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08:06 AM ET 12.04 | No, not that Petrino. In a release, Idaho announced that it has hired Paul Petrino as its new head football coach. Petrino will replace Robb Akey, who was the first coach fired during the spinning of the 2012 coaching carousel. It will be Petrino's first head-coaching job at the collegiate level. Sandwiched around a one-year stint as Illinois' offensive coordinator in 2011, Petrino spent four seasons in the same position at Arkansas. He remained on the Razorbacks' coaching staff after his brother, Bobby Petrino, was fired this past spring.

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December 4, 2012  08:28 AM ET

Wonder if he likes potato soup?

December 4, 2012  08:31 AM ET
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Wonder if he likes potato soup?

Did they ask if he rides a motorcycle? Likes blondes? Has a propensity to lie to his boss?

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December 4, 2012  08:49 AM ET

Give him 3 yrs and he'll be back as OC under Bobby

December 4, 2012  08:52 AM ET

Idaho will be in the bowl subdivision in 2013 after the dissolution of football within the WAC.

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December 4, 2012  09:33 AM ET
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Give him 3 yrs and he'll be back as OC under Bobby

Can anyone survive three yrs in Idaho???

December 4, 2012  09:39 AM ET
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Can anyone survive three yrs in Idaho???

Heck ya, u ever been? Idaho has some really cool spots, if you like rivers, lakes, mountains, skiing, blue ribbon trout fishing and big game hunting.

December 4, 2012  09:40 AM ET
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SEC SEC... wont be stoppedShamrocks and golden helmets wont change that!!!Bozo Out

LMFAO, is Idaho in the SEC now?????

December 4, 2012  09:41 AM ET
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Can anyone survive three yrs in Idaho???

Chris Petersen can!!!!!!!!!! :-)

December 4, 2012  09:47 AM ET
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Heck ya, u ever been? Idaho has some really cool spots, if you like rivers, lakes, mountains, skiing, blue ribbon trout fishing and big game hunting.

I do love hiking and fishing but I dont see much availability on the female talent front with such a small population lol

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December 4, 2012  09:58 AM ET
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I do love hiking and fishing but I dont see much availability on the female talent front with such a small population lol

Check with LUS on that, he apparently has positive experience in that arena. Guessing the long cold winters had some impact on his selection standards, though, and not in a positive way.

December 4, 2012  10:10 AM ET
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Check with LUS on that, he apparently has positive experience in that arena. Guessing the long cold winters had some impact on his selection standards, though, and not in a positive way.

This is true....up your game and lower your expectations and you'll be fine. ;)

December 4, 2012  10:11 AM ET
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I do love hiking and fishing but I dont see much availability on the female talent front with such a small population lol

Not saying I want to go college there, just after you get a keeper.

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December 4, 2012  10:21 AM ET

I guess they don't have cable t.v.

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