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UI Vandals Pick Arkansas’ Petrino?

Paul Petrino has tasted success as a player and assistant coach at various levels and locales, from tiny Carroll College in Helena, Mont., to the Southeastern Conference at Arkansas. Next on his list is to attempt a major reclamation project at Idaho, a school out of the national spotlight but one he’s familiar with. Petrino, the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Arkansas and former Vandals assistant, has accepted an offer to become the next Idaho football coach. The hiring will be announced at 1:30 this afternoon at a news conference at the Litehouse Center in the Kibbie Dome. Petrino, 45, replaces Robb Akey, who was fired on Oct. 21 after five-plus seasons. The Vandals went 1-11 this year and have had one winning season since 2000/Josh Wright, SR. More here.

Question: Good pick?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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