Coaching Legend Mack Brown Returning to Sidelines at North Carolina

Coaching Legend Mack Brown Returning to Sidelines at North Carolina

Coaching Legend Mack Brown Returning to Sidelines at North Carolina

In his seven seasons leading the Tar Heels, Fedora produced a 45-43 record.

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. According to the report, an announcement is expected as soon as Tuesday.

Brown coached 1998 Heisman Trophy victor Ricky Williams as well as three Maxwell Award victor (Williams, Vince Young, Colt McCoy), a Butkus Award and Thorpe Award winners. Brown compiled a record of 69-46 at North Carolina and led the Tar Heels to six straight bowl appearances in his final six years there.

News of the Brown hiring was reported Monday morning by Inside Carolina, which followed up a previous report from Football Scoop from Sunday noting there were some hot murmurs about the hiring process at UNC being connected to Brown.

North Carolina is going back in time with their new coaching hire.

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.

The Longhorns also won the 2005 national championship.

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. Brown has spent the last several years as an analyst and color commentator for ESPN, and at no point during his incoherent ramblings on ESPN did Brown ever sound like someone who should be a coach at a major college football program again.

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