Sep 8, 2012; Winston Salem, NC, USA North Carolina Tar Heels head coach Larry Fedora walks the field during warm ups before the game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at BB

UNC Football: Would Larry Fedora Leave After Just One Year?

Rumors are that North Carolina Tar Heels head coach Larry Fedora was going to interview today at the University of Tennessee after just one year at Chapel Hill.  Andrew Carter is reporting that UNC is stating that no contact between Tennessee and Carolina has occurred in regards to Fedora, but even he admits that might not mean much.

It is a common misconception that one must seek permission to interview a coach of another team and that is simply not true though it is typically a courtesy that is given. So we now have conflicting reports which begs the question, would Fedora really leave?

Many may not want to hear this but I think the answer is yes. He has a seven year contract at $1.7 million per year with a $2.35 million buyout. If another program wanted to pay his buyout and give him enough money per year to uproot from Carolina after a solid first season and success in recruiting then it might be worth taking a look at for Fedora.

Many people like their jobs though most don’t, in coaching sure the coaches love coaching and I’m sure Fedora has already grown fond of UNC. However he wouldn’t do it for free and the most powerful reason why everyone works is the paycheck. If Tennessee is willing to increase his salary enough and Fedora believes the best thing for his family would be to take the job which oh by the way is much more high profile why wouldn’t he? Don’t be fooled into thinking loyalties would run too deep for the man to take a huge pay increase, before you do that ask yourself would you?

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  • Matt Haley

    Is this feature necessary when no confirmation has been made that he interviewed or was planning too? Just slows momentum from a good season in my opinion.

    • Keeping_It_Heel

      well it’s a rumor about UNC so yes I’d say it’s worthy of being covered.

      • Matt Haley

        But the title suggest he was looking to leave, and not confirmed reports of that to this point. No mention of Rumor in title is all. No harm no foul. Just a question of how we want to cover these things.

        • Keeping_It_Heel


  • Sevydamus

    Honestly I really wouldn’t care if he left.He inherited a very good team & should of won most of his games.I loved the offense being able to put up points,however I hate his defense he chooses to run which really doesn’t work not will it ever work in my opinion.There’s a reason top notch team don’t play defense that way because its dumb.We will get some good offensive talent with him as coach.I just think because of the defense he chooses to run it really doesn’t show case players ability to the max nor does he put them in the best situation to succeed.So where just be able to score points which still won’t put us over the hump.

    The Ram spot is dumb.He missed used Sly Williams all year along with Martin are top DLine people.If he wants to leave I say Peace.I’ll take coach Tressel

    • Keeping_It_Heel

      I just think the defensive scheme didn’t match the personnel but it will after a recruiting class or 2.

  • Sevydamus

    Wasn’t made official that he met with TN late Tuesday?

    • Keeping_It_Heel

      reports are conflicting but UNC is denying it

  • Cliff Potter

    This is news first and foremost. Four coaches in four years if Fedora leaves. Nothing else needs to be said. With the risks inherent in this situation, we need to be considering its angles now.