Southern Mississippi football coach Larry Fedora is expected to be announced as North Carolina’s new football coach as early as Wednesday.
According to sources and multiple reports, Fedora has accepted the position offered by UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham.
Fedora has been a prominent name among many head coaching vacancies in recent weeks, including Texas A&M, Arizona State and Kansas.
A Southern Miss spokesman confirmed Fedora was in New York City on Tuesday with athletic director Richard Giannini for the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame Awards Dinner, scheduled for Tuesday night. Among those honored were former UNC radio broadcaster Woody Durham, who received an award for his broadcasting contributions.
Cunningham was also in New York City for the banquet and could not be reached Tuesday afternoon, but it is believed he conducted the interview with Fedora there. Chancellor Holden Thorp, who must review and sign the contract before it becomes final, had no comment Tuesday.