UNC-Chapel Hill will hire Larry Fedora as its new football coach. Fedora will leave his head coaching position at Southern Miss to take over the tarnished UNC program.
In a written statement, UNC Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham said Fedora is the best person to move the Tar Heel football program forward.
That means past the scandal that still isn't fully resolved. NCAA investigations that began last year found some players cheated in classes and took gifts from agents. The NCAA has yet to rule on UNC's final punishment.
Before Fedora is officially hired, the UNC Board of Trustees needs to approve his contract. The board is expected to do that Friday morning, and then the university will introduce its new head coach at a press conference in the afternoon.