Larry Fedora will not return as North Carolina’s head coach, the program announced Sunday.
“We appreciate all that Larry Fedora has done for us over the last seven years – coming to Carolina in the midst of an NCAA case and bringing stability to our football program when we most needed it,’’ AD Bubba Cunningham said. “Despite injuries, despite setbacks and hardships, Larry never made excuses. He focused his teams on overcoming adversity, and I deeply respect the way he persevered and led our program each day with integrity through some tough times. This was not an easy decision because of the deep affinity I have for Larry. It simply is time to take our football program in a new direction.”
North Carolina was 45-43 in Fedora’s seven seasons, including a high water mark of 11-3 with an ACC Coastal championship in 2015. However, the program backslid to 5-19 over the past two seasons, including a 2-9 mark this season.
Fedora released the following statement following his firing:
#UNC announces firing of Larry Fedora. Will pay him $3M annually for next four years.
— David Teel (@DavidTeelatDP) November 25, 2018
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Update> With strong candidates such as Scott Satterfield, Blake Anderson, Seth Littrell and Tony Elliott who would all probably do very well as the next head coach, there have been a lot of whispers in the profession about Mack Brown becoming the next head coach. We’ll keep you posted.