Southern Mississippi football coach Larry Fedora is expected to be named North Carolina's next coach, according to a report.
Inside Carolina reported on Tuesday that the Southern Miss coach was officially offered the position on Monday and was given a Tuesday deadline to make a decision. Inside Carolina, along with WRAL Sports, reported that a deal is in place and the school expects Fedora to sign a contract, but a deal hasn't been finalized.
Fedora, who led the Golden Eagles to a Conference USA championship, replaces interim coach Everett Withers who guided the Tar Heels to a 7-5 record in 2011. Withers took over as coach after Butch Davis was dismissed for NCAA violations stemming from illegal contact between a NFL agent and some of his players.
Fedora has a 33-19 record at Southern Miss and has guided the school to four straight bowl games. His best season was this past year with an 11-2 record that netted the school an appearance in the Hawaii Bowl.
The 49 year-old was also a candidate for the Arizona State, Kansas, and Texas A&M coaching openings. His Wikipedia page already has his occupation listed as UNC's football coach with a salary of $2.75 million.