What’s old is new again — reportedly. According to Inside Carolina, North Carolina plans to hire Mack Brown as its next football coach. This comes one day after the university decided to part ways with Larry Fedora after seven years. The announcement is schedule to take place on Tuesday (Nov. 27).
— InsideCarolina (@InsideCarolina) November 26, 2018
(It’s time to cue up the Mack Morrison, it seems.)
Brown, of course, coached North Carolina for 10 seasons in the 1980s and 1990s. From 1988 to 1997, Brown led the Tar Heels to a record of 69-46-1. Over his final two seasons in Chapel Hill, Brown’s UNC squads went a combined 20-3. In both of those seasons, North Carolina finished inside the top 10 of the final AP Poll. Brown was the 1996 ACC Coach of the Year.
After his time at UNC, Brown went on to coach Texas for 16 seasons — achieving all kinds of success. Those Longhorns teams went 158-48 in Brown’s tenure; on two occasions Texas played in the national title game. The 2005 team, led by Vince Young, claimed victory over USC; a few years later, the 2009 team fell to Alabama.
For the past few seasons, since he left his post as head coach of Texas, Brown has worked as college football analyst for ESPN. According to IC, he’s currently in the process of assembling a staff.