Report: Power 5 coach wanted Baylor job, but was never interviewed Justin Berl/Getty Images
MORGANTOWN, WV - DECEMBER 03: Ryan Reid #9 of the Baylor Bears reacts after a defensive stop in the first half during the game against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Mountaineer Field on December 3, 2016 in Morgantown, West Virginia. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)

Baylor’s reported hiring of Temple’s Matt Rhule appears to be a good hire for the Bears when you consider the state of the program. However, according to another report, it appears that Baylor could have gotten an even bigger name for the job.

According to Jason King of Bleacher Report, North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora expressed interesting in taking the Baylor job, but we never offered or interviewed by the Bears.

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Fedora was previously an assistant at Baylor from 1991 to 1996. While Fedora has been one of the bigger candidates available for head coaching jobs recently, the seven-year extension he signed with North Carolina could be pricing a team like Baylor out of the equation.

Fedora is 40-24 in his five seasons at North Carolina. His Tar Heels are currently scheduled to face Stanford on Dec. 30 in the Sun Bowl.

Bo was born in Atlanta, GA, and has always been a savvy sports follower. He attended Georgia Tech and has previously worked with ESPN TrueHoop, HawksHoop, and the Georgia Tech Newsroom. He covers national college football for FanBuzz.
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