Source: No contact between Tennessee, UNC about talking to Larry Fedora

Staff writerDecember 4, 2012 

Amid speculation that North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora would interview today for the head coaching vacancy at Tennessee, a source close to the UNC athletic department said there has been no contact between Tennessee and UNC about Fedora, and that neither Tennessee, nor any entity representing it, has requested permission to interview Fedora.

Permission wouldn’t be necessary to interview a candidate, but it is seen as a courtesy in the coaching profession.

Volquest.com, a Rivals.com-affiliated website that covers Tennessee football, basketball and recruiting, reported on Tuesday morning that Fedora would interview on Tuesday with Dave Hart, the Tennessee athletic director.

Fedora recently completed his first season at UNC. The school introduced him last December, and he signed a seven-year contract that runs through Jan. 15, 2019. Fedora’s salary at UNC is $1.7 million. He received a one-time payment of $400,000 after UNC hired him.

If Fedora were to leave for another job before Jan. 15, 2013, he’d owe UNC $2.35 million, according to his contract. Fedora’s buyout shrinks to $1 million if were to leave between Jan. 16, 2014 and Jan. 15, 2015.

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