Courtesy: Ilya Pinchuk (Moscow, Idaho)
|Vandals headed to Ole Miss|
Idaho dropped to 1-6 and is coming off the first of two bye weeks. Ole Miss is 4-3 after upsetting #6 LSU with a 27-24 victory last Saturday..
Paul Petrino is in his first season at Idaho and his first as a head coach. While it is his first head coaching job, it is not Petrino’s first stint at Idaho. His coaching career began at Carroll College (his alma mater, 1989). From Carroll, he went to Idaho where he coached running back, receivers and special teams from 1992-94. From Idaho it was on to Utah State (1995-97), Louisville (1998-99), Southern Mississippi (2000-02), Louisville (2003-06), Atlanta Falcons (2007), Arkansas (2008-09), Illinois (2010-11) and Arkansas (2012).
HUGH FREEZE is in his second season at Ole Miss. He previously was a head coach at Arkansas State (2011) and Lambuth (2008-09). A graduate of Southern Mississippi, his coaching career began in the high school ranks before he was hired as the tight ends coach at Ole Miss in 2007. After three seasons, he took the head job at Lambuth, then was the offensive coordinator at Arkansas State for one season (2010) before moving to the head job..
Idaho is playing the 2013 season as an FBS independent before rejoining the Sun Belt Conference in 2014. The Vandals have been independent previously – 1893-1907 and 1959-62. There are six other independent FBS programs – Army, BYU, Navy, New Mexico State, Notre Dame and Old Dominion.
This is the first meeting between Idaho and Ole Miss.
The game is being broadcast on Comcast Sports Southeast. Matt Stewart is handling the play-by-play with analysis by Chris Doering and sideline coverage from Kris Budden. The game is available on ESPN3 and Game Plan.
There are Watch Parties for Vandal fans in Moscow and the Treasure Valley.
Moscow – Smoky Mountain Pizza (Palouse Mall), 4:30 p.m. PT
Treasure Valley – Louie’s, 2500 E. Fairview Ave., 5:30 p.m. MT. $15 for all-you-can-eat buffet.=