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There's 1 "Obvious" Candidate For The North Carolina Football Job

North Carolina football players run out of the tunnel.

CHAPEL HILL, NC - SEPTEMBER 23: The North Carolina Tar Heels take the fiels for their game against the Duke Blue Devils at Kenan Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

UNC is the latest opening on the coaching carousel. Larry Fedora was let go as head coach earlier this morning after seven seasons.

The Tar Heels are just 5-19 over the last two seasons, but should still attract plenty of quality candidates. After all, it was three years ago in 2015 that they won 11 games and played in the ACC Championship Game.

In the eyes of USA Today columnist Dan Wolken, there is one "obvious" pick for the Heels: Appalachian State head coach Scott Satterfield.

Satterfield has won 39 games the last four seasons at App State. He had the Mountaineers ranked in the AP Top 25 for the first time ever earlier this season. Satterfield would obviously be a quality hire, but there are other names to watch, per ESPN's Adam Rittenberg.

Another name suggested by FOX Sports' Bruce Feldman is Ohio State offensive coordinator Ryan Day.

We should get some more clarity on this search sometime soon.