Larry Fedora has reached agreement to become the new coach at North Carolina, a source confirmed to ESPN’s Joe Schad.
Fedora led Southern Miss to an upset of previously undefeated Houston in the Conference USA championship game. The Golden Eagles finished the season 11-2 and will play Nevada in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl.
Fedora was 33-19 at Southern Miss, his first head coaching job after assistant coaching positions at Florida and Oklahoma State.
Fedora’s deal is subject to approval by North Carolina chancellor Holden Thorp, as well as the university’s board of trustees.
The Tar Heels are looking for a permanent coach to replace Butch Davis, who was fired shortly before training camp amid an NCAA investigation into the program.
Information from ESPN college football reporter Joe Schad and The Associated Press was used in this report.