UNC announces Mack Brown’s return as head football coach

Arnold Nichols
November 28, 2018

ESPN analyst Tom Luginbill also said on Sirius XM Radio "Mack Brown will be the head coach for a second tenure at North Carolina".

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

Multiple media outlets are reporting that Mack Brown is now the front-runner in a return stint as head football coach at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Brown, who went 158-48 over 16 years at Texas, coach at UNC for 10 seasons before getting the Texas job and had a record of 69-46-1 with the Heels.


The Austin American-Statesman reported that he would be interested in assembling a staff that would include former Auburn head coach Gene Chizik as his defensive coordinator and recently fired Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury as his offensive coordinator. InsideCarolina reports that Brown will return to coaching and lead the Tar Heels next season.

Brown came to UNC after three seasons (11-21) at Tulane and with a 6-5 season as the head coach at Appalachian State on his resume.

Brown left Texas in 2013 and has been working in broadcasting in recent years. Brown seemed to be content in retirement after a very long coaching career that ended after the 2013 campaign with Texas football. Fedora did wear out his welcome in Chapel Hill, NC, hence the move to bring someone aboard like Brown.

Brown, of course, was famous at Texas for leading the program to nine straight seasons of at least 10 wins from 2001-09, which included two Big 12 championships, two Rose Bowl victories, two national championship game berths and one national title win in 2005. In both of those seasons, North Carolina finished inside the top 10 of the final AP Poll.

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