Grant Halverson

Fedora Reportedly Turns Down Tennessee Job

After Mike Gundy and Charlie Strong signed extensions at their schools, Larry Fedora says he's not interested, so it's back to square one for the Volunteers as they seek a replacement for Derek Dooley.

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Fedora to Tennessee: "Not Interested"

According to a few sources on Twitter, Larry Fedora has told Tennessee "yeah, no thanks guys."

Pretty much confirms what we already suspected but I still say this is a good drill for UNC fans. Get used to it - with a high-powered offensive system that fans love and a winning track record, Fedora is probably going to be mentioned in a lot of coaching rumors moving forward.

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Gundy & Strong Turn Down UT; is Fedora Next?

Whether or not their intention all along had been to leverage Tennessee's job offer into lucrative pay raises, that seems to be what's happening for both Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy and Louisville's Charlie Strong, who is finalizing a long-term contract extension to stay with the Cards, according to SI's Pete Thamel:

Charlie Strong is staying at Louisville, according to a Louisville source. Strong received a contract offer from Tennessee on Wednesday, but declined it after pondering the decision for a few hours.

Louisville and Strong are finalizing a long-term extension that could be announced as early as Thursday. It's expected to be a significant commitment in both years and dollars and will reportedly put Strong in the top echelon of coaches in the ACC.

This after Mike Gundy had already turned down the job, which probably would have made some fans just as nervous given that Fedora has connections to Oklahoma State and probably would have been a candidate to replace Gundy there.

As it stands, Larry Fedora is now probably Tennessee's leading candidate, which doesn't necessarily mean he'll take the job but certainly gives fans a reason for pause. There is a UNC football team meeting scheduled for today (which had already been scheduled well before any coaching carousels began spinning) so I imagine the media will be swarming into Chapel Hill to deliver us a new round of hearsay and conjecture.

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Sources: Fedora Interviewing at Tennessee

Suddenly UNC head coach Larry Fedora is being mentioned as one of three candidates to replace Derek Dooley at Tennessee.

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