Baylor Makes Big Coaching Move
Baylor made a big coaching move this week.
The Bears are reportedly hiring former North Carolina coach Larry Fedora as the team’s new offensive coordinator.
According to ESPN, a deal between the two parties will be finalized at some point next week.
This past season, Fedora worked as an offensive analyst with Texas.
During his stints at North Carolina and Southern Miss, Fedora went 79-62 overall. Under his watch, the Tar Heels made it to the conference title game in 2015.
Despite that early success, Fedora was fired by North Carolina in 2018.
Sources: #Baylor is expected to hire Larry Fedora as offensive coordinator. Agreement is not finalized but should be soon. Fedora spent last season as an analyst at Texas. Former North Carolina and Southern Miss coach. Yahoo first reported the expected move.
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) January 25, 2020
This Baylor job will make his first offensive coordinator position since he served in the for Oklahoma State 13 years ago.
Fedora is arguably the biggest hire new Baylor head coach Dave Aranda has made thus far. He previously worked at the institution as a tight ends and running backs coach from 1991 to 1996.
The Bears made headlines earlier this week for poaching Jorge Munoz from LSU to serve as a wide receivers and passing game coach.
It will be interesting to see how Munoz and Fedora ultimately are able to work together.
This past season Baylor finished with an 11-3 overall record – good for second place in the Big 12 behind Oklahoma.
The team’s now former head coach Matt Rhule subsequently skipped town and became the new head coach of the Carolina Panthers.
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