Published: Wed, November 28, 2018
Sport | By Joe Gonzales

Mack Brown accepts North Carolina Tar Heels job

Mack Brown accepts North Carolina Tar Heels job

Brown replaces Larry Fedora, who was sacked Sunday after going 45-43 in seven seasons at UNC.

"Sally and I love North Carolina, we love this University and we are thrilled to be back, " Brown said in a press release. 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. Brown compiled a record of 69-46-1 at North Carolina and led the Tar Heels to six straight bowl appearances in his final six years there. 247Sports affiliate Inside Carolina is reporting that an announcement is expected Tuesday with Brown already beginning to assemble his coaching staff. The News & Observer has confirmed this report. Brown seemed to be content in retirement after a very long coaching career that ended after the 2013 campaign with Texas football. He also had a 16-year run at Texas and recently had been working as an ESPN studio analyst the last five seasons.

On Sunday, UNC fired head coach Larry Fedora.

He started 1-10 in each of his first two seasons, but steadily built up the program through strong recruiting, particularly with instate prospects. According to IC, he's now in the process of assembling a staff.

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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.

Brown parted ways with Texas following the 2013 season after the Longhorns failed to reach 10 wins in each of his final four seasons.

Brown, 67, is 244-122-1 in 30 seasons as a head coach. The Tar Heels won just five games combined over the last two seasons, finishing with 3-9 and 2-9 records in 2017 and 2018, respectively. He has always been regarded as one of college football's most wide-open and top offensive coaches.

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