FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - OCTOBER 6: Assistant head coach Dan McCarney of the South Florida Bulls cheers on his team during the game against the Florida Atlantic Owls on October 6, 2007 at Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that McCarney, a Florida assistant and former Iowa State head coach, is being hired as the replacement for the fired Todd Dodge. The person would not comment publicly because the school had not yet made its announcement.
North Texas has called a news conference for Tuesday afternoon "to announce the hiring of the new head football coach."