NCAA Football: North Carolina at Virginia

Oct 27, 2018; Charlottesville, VA, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels head coach Larry Fedora yells from the sidelines against the Virginia Cavaliers in the second quarter at Scott Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Baylor hired former North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora as its next offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, the school announced Saturday.

Fedora, 57, spent last season as an analyst for the University of Texas.

He joins the staff of new Bears coach Dave Aranda, the former LSU defensive coordinator who was hired last week to replace Matt Rhule. Rhule left Waco to become head coach of the NFL's Carolina Panthers.

"I'm excited about Coach Fedora joining our staff as offensive coordinator," Aranda said. "Larry has a track record of explosive, prolific offenses. He will do a great job of spreading the ball around and making the defense have to defend every blade of grass. He will maximize our playmakers and put them in space to create mismatches. He is a great motivator and a former head coach that I will rely on for advice. I'm excited about working with him and maximizing our offense's potential."

Fedora compiled a 45-43 record at North Carolina from 2012-18 but was fired after his teams posted 3-9 and 2-9 record in his last two seasons in Chapel Hill. His Tar Heels made four bowl appearances.

"I am thrilled to be back in Waco and working with Coach Aranda," Fedora said. "Baylor is a special place and I have many fond memories of my time here working under Coach (Grant) Teaff and Coach (Charles) Reedy. I look forward to meeting the players, getting to work and building one of the top offenses in the Big 12."

Fedora was 34-19 as the head coach with four bowl appearances in four seasons at Southern Miss from 2008-11.

A proponent of the spread offense, Fedora served as the offensive coordinator at Oklahoma State under coach Mike Gundy from 2005-07.

This will be his second stint in Waco, where he coached tight ends, wide receivers and running backs from 1991-96.

--Field Level Media

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