UNC announces Mack Brown’s return as head football coach

UNC announces Mack Brown’s return as head football coach

The 67-year-old, who won the national championship in 2005 with Vince Young as his quarterback, is now working as an analyst at ESPN.

It looks like Mack Brown is headed back to North Carolina.

Brown left UNC to accept the head coaching position at Texas.

That "new direction", we know now, is a return to the past. Fedora had a 45-43 mark across seven seasons with the Tar Heels, a tenure that was highlighted by an 11-win season and ACC Coastal championship in 2015 and the rewriting of almost every offensive record in program history.

UNC (re-) introduces Mack Brown as head football coach and Jeff Gravley is there.

North Carolina has hired Mack Brown to lead its football program, the school announced in a press release on Tuesday. Brown also reportedly has already begun to assemble his coaching staff in preparation for returning to UNC, some two decades after his first tenure with the school ended.


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.

The UNC program then quickly fell on hard times. Brown's final four teams went a combined 30-21 before his exit in 2013. UNC was 1-7 in Atlantic Coast Conference play both years. Texas went 8-4 this year and Brown's final game will be the December 30 Alamo Bowl against Oregon.

Brown won 69 games during his run as North Carolina coach from 1988-97, good for second in program history. He is set for induction in the College Football Hall of Fame next week.

Brown's 244 career victories rank 10th among FBS coaches.

Since he left Texas, Brown has entered into broadcasting and is now a college football analyst for ESPN. Brown will appear on "College Football Countdown" and offer pregame, halftime and postgame commentary for the games on ABC, including "Saturday Night Football".

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