Head coach of the North Carolina Tar Heels Larry Fedora watches his team before the game against the Florida State Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Jeff Gammons/Getty Images)

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Report: Texas hires former North Carolina coach Larry Fedora as analyst

Posted February 18th, 2019

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Texas has hired former North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora to be an analyst, according to Orangebloods. The university would not confirm the report.

Fedora visited UT coaches last week and had discussions with coach Tom Herman, a source told the American-Statesman.

Fedora was fired in November 2018 after seven seasons with the Tar Heels. During that time, North Carolina went 45-43 and played in four straight bowls from 2013-16.

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Former head coaches have carved themselves quite a niche as analysts after leaving their previous schools. Most coaches are paid handsomely after getting fired. Fedora’s contract at UNC had a $12-million buyout and runs through 2022, for example.

Mack Brown, who guided Texas for 16 seasons and won the 2005 national championship, replaced Fedora at North Carolina.

By taking a job as analyst, which normally pays $25,000, Fedora could help Herman’s staff dissect game film, help around the office and wait for his next opportunity. Analysts are not considered full-time staff members. NCAA rules allow for only 10 full-time assistant coaches.

Contact Brian Davis at 512-445-3957. Email bdavis@statesman.com.

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