Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Paul Petrino will return to Arkansas, rejoin Bobby


Illinois offensive coordinator Paul Petrino is returning to Arkansas to rejoin his brother Bobby's staff, The (Champaign) News-Gazette is reporting.

Petrino left Arkansas for Illinois in 2009 after spending two seasons as the team's offensive coordinator and receivers coach. Illinois fired coach Ron Zook on Nov. 27, and the futures of the Illini's assistants remain uncertain.

An Illinois team official told ESPN.com that the team will have a different offensive coordinator when the Illini play in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl; The News-Gazette reports it will be quarterbacks coach Jeff Brohm. Defensive coordinator Vic Koenning will serve as head coach for the game.

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