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Idaho has another new O-line coach

For the fifth consecutive season, the Idaho football team will have a new offensive line coach.

Jon Carvin, who held the post last season in Paul Petrino’s first year as head coach, has left the program, the school confirmed on Saturday. He’ll be replaced by offensive coordinator Kris Cinkovich, who will relinquish his role as receivers coach, FootballScoop.com reported.

Petrino is seeking applicants for the now-vacant receivers coaching job. In an online job listing for an assistant football coach posted Tuesday, UI listed the pay at $46,000 per year.

Carvin is one of two Idaho football assistants who moved on this offseason, joining cornerbacks coach Mike Mickens. Two other defensive assistants on Petrino’s original staff, Patrick Libey and Mike Anderson, resigned after spring football concluded in 2013.

Like Carvin, Idaho’s previous two offensive line coaches – Gordy Shaw in 2012 and John McDonell in 2011 – lasted just one year. Dan Finn left following the 2010 season after coaching the offensive line for four seasons (2007-2010).

Carvin’s departure means redshirt senior center Mike Marboe will be under his fifth coach in five seasons at Idaho. Marboe told The Spokesman-Review in April that he thoroughly enjoyed playing for Carvin. “I love him,” Marboe said. “He’s a great coach. Playing for him, you know exactly what to expect…”

Marboe and Idaho’s other linemen won’t have a completely new face coaching them. Cinkovich, an offensive lineman at Spokane Falls Community College (1979-80) and Carroll College (1981-82), helped coach the Vandals’ offensive line on occasion last year.

Josh Wright

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