North Carolina brings back Mack Brown as football coach

28 November, 2018, 11:21 | Author: Isabel Grant
  • UNC reportedly hiring back Mack Brown

With Larry Fedora out as head coach of the University of North Carolina football team, a familiar face is coming back, the university confirmed Tuesday. Miles and Brown left retirement from the world of college football coaching to rejoin the Power Five ranks in the past two weeks.

Brown, 67, will be introduced as early as Tuesday as the replacement for Larry Fedora, who was sacked shortly after the Tar Heels finished the 2018 season at 2-9 (1-7 in the ACC). But after just five wins in the last two seasons, Cunningham moved quickly to "take the football program in a new direction". Brown was originally hired at UNC in 1988 and led the Tar Heels to three 10-win seasons and three bowl victories before being hired away by Texas in 1998.

Update (Nov. 26, 8:48 p.m.): Mack Brown has reportedly agreed to terms to become North Carolina's new head football coach, per ESPN.

Ticket prices for next season's opener were recently announced with prices for Gamecock Club members starting from $59.

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South Carolina's 2019 season-opening opponent didn't wait long to replace its fired head coach. Over his final two seasons in Chapel Hill, Brown's UNC squads went a combined 20-3.

Brown led a lengthy period of success with the Longhorns, including winning the 2005 BCS national title in the infamous Rose Bowl game against USC. Texas went 8-4 this year and Brown's final game will be the December 30 Alamo Bowl against Oregon. He has worked for ESPN and ABC sports for the last several years since leaving Texas following the 2013 season. Brown is now tied with Bill Dooley for the second-most wins in program history with 69. He is set for induction in the College Football Hall of Fame next week.

Brown's overall career record is 244-122.

Since he left Texas, Brown has entered into broadcasting and is now a college football analyst for ESPN.

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