ACC Now is reporting that according to a source at UNC, Tennessee has not contacted the university asking for permission to speak with Fedora.
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.
In this day and age, schools may or may not seek permission and in fact a lot of informal back channel chatter goes on before a formal interview happens. Whether or not UNC and Tennessee have been in contact with each other over Fedora is over little consequence.