Another coaching candidate may be getting crossed off South Carolina’s list.
North Carolina coach Larry Fedora is negotiating a contract extension to remain at the university, according to InsideCarolina.com’s Greg Barnes.
Fedora is in the fourth year of a seven-year deal. He is scheduled to make $1.93 million in 2015 but could be receiving a significant raise to remain in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Fedora was one of a handful of candidates for the Gamecocks, who also are reportedly interested in Auburn defensive coordinator Will Muschamp, former UGA coach Mark Richt, Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen, UGA defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt and Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley.
In his fourth season with the team, Fedora has led North Carolina to an 11-1 record and a spot in Saturday’s ACC championship game. The Tar Heels have won 11 consecutive games since losing 17-13 to South Carolina in the season opener.
If Fedora does remain with the Tar Heels, he will be the fourth South Carolina coaching target the university has whiffed on.
Last night, Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart reportedly agreed to become the next coach at UGA. Former Memphis coach Justin Fuente went to Virginia Tech, and Tom Herman agreed in principle to remain at Houston.
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