Southern Miss coach Larry Fedora has officially been announced as the next head coach of the North Carolina Tar Heels. The school has issued forth a release and everything, with an introductory press conference scheduled for 1 p.m. ET.
Interesting note: Fedora will still coach Southern Miss in the Hawaii Bowl. Practice and prep for that game will take away from recruiting time, but have you ever tried to deny a man a trip to Hawaii? You haven't and shouldn't.
A little UNC reaction via Carolina March, from earlier in the week:
Fedora's teams at Southern Miss have had high octane offenses, with the defense typically lagging. He's also gone his entire career with one primary starting quarterback, Austin Davis, with the exception of six games he was out with a foot injury. The rushing defense was typically strong than the secondary, but this is the first season they've done a good job of limiting their opponent's scoring.
AD Bubba Cunningham, from the release:
"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.
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