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.