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North Carolina fires head coach Larry Fedora

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

Larry Fedora has been fired by the North Carolina Tar Heels Athletic Administration on Sunday. His team concluded with a 2-9 record on Saturday.

The 2-9 had the team finish 119th out of a possible 130 teams. They also went 1-7 within the conference.

The Tar Heels averaged 27.4 points per game. Their defense gave up 34.5 points per contest.

Former North Carolina Tar Heels head coach Larry Fedora and Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes head coach Mark Richt shake hands after their two teams battled on the field
Larry Fedora and Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes head coach Mark Richt shake hands after their two teams battled on the field (Getty Images)

“We appreciate all that Larry Fedora has done for us over the last seven years – coming to Carolina in the midst of an NCAA case and bringing stability to our football program when we most needed it,’’ Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham said. “Despite injuries, despite setbacks and hardships, Larry never made excuses. He focused his teams on overcoming adversity, and I deeply respect the way he persevered and led our program each day with integrity through some tough times.

“This was not an easy decision because of the deep affinity I have for Larry. It simply is time to take our football program in a new direction.”

The last two seasons, Fedora guided the Tar Heels to a 5-18 record. This season, North Carolina began with an 0-2 mark before defeating the Pittsburgh Panthers on September 22nd.

Then, the team lost six straight games. They defeated the Western Carolina Catamounts, the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision team, 49-26 on November 17th. North Carolina then lost to the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Saturday with a 34-28 loss.

Like 2018, the 2017 team also lost its first two games before defeating the Old Dominion Monarchs, 53-23, in their third game on September 16th. The team then lost six straight games.

On November 9th, the team went on a two-game win streak, as they defeated the Panthers, 34-31. They also defeated the
Catamounts, 65-10, on November 18th. The Wolfpack then defeated the Tar Heels, 33-21.

In seven seasons at North Carolina, he guided the team to a 45-43 record. His best season at the school was an 11-3 record during the 2015 season.

He also was 1-3. His only Bowl win came against the Cincinnati Bearcats in a 39-17 win in the Belk Bowl on December 28th, 2013.

The team then lost in the inaugural Quick Lane Bowl, 40-21, to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on December 26th, 2014 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. They then lost 49-38 to the Baylor Bears in the Camping World Bowl at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.

In his final Bowl game of his tenure, the Tar Heels lost 25-23 to the Stanford Cardinal in the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas.


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