Fedora Close to Southern Miss Job

Because of a pair of sources, one at Southern Mississippi and one associated with Southern Mississippi, GoPokes.com reported earlier that Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Larry Fedora had accepted the job as the head football coach at Southern Mississippi. The truth is Fedora is very close to having that option. GoPokes.com apologizes for the inaccuracy of the earlier report.

Fedora, 45, and his wife, Christi, flew to Hattiesburg, Miss., on Friday to meet with Southern Miss athletic director Richard Giannini and other University officials. Fedora had reportedly had discussions with Giannini earlier this week. The Fedoras returned to Stillwater late Friday evening or early Saturday as both sides were contemplating the final move of making Fedora the head coach of the Golden Eagles.

Reports of consideration of one more candidate, OU offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson for one, could not be confirmed. Reports that a contract and conditions of the football program for the future at Southern Mississippi being discussed between Fedora and Giannini appear to be true.

Southern Miss head coach Jeff Bower resigned Nov. 26 after 17 years in directing the Golden Eagles of Conference USA. Fedora has spent the past three seasons coordinating the Oklahoma State offense for Mike Gundy and developed the Cowboy offensive attack into one of the top units in the Big 12 and college football.