smith's staff from 1992-94.

Petrino flew to Idaho on Sunday. He is expected to be introduced during a press conference scheduled for tomorrow afternoon, according to the Idaho Statesman.

Petrino also is the second former Arkansas assistant to land a head coaching job in the past two years. Former Arkansas offensive coordinator Garrick McGee was named head coach at Alabama-Birmingham last December and went 3-9 in his first season with the program

— Robbie Neiswanger • Arkansas News Bureau