FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Arkansas offensive coordinator Paul Petrino is leaving the Razorbacks to take over the same job at Illinois, parting ways with his brother Bobby after the two worked together for the past seven years.
The Illini introduced Petrino on Monday, while the Razorbacks promoted quarterbacks coach Garrick McGee to replace him.
"It is time to take on a new challenge," Petrino said. "This is an incredible opportunity for my family."
Petrino, 42, has worked under his older brother since 2003, while Bobby Petrino was head coach with Louisville, the Atlanta Falcons and now Arkansas. He leaves the Razorbacks after helping them average 37.3 points per game this season, the top mark in the SEC heading into the bowl season.
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"He feels like this move will help him achieve his professional goals," Bobby Petrino said. "I have always supported my brother, and will continue to do so. I wish him the best of luck."