Idaho hires Paul Petrino, sources say

Arkansas Razorbacks offensive coordinator Paul Petrino has been hired as the head coach at Idaho, sources told ESPN on Sunday.

Petrino, brother of former Razorbacks coach Bobby Petrino, was en route Sunday to the school in Moscow, where a formal introduction was planned, a source said.

The school has called a Monday news conference.

Petrino has coached the Arkansas offense for one season after two seasons in the same position at Illinois.

Idaho fired coach Robb Akey in October with the team 1-7 and coming off a blowout loss. The Vandals finished 1-11 and 1-5 in the WAC under offensive coordinator Jason Gesser, who had been promoted to interim coach.

Idaho is a member of the Western Athletic Conference, which won't have enough members to compete in football beyond this season. The school already has plans to play as an independent starting next season.

Information from ESPN's Joe Schad and Brett McMurphy and The Associated Press was used in this report.