Fedora comments on Oklahoma State allegations
North Carolina coach Larry Fedora, who served as the offensive coordinator at Oklahoma State from 2005-07, said he was shocked to hear about the allegations of corruptions at his former school, but that he didn’t know if the stories were accurate or not.
Sports Illustrated is currently running a five-part series that documents illicit payments, academic dishonesty, rampant drug use and more from 2000-11.
“It was shocking to me. But I also understand it’s accusations and allegations,” Fedora said. “So whether or not there’s any truth to them or not, I don’t know.
“But I do believe (Oklahoma State) will be aggressive and I think they’ll be transparent in their investigations. And if there is any wrongdoing I have complete faith that they’ll get it straightened out and they’ll accept whatever’s coming to ‘em and they’ll move on down the road.”
Fedora said he hasn’t read the articles yet, but he has spoken with UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham because of his ties to Oklahoma State.
“It was just a natural conversation on what my thoughts were about the situation,” Fedora said.
Fedora also spoke with UNC wide receivers coach Gunter Brewer, who was an Oklahoma State assistant from 2005-10.
“Both of us were kind of in shock that all this came out,” Fedora said.
A team spokesman said that Brewer wouldn’t comment until after the full series in published.