Report: Larry Fedora, Dan Mullen added to South Carolina candidates list
The coaching carousel continues to spin, and more coaches have been linked to the opening at South Carolina.
North Carolina coach Larry Fedora and Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen have both been linked to the South Carolina vacancy over the last 24 hours, according to ESPN’s Travis Haney.
Fedora and Mullen are the latest coaches who are rumored to be in the mix for the Gamecocks’ opening along with Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart and Auburn defensive coordinator Will Muschamp. Former UGA coach Mark Richt has also been mentioned for the position.
Houston coach Tom Herman was reportedly a candidate but has agreed to a new contract with the Cougars.
Fedora has led the Tar Heels to an 11-1 mark this season and will play for the ACC championship against Clemson on Saturday. He is 32-18 in four seasons with the Tar Heels and 66-37 overall including his four years at Southern Mississippi.
North Carolina lost to a Steve Spurrier-led South Carolina squad in the teams’ season opener.
Mullen directed Mississippi State to an 8-4 record in 2015. In seven seasons as the coach of the Bulldogs, Mullen is 54-35. He has led the team to bowl games each of the last five years and would extend that streak to six later this season unless he leaves for another job.
Mullen has also been connected to the recent opening at UGA, and a report suggested he could be in play at Virginia Tech (which is now filled), Virginia and Maryland.