Sep 1, 2012; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks offensive coordinator Paul Petrino talks to wide receiver Brandon Mitchell (17) as quarterback Brian Buehner (16) and Tyler Wilson (8) look on prior to the game against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Arkansas defeated Jacksonville State 49-24. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-US PRESSWIRE

Arkansas Football: Paul Petrino Interviews for Head Coaching Job at Idaho

Moscow, Idaho – Arkansas Razorback offensive coordinator Paul Petrino is one of five reported finalist for the head coaching job at Idaho. Petrino recently interviewed with Idaho Athletic Director Dr. Rob Spear for the position.

Should Petrino take the head coaching position at Idaho his offensive background with the Razorbacks would be a welcomed upgrade over the 2012 statistics of the Vandals.

Petrino guided Arkansas to a 2012 college football regular season total offense ranking of No. 52 after averaging 420.17 yards per game. The Vandals were ranked No. 111 averaging 315.08 yards per game out of 120 Division-I teams.

The Razorback scoring offense tapered off towards the end of the season but still managed a scoring average of 23.50 points per game as compared to Idaho’s last place ranking out of all FBS programs of 15.83 points per game.

Idaho finished the regular season with an overall record of 1-11, 1-5, playing in the Western Athletic Conference.

Petrino was on the Idaho staff during from 1992-1994 under former Arkansas coach John L. Smith as a special teams coach and offensive assistant.


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