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Larry Fedora Has Most of His Staff in Place, Although There Are No Announcements

I'm never sure how to handle stuff like this. On the one hand, nothing's official, but Inside Carolina is reporting that Larry Fedora has lined up almost his entire football staff for the coming season. So do I post about it now? Now and when it's officially announced? Just after the fact? Eh, I don't have a strong opinion either way, so let's just get it out of the way.

As discussed earlier, the defensive coordinator will be Vic Koenning, previously of Clemson and most recently Illinois. Fedora has also brought aboard his co-defensive coordinator and linebacker coach from Southern Miss, Dave Duggan; Duggan spent four years with the Eagles after being the head coach of NFL Europe's Cologne Centurions for two seasons, where he had the top-ranked defense. Also hired was the Golden Eagles' defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach Dan Disch, giving us three people with the title of "defensive coordinator" associated with them. I have no idea how that's going to sort itself out.

Fedora also brought along his offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach from Southern Miss, Blake Anderson. Anderson held the same position at Louisiana-Lafayette in 2007 prior to joining Fedora's staff. Prior to that he was in private business, to which I hope someone has checked to make sure he wasn't working with John Blake. Anderson was a finalist to replace Fedora at Southern Miss, explaining his late hiring. Fedora has also supposedly hired Mississippi wide receiver coach Gunter Brewer, who held the various positions of co-offensive coordinator, passing game coordinator, receivers coach and quarterbacks coach at Oklahoma State before joining the Rebels last season. One would think Brewer will be the offensive coordinator, since he was hired earlier and the wide receiver coach at Southern Miss, Walt Bell, is also coming on board. This was Bell's first season in a coaching position.

Most of the remaining staff also comes from Southern Miss, including defensive line coach Deke Adams and offensive line coach Chris Kapilovic. The one holdover from the current staff is strength and conditioning coach Tom Myslinski, who was hired this past March by Butch Davis. Current tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator Allen Mogridge is the running for the running backs coach position, a position he held under Turner Gill at Buffalo. Mogridge is a UNC alum from the Mack Brown era, but the favorite for the job appears to be Texas A&M running backs coach Randy Jordan. Texas Tech running backs coach Chad Scott is also a possibility.