The UNC football program could be replacing Larry Fedora with a high-profile head coach. Brown coached at North Carolina for 10 years before being hired by Texas in 1997. Much of that struggle was attributed to injuries so the Tar Heels were a big bounceback candidate in 2018.
Athletic director Bubba Cunningham informed the players of the news on Sunday morning. Still, it will never make sense to throw punches at people wearing helmets. It was the second consecutive losing season for UNC since its 8-5 record in 2016.
Fired without cause, North Carolina will owe Fedora north of $12 million. UNC was intent on completing the coaching search quickly despite making the decision to dismiss Larry Fedora in the final days of the regular season, according to a source.
Less than 24 hours after his team's overtime loss to NC State, Larry Fedora has been fired by North Carolina. He took over the team in 2012 while it was under a postseason ban and guided the Tar Heels to an 8-4 record. 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. The Pitt win stands out as the Panthers bounced back to reach the ACC Championship Game. "It simply is time to take our football program in a new direction". But it was preceded by losses to Cal and Eastern Carolina and then succeeded by six straight losses before UNC beat Western on November 17.
So what kind of job is North Carolina? This year, Fedora's unusual comments about CTE at ACC media day, the suspension of several players over NCAA violations involving selling shoes and Saturday's fight between the Tar Heels and N.C. State added to the on-field problems.