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Feldman: Larry Fedora agrees to UNC job

Posted on: December 6, 2011 12:23 pm
Edited on: December 7, 2011 11:41 am
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Posted by Chip Patterson

UPDATE (12/6): Sources have told CBSSports.com's Bruce Feldman Southern Miss head coach Larry Fedora has "agreed in principle" to become the next North Carolina head football coach.


 
After dismissing Butch Davis just days before the opening of 2011 training camp, North Carolina has reportedly chosen a successor.

Inside Carolina is reporting that Southern Miss head coach Larry Fedora will likely become to the next head football coach for the Tar Heels, following his 11-2 Conference USA title season with the Golden Eagles. Fedora's name was also reportedly in the mix for Texas A&M, Kansas, and Arizona State.  According to the report "multiple sources have reason to believe a deal is in place," though the deal has not been finalized.

Fedora interviewed for the Texas A&M position on Monday evening, and was reportedly given a Tuesday deadline for the North Carolina offer

Southern Mississippi was Fedora's first head coaching stop after serving as an offensive position coach at Florida under Ron Zook and offensive coordinator at Oklahoma State under current head coach Mike Gundy. Since arriving in Hattiesburg, Fedora has taken the Golden Eagles to four straight bowl games and compiled a 33-19 overall record.

After Davis' dismissal, North Carolina promoted defensive coordinator Everett Withers to interim head coach. Withers was officially considered a candidate for the permanent head coaching position, but his future with the program is uncertain with these latest developments. As the interim, Withers led the Tar Heels to a 7-5 record and a berth to the AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl in Shreveport to face Missouri. Despite the success of a winning season and fourth straight bowl appearance for North Carolina, the tone regarding Withers' future soured as the Tar Heels dropped four of their final six games to finish with a 3-5 record in conference play.

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Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: December 8, 2011 10:56 am
 

Feldman: Larry Fedora agrees to UNC job

I know all about App St. I have several friends that played for the Mountianeers. They are a great FCS program. And yes they have a won a few big games against DI schools here and there. But in today's enviroment, that's all they'll do, here and there, not consitently. They might have won in the Bighouse in 2007, but they lost in Dowdy-Ficklen to us in 2009. 

Your first statement to the Oklahoma fan was "what do you care about North Carolina."  The dude was just giving his opinion. If he made in accurate statements, just show your proof. But you come back firing out, making it personal. That's the reason It's the same reason I snapped back at you. You came across as a prick. Just remember, everyone is not looking through those light blue shades you have on. And if you're going to get your feelings hurt everytime someone has a different opinion of your team, you're going to be one angry dude. 

Anyway, this conversation has gotten silly. So peace out and good luck with Fedora. Another C-USA coach jumps to a BCS School. We'll never keep any coaches until the field is made even. Which it won't be. Later



Since: Nov 3, 2007
Posted on: December 7, 2011 11:57 pm
 

Feldman: Larry Fedora agrees to UNC job

You don't see the above statement as bashing on Pirates? (Stupidy? Comparing us to FCS School? "Easy CU"?)
No, I don't.  I didn't use the term stupidity to refer to ECU.  I was referring to smart a$$ fans who go onto threads they know will be mostly fans of UNC and make unfounded comments and outright lies because they can't win on the field or court against them.  What gives you the right to be disrespectful of others and expect respect in return.  So no.  I didn't say ECU was stupid.  I said some of their fans are stupid and I stand by that statement. 

That FCS school is better than a lot of non AQ schools and could definitely beat ECU.  I said could, not necessarily would.  They damn sure won a game a few years ago that ECU couldn't in their dreams.  ECU couldn't beat Michigan in the Big House period.  App State did.  App State has won 19 of 30 games against ECU all time.  App State is in the process of going FBS too, so no, comparing ECU's legitimate record vs App State isn't bashing ECU.  It's pointing out provable facts, like it or not. 

Now, you get your panties in a wad over such a minor twist of words, changing east to easy.  Do you really think anyone is influenced by that.  It's pretty tame compared to "Chapel Hole" don't you think?  Chapel Hole is extremely irreverent and disrespectful. 

You refered to "those cheaters over there" and "UNCheat".  Tha
t's far more insulting than Easy Carolina.  I'll admit I shouldn't have made the Easy Carolina remark and if I had it to do over I wouldn't but it's a compliment compared to a typical Pirate fan's remarks against UNC on a daily basis, including you, because I've seen your BS before. 
<span style="color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff;"> You called an Oklahoma fan because he had opinion about the Heels
No, you're wrong.  He made absolute and inaccurate statements as to how UNC had treated Carl Torbush and John Bunting and I presented the true facts.  Prove me wrong.  The records on all over the internet.   
My best guess: you're a spoil, snotty nosed, little, rich kid who went to UNC.
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Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: December 7, 2011 3:17 pm
 

Feldman: Larry Fedora agrees to UNC job

I know. In the case of state or Duke it's inferiority complex. In the case of ECU, it's stupidity. I tell the Pirate types they need to harass App State, at least until they've got as good of a program as the Mountaineers. Easy Carolina University, the only system school to advertise for students in Asheville.
You don't see the above statement as bashing on Pirates? (Stupidy? Comparing us to FCS School? "Easy CU"?) And for what reason? Because another fan was talking about the Heels and their shady dealings in football? They were just speaking the truth. He wasn't talking about your intelligence or anything else personal. You guys got caught with your pants down. Those are facts.

So let me get this right, you're only allowed to discuss a team if you went there or are a fan of that team? You called an Oklahoma fan because he had opinion about the Heels. You've called out several people on other threads because they had opinons about the Tarheels. HELLO, here's a little clue: this a message board where people discuss sporting news. And everyone, contrary to your beliefs, doesn't think UNC is God's gift to this earth. HAHAHA. Talk about irrational. Are you insane? People like you talk, but never really hear what's spouting of your mouths.

My best guess: you're a spoil, snotty nosed, little, rich kid who went to UNC. You've always had control in your little world and it drives you nuts when people are able to express opinons that you don't agree with. I can see your pea brain thinking away now: "How dare such a 3rd class citizen even speak about such an upstanding institution like UNC. Father, please have that man made arrested."



 



Since: Nov 3, 2007
Posted on: December 7, 2011 11:30 am
 

Report: Larry Fedora offered North Carolina job

 
After reading the article I started to read the boards. I then see where you are completely bashing ECU with DEGROGATORY comments and slurs
I didn't look to see what school you pulled for because I only know of one calling themselves Deacs. 

Typical ECU fan.  The statement you made that I've highlighted is an outright lie.  Try proving it.  You went on the attack against Carolina and me because of this post, the only one I had made:
I know. In the case of state or Duke it's inferiority complex. In the case of ECU, it's stupidity. I tell the Pirate types they need to harass App State, at least until they've got as good of a program as the Mountaineers. Easy Carolina University, the only system school to advertise for students in Asheville.
So in the limited mind of an ECU type referring to them as Easy instead of East is "completely bashing ECU with DEGROGATORY comments and slurs".     
 You responded with "Se(sucyourown)crock1", "what those cheaters did", "over in Chapel Hole" and "retard".
You're not exempt from people making comments about your team
Obviously you think you are since you were set off by "Easy Carolina", and you responded with suck your own, UNCheat, cheaters, ChapelHole and retard. 


Sorry to tell you boob but that's an irrational response to me saying "Easy Carolina".  It's an emotional response and the emotion is, as I've already said, fear of The University of North Carolina.

 you think it's ok for you to do that but not others
Boob, the article is an article about UNC hiring a coach.  It's not about ECU or Conference USA.  If I had any bad thoughts about Southern Mississippi, (I've been to Hattiesburg many times), or even CUSA I would not have said them, so as not to be an a$$hole such as yourself.  Another UNC fan made a remark about fans that were attacking UNC on this thread and I posted a response to his post. 


If I post anything negative about any school it's always a response to one of their jackass fans like you.  Why?  Simple.  I don't sit around festering with jealousy over Duke or State's success.  I pull for them not against them.  When you pull for a winner you like for the teams you beat or lose to, for that matter, to be hard to beat not teams that any dipsey-doodle operation can beat. 


Now that I know you're an ECU fan I'll suggest you find an App State thread to go on the attack.  There's a reason you're a Conference USA team. 


This irrational conversation's over.  Seek some help or maybe just start pulling for State.     
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Since: Jun 8, 2011
Posted on: December 7, 2011 11:18 am
 

Report: Larry Fedora offered North Carolina job

The Southern Miss Scout site is reporting that Fedora has accepted the position.  The UNC Scout site is stating that they are finalizing the contract details and will introduce Fedora during a press conference to be held on Thusday, so I guess it is a done deal.  Not sure why Texas A&M didn't interfear more with this process, unless they told Fedora that he would be their number 2.



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: December 7, 2011 9:42 am
 

Report: Larry Fedora offered North Carolina job

SE Cock1, This article interested me. #1 I live in Orange Co, NC. You know home of the Heels. I have many friends and family members associated with University. And #2, the coach they are talking about is from Southern Miss which is a C-USA school. I pull for a team in C-USA, hence the curosity. After reading the article I started to read the boards. I then see where you are completely bashing ECU with DEGROGATORY comments and slurs. What, you think it's ok for you to do that but not others. Believe it or not, and I know this is probably hard for you being a Heel's fan and all, but your shit stinks also. You're not exempt from people making comments about your team no matter where they are from or who they pull for. Look, the Heels made some mistakes. Are they the only ones in the country that have? No, of course not. But when programs get caught, people discuss, talk, and state opnions about it. I can't help it hurts your feelings Carolina is being discussed under negative circumstances. Be a big boy, get over it, and quit talking down to people like you did to my Pirates. That little snotty attitude is why most people jump at the chance to knock on the Heels. Not fear. Fear, haha. Fear is something you have when you are in a foxhole, you are low on ammunition, and you're outnumbered by the enemy. Fear has nothing to do when talking about college sports or teams. 



Since: Nov 3, 2007
Posted on: December 6, 2011 11:55 pm
 

Report: Larry Fedora offered North Carolina job

I'll tell you why I spout off about inferiority complexes, boob.  You feel a need to come onto a post about UNC and make derogatory remarks and calling names.  You have nothing of substance to say, just slurs.  That's the mark of someone who fears an entity, be it a person or team, whatever.  Your actions express fear of UNC.  You can't beat them so you run them down with your childish remarks.  
Btw, who do you pull for? I don't see it listed on your profile? You ashamed? Is it one of those bottom dwellers in SEC fooball? Or hell, maybe you're a bandwagon and pull for every team in the SEC
 Well, boob, if I were a SEC fan I, not fearing UNC, wouldn't be posting on this thread.  In fact, I wouldn't be reading this thread.  If I were a Duke fan, a Wake fan, a State fan, etc.  You wont find me on any of those teams threads making slurs against them because I don't dislike them and I don't fear them.  Don't twist that into me saying I don't dislike childish SOB's who attack other teams because I very much dislike them.

Now boob, here's an IQ test.  What team do you think I pull for.     &
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Since: Nov 3, 2007
Posted on: December 6, 2011 11:32 pm
 

Report: Larry Fedora offered North Carolina job

UNC is giving Withers the shaft here he took a program in the dust and made a 7-5 team he deserved a shot. But UNC has a history of srewing those who who stablize the program look what they did to Torbush after Mack Brown left. They paided him near the bottom and left him a bare bones budget to pay his assistants then fired him when without giving him time to get recruits in. The n John Bunting ran a clean program was a alum but they fired him for Davis


If you're an Oklahoma fan what do you care?  You don't speak for Carolina fans. 

Withers looked good for six games although hardly great.  UNC barely skinned by Rutgers and Louisville and lost to the only decent team among the other four.  They then had a near total collapse in the last six, beating only the hapless Wake and Duke teams.  This team had a lot of talent and I, for one, wanted Withers gone several games before the end of the season because I witnessed UNC's defense give up a first down on 3rd and 18 or more at least 15 times and not once did I see them stop a team in that situation.  NOT ONCE!  I actually reached a point that I expected the opponent to get a first down on third and a mile and if Withers coaches against Mizzou, watch the game and I guarantee you'll see it happen.  Why?  Because Carolina plays agressive defense, gets the other team in third and long, and then drops into a passive zone to give up the first down.  They always do.  Maybe that's acceptable at Oklahoma(we know better don't we?), but not here.  

I wish Withers the best.  I like him but I don't think he's the man for UNC. 

Yeah, look what Torbush did to UNC.  Torbush couldn't find his a$$ with both hands.  I see your Oklahoma didn't hire him, nor has anyone else.  Do you suppose that's because of him performance at Carolina? 


John Bunting, hey great guy.  I liked him and really wanted him to succeed and apparently so did the powers that be in Chapel Hill.  He had one winning season in six years.  I was in favor of him staying after five but couldn't possibly justify a seventh.  I wish him the absolute best but he was given a fair chance.  Mack Brown said, in a radio interview after Texas won their National Championship in 2005, that had UNC lost the Wake Forest game in 1990 he wouldn't be a Texas now.  That was his third year and that's what he thought.  Bunting was given six years.  I believe he'd say he was treated fairly.

Running a clean program wont make you a permanent fixture anywhere.  It's expected at Chapel Hill.    

    

      
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Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: December 6, 2011 11:12 pm
 

Report: Larry Fedora offered North Carolina job

This makes no sense but I'm glad to see you signed it.  What did I say to cause this totally irrational remark?
Let me spell it out for you Simple Simon. You keep spouting off about inferioty complexes when certain fans talk about UNCheat. There are no complexes bozo, the fans are just stating facts about little powder blueville. 

Btw, who do you pull for? I don't see it listed on your profile? You ashamed? Is it one of those bottom dwellers in SEC fooball? Or hell, maybe you're a bandwagon and pull for every team in the SEC. 



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: December 6, 2011 10:58 pm
 

Report: Larry Fedora offered North Carolina job

"Easy Carolina University" ?  That sounds like somewhere your momma probably went. 


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