Idaho fires Akey with 1-7 record; Gesser interim coach

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MOSCOW, Idaho — Idaho fired football coach Robb Akey with the team 1-7 and coming off a blowout loss.

The school announced the move Sunday and promoted offensive coordinator Jason Gesser to interim coach. Gesser, a former Washington State quarterback, has been on the Idaho staff for two seasons.

Akey was 20-50 at Idaho since taking over in 2007. He had one winning season with the Vandals, going 8-5 in 2009 and beating Bowling Green 43-42 in the Humanitarian Bowl.

Idaho lost 70-28 to Louisiana Tech and allowed 839 yards Saturday.

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