Before finding himself as the head coach of the North Carolina Tar Heels football program, Larry Fedora spent some time as the offensive coordinator with Oklahoma State. From 2005 to 2007, Fedora worked under Mike Gundy who took over the program from Les Miles.
Earlier this week Sports Illustrated started to unveil a five part report that discovered some misconduct within the Cowboys’ program dating all the way back to Miles’ tenure as head coach.
After practice yesterday (Wednesday), Coach Fedora held a small Q&A session with the media and answered a few questions.
Larry Fedora’s on his reaction to the accusation:
“It was shocking when it came out. It was shocking to me. But I also understand it’s accusations and allegations. That’s what they are. They’re allegations. So whether or not there’s any truth to them or not, I don’t know, but I do believe this – I believe (Oklahoma State president) Burns Hargis, I believe (Oklahoma State athletic director) Mike Holder, I believe they will be aggressive and I think they’ll be transparent in their investigations. And I think if there is any wrongdoings, I have complete faith that they’ll get it straightened out and they’ll accept whatever’s coming to them and they’ll move on down the road.”
Larry Fedora on what he saw during his time at Oklahoma State:
“Nothing. And let me tell you – I’ll tell you this. There was no doubt on my mind and every guy on that staff that it was clear from that administration and Mike Gundy that you were going to do things right there. No doubt.”
Fedora also worked with Gunter Brewer at Oklahoma State, however Brewer spent more time on Gundy’s staff than Fedora did, staying until 2010. Fedora said he did speak with Coach Brewer on the subject and said that he too was just as shocked that such accusation had been made against the Oklahoma State program.