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Larry Fedora Hired As UNC Football Coach, According To Report

The North Carolina Tar Heels have hired Southern Miss coach Larry Fedora to replace Butch Davis, according to the Winston-Salem Journal's Bill Cole. Fedora met with athletic director Bubba Cunningham Monday night, agreeing then to take the job, according to Cole's report. 

Fedora has been a frequent guest on many a coaching candidates list throughout the country, but his name took off after USM upset otherwise unbeaten Houston to win the Conference USA title. He's been connected with the Ole Miss and Texas A&M jobs at various points. If UNC is about to hire him, that probably means UCLA will now start targeting him. That was a joke.

Cole reports the deal could be announced shortly.

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