12 Facts About Larry Fedora

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Larry Fedora previously served as head coach at the University of Southern Mississippi from 2008 to 2011, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 2012 to 2018, and the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Baylor University in 2020.

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Larry Fedora played wide receiver at Austin College before starting his coaching career as a graduate assistant there in 1986.

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Larry Fedora spent four seasons as head coach of the junior varsity team at Garland High School, a powerhouse in Texas high school football, but then returned to the collegiate ranks, coaching tight ends, wide receivers and running backs for six seasons at Baylor.

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4.

Larry Fedora served as run game coordinator in 2002, perimeter game coordinator in 2003 and offensive coordinator in 2004.

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5.

Larry Fedora is a proponent of the spread offense Larry Fedora drew several assistant coaching offers from top-tier schools including LSU and Alabama as well as some head coaching offers including Rice and Air Force.

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6.

In November 2007, Larry Fedora was rumored to be a candidate for the head coaching job at Baylor University, which eventually went to Art Briles.

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7.

Larry Fedora made a big splash in his first recruiting season, as Fedora was able to land five-star prospect DeAndre Brown, who had offers from several Southeastern Conference schools, such as LSU, Ole Miss, and Auburn.

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8.

Larry Fedora's players graduated at a higher rate than at any time in school history.

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In 2011, Larry Fedora led his 24th-ranked Southern Mississippi team to winning the Conference USA championship by defeating Kevin Sumlin's then-No 6 ranked and then-undefeated, Houston Cougars, two weeks after losing to UAB.

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10.

Larry Fedora promised to implement an aggressive, attacking philosophy on both sides of the ball, with the same wide-open spread offense he implemented at Southern Miss and a blitz-heavy defense.

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11.

Larry Fedora knew that he would not be able to compete in post-season play in his first year due to NCAA probation for recruiting and academic violations.

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12.

Partly to address this, Larry Fedora hired former Auburn head coach Gene Chizik as defensive coordinator for the 2015 season.

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