Coach Larry Fedora has accepted the position as head coach at North Carolina, but will coach the Golden Eagles in the Hawaii Bowl, the coach told the Sun Herald this afternoon.
Fedora said the official announcement will come at 1 p.m. Eastern on Friday afternoon, pending approval of the Board of Trustees.
"I will be named the next coach at the University of North Carolina," he said. "I will coach this team through the bowl game and we will win our 12th game of the year,
"My time has been awesome at Southern Miss and it was an agonizing decision for me to make."
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