UNC reportedly hiring Mack Brown as next coach

UNC reportedly hiring back Mack Brown

UNC reportedly hiring back Mack Brown

The news comes just a day after the University announced it would not retain Larry Fedora following a 2-9 season.

Mack Brown is returning to North Carolina as its head football coach, 247Sports' Inside Carolina reported Monday, citing unidentified sources.

Following five years away from coaching, the longtime Longhorn coach will return to North Carolina to coach the Tar Heels.




What's old is new again - reportedly. From 1988 to 1997, Brown led the Tar Heels to a record of 69-46-1.

Perhaps there could be some benefit to bringing back a coach like Brown, who is familiar and devoted to improving the program, but it is probably safe to say Brown's potential success at UNC will be reliant on having a strong supporting cast around him. Brown was the 1996 ACC Coach of the Year. Following consecutive one-win seasons, Brown began to turn the program around with a 6-4-1 mark. The Tar Heels were ranked in the top 10 in Brown's final two seasons in Chapel Hill. Those Longhorns teams went 158-48 in Brown's tenure; on two occasions Texas played in the national title game. That will pit Brown against Will Muschamp for the first time since the two were coaches together at Texas. Brown not only will draw the attention for his return to college football but the Tar Heels have their opener scheduled against SC in the Belk Kickoff Classic in Charlotte.

On Sunday, Tom Luginbill, an ESPN college football analyst, and Kirk Bohls, a longtime columnist at the Austin American-Statesman, each indicated that Brown could be the next man in line for the vacant head coaching job at North Carolina, where he was the head coach at for 10 seasons prior to being hired at Texas in December 1997.

Recommended News

  • Players hurt by glass and gas in 'disgraceful' bus attack

    Players hurt by glass and gas in 'disgraceful' bus attack

    With so much at stake, the consequences for the losers at Estadio El Monumental could be huge for Argentinian football. Having the desired effect, some of the players on board suffered from the ill-effects of this attack.
    Steph Curry In Black Friday Car Crash, Appears Okay

    Steph Curry In Black Friday Car Crash, Appears Okay

    In their first 12 games of the season, the Warriors averaged 29.7 assists per 100 possessions, the NBA's best mark. This morning, Stephen Curry was involved in a three vehicle crash Westbound Highway 24 in Oakland, California .
    First trailer released for upcoming Lion King film starring Beyonce

    First trailer released for upcoming Lion King film starring Beyonce

    In addition to The Lion King , Disney has live-action reboots of Mulan , The Little Mermaid, Dumbo , and Aladdin in the works. Beyoncé Knowles-Carter will play Simba's love interest, Nala , while Chiwetel Ejiofor will play the villainous scar .
  • NASA's Mars lander to touch down in five days

    NASA's Mars lander to touch down in five days

    InSight is part of NASA's Discovery Program, managed by the agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Without consideration of the cost of the rocket and costs for partners, the mission cost about $500 million.
    Kelly Clarkson Breaks Tradition & Sings Live at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2018

    Kelly Clarkson Breaks Tradition & Sings Live at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2018

    Diana Ross , John Legend , Martina McBride and the Muppets from " Sesame Street " are slated to perform in the frigid cold. The parade coverage will air on both the CBS ad NBC network, showcasing the latest balloon floats and parade performers.
    Google Play Offering $0.99 Movie Rentals (and Other Discounts) on Thanksgiving

    Google Play Offering $0.99 Movie Rentals (and Other Discounts) on Thanksgiving

    If that isn't enough, Google is also offering up Starz subscriptions for $5 per month for your first three months of service.
  • Unifor urging GM to bring more product to Oshawa plant

    Unifor urging GM to bring more product to Oshawa plant

    The reduction includes 8,100 white-collar workers, some of whom will take buyouts and others who will be laid off. In Ontario, it plans to halt production of the Chevrolet Impala and Cadillac XTS by the final quarter of 2019.
    Australia takes 1-0 lead with close finish

    Australia takes 1-0 lead with close finish

    Similarly, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav too will look to adjust to the Australian length and pace. Adam Zampa said he was "stoked" after getting the Indian captain for cheap, speaking at the post match press conference.
    United States  justice chief challenged in Supreme Court

    United States justice chief challenged in Supreme Court

    Sessions had recused himself from the investigation, which is being conducted by special counsel Robert Mueller . Bush administration, vied for the GOP Senate nomination in Iowa in 2014 but lost to Sen.
  • Americans are anxious  about climate change

    Americans are anxious about climate change

    The National Academy of Sciences reviewed the report, and one of the members said this: "We have wasted 15 years of response time. What's more, because the Trump administration hurried up the release, their own allies seemed unprepared.
    Spurs sink Chelsea as City and Liverpool continue EPL lead

    Spurs sink Chelsea as City and Liverpool continue EPL lead

    Son's dramatic intervention ended Watford's unbeaten run of five games and pushed Spurs up to third in the table. Leroy Sane too stomped his authority in the game hitting a goal in each half to make it 4-0 for his side.
    Investigate Ivanka Trump's emails

    Investigate Ivanka Trump's emails

    Ivanka Trump used her personal email account a year ago to handle as many as 100 discussions of official White House matters. They weren't classified like Hillary Clinton .

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.