Mack Brown Hired As UNC's Next Football Coach

UNC reportedly hiring back Mack Brown

UNC reportedly hiring back Mack Brown

The 67-year-old Brown has not coached since he and Texas parted ways after the 2013 season, but will apparently be returning to Chapel Hill, where he served as head coach from 1988 to 1997.

Mack Brown announces that he is stepping down as head football coach at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013.

After two 1-win seasons, he turned the Tar Heels around, leading them to eight winning seasons, including three with 10 wins and six straight bowl games. The 2005 team, led by Vince Young, claimed victory over USC; a few years later, the 2009 team fell to Alabama. "We can't to wait to meet our current student-athletes and reconnect with friends, alumni and fellow Tar Heel coaches".

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Brown would replace Larry Fedora, who was sacked after seven seasons and a 45-43 record, including a 2-9 mark this season. Fedora matched a program record with 11 wins and won an Atlantic Coast Conference division championship in 2015, but the Tar Heels have lost 21 of 27 games - including 16 of 18 in the ACC - since November 2016.

His last five years were spent as an ESPN college football analyst.

That "new direction", we know now, is a return to the past. He's the second-winningest coach in both North Carolina and Texas history. Fedora's fate may have been determined prior to Saturday's regular season finale against NC State, thanks in part to Cunningham and North Carolina having the next move already lined up. Brown will be asked to deliver success on the field but also to establish (or in some cases reestablish) relationships that can help generate energy and resources that can improve the football program.

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