HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will hire Larry Fedora as its next head football coach, pending a final Board of Trustees approval Friday morning at a 9 a.m. meeting. The university expects to hold a press conference at 1 p.m. on Friday.
"We identified and spoke to a number of highly qualified coaches and the person whom we believe is the best to lead the Carolina football program forward is Larry Fedora," says UNC athletics director Bubba Cunningham. "We share great expectations for the potential of Carolina football and we are excited that he has agreed to be our next head coach.
"Larry has a strong record both as the head coach at Southern Miss and for 18 years as a college assistant coach. Throughout his career his teams have been known for their exciting and highly productive offenses and aggressive defenses."