North Carolina hiring Mack Brown as head coach

Hope Soto
November 27, 2018

Brown won 69 games during his run as North Carolina coach from 1988-97, good for second in program history.

Brown would replace Larry Fedora, who was sacked after seven seasons and a 45-43 record, including a 2-9 mark this season.

Mack Brown will be the new head coach at North Carolina according to multiple reports after Larry Fedora's firing on Sunday. 247Sports affiliate Inside Carolina is reporting that an announcement is expected Tuesday with Brown already beginning to assemble his coaching staff. The News & Observer has confirmed this report.

Brown has spent the past five years as a college football analyst for ESPN but in recent years had expressed an interest in returning to the sideline.

Gene Chizik is rumored to be his top choice as defensive coordinator, but Chizik left Chapel Hill two years ago from that same position in order to be closer to his family in Auburn, and by all accounts seems to enjoy being a dad.

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Brown, of course, coached North Carolina for 10 seasons in the 1980s and 1990s. After starting out with a pair of 1-10 seasons, Brown led the program to a 67-25-1 mark over his final eight campaigns.

Brown will be 68-years-old by the time the next season starts, and has been out of coaching for five years.

Brown parted ways with Texas following the 2013 season after the Longhorns failed to reach 10 wins in each of his final four seasons.

Over 29 seasons as a head coach at Tulane, UNC and Texas, Brown has a career-record of 238-117-1.

Heralded as a sleeping giant in college football for many years, the Tar Heels have long held delusions of grandeur in thinking their program is more than what it is.

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