Matt Jones has been the online sports editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and NWA Media since 2010. He is also a feature writer for Hawgs Illustrated magazine and is currently working on his Master's degree at the University of Arkansas.
Favorite Sport: Basketball
Best Sports Memories: Watching Arkansas' basketball national championship in 1994; being at the Georgia Dome when the tornado hit during the 2008 SEC Tournament; countless hours spent at Baum Stadium in the spring.
Favorite Fayetteville Restaurants: Noodles, Penguin Ed's and Mojitos
Education: University of Arkansas
Petrino to be named head coach at Idaho
Paul Petrino, who just completed his third year as Arkansas' offensive coordinator, interviewed earlier this week for the head coaching vacancy at Idaho.
FAYETTEVILLE Paul Petrino, who has spent three seasons as an offensive coordinator at Arkansas, will be named head coach at Idaho on Monday.
Petrino returned to Arkansas last December after spending two years in the same capacity at Illinois. He spent the 2008 and 2009 seasons with the Razorbacks.
The younger brother of former Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino, Paul Petrino previously spent three seasons as an assistant coach at Idaho from 1992-94. There he worked for John L. Smith, who served as Arkansas' interim head coach this season.
Petrino, 45, has also served as offensive coordinator at Louisville and for the NFL's Atlanta Falcons prior to his first stint with the Razorbacks. From 2000-02, he was a quarterbacks coach at Southern Miss.
He is the second Arkansas offensive coordinator to land a head coaching job in as many years. Garrick McGee was named head coach at Alabama-Birmingham last December.