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Paul Petrino names Kris Cinkovich assistant head coach at Idaho

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Idaho head coach Paul Petrino (above) named Kris Cinkovich assistant head coach. Idaho head coach Paul Petrino (above) named Kris Cinkovich assistant head coach.

Courtesy Idaho athletics

MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho football coach Paul Petrino announced Monday that Kris Cinkovich is adding assistant head coach to his roles as offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach.

"It is a great thing because he has been around the exact same systems as I have," Petrino said. "He knows everything I believe in."

That familiarity stems from their Carroll College days where both played and coached for Petrino's father – Cinkovich played from 1981-82 and Petrino from 1985-88. Cinkovich was Carroll's offensive coordinator from 1987-89 when Petrino was the school's record-setting quarterback and the 1988 NAIA Player of the Year.

"He knows how to run things exactly the same as I do," Petrino said.

While they stayed in touch over the intervening years, they were reunited as coaching colleagues when Petrino rejoined the Arkansas staff in 2012 as the offensive coordinator with Cinkovich the Razorbacks' receivers coach. Cinkovich, a long-time coach at UNLV, was hired at Arkansas in 2010. Both coached on Arkansas' Cotton Bowl Championship team following the 2011 season.

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