Petrino takes raise to join Illinois

Arkansas offensive coordinator Paul Petrino, who was part of the interview process for the head coaching job at Western, will reportedly leave Arkansas to take the same position at Illinois.

Petrino made $308,000 this season as OC for the Razorbacks, whereas Head Coach Willie Taggart’s four-year contract entails a base salary of $225,000 plus benefits.

Petrino is expected to get a “sizeable raise” from Illinois, according to the report from IlliniHQ.com.

Jonathan Lintner

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