Mack Brown extends contract with UNC through 2025

Mack Brown and North Carolina have agreed to a contract extension, which signs Brown to the university through 2025. Additionally, 10 North Carolina assistants have three-year contracts.

In a variety of ways, it’s hard to imagine Brown’s return to Chapel Hill going better. Over the last 2.5 years, Brown and his staff have completely revitalized a struggling program. That process, of course, started with a commitment from Sam Howell, mere weeks after Brown got the job.

Larry Fedora’s last team in 2018 went 2-9. Since then, it’s been a different story. UNC went 7-6 in 2019 and 8-5 in 2020. In both of those seasons North Carolina went to a bowl game; the 2020 season saw the Heel climb all the way to No. 5 in the AP Poll.

While the on-field product is better, so, too is the recruiting. North Carolina’s 2020 recruiting class — headlined by 5-star CB Tony Grimes — ranked No. 13 in the nation. That was followed by UNC’s historic 2021 recruiting class, which cleaned up in the state of North Carolina.