UNC announces Mack Brown’s return as head football coach


Mack Brown, head coach of the University of North Carolina Tar Heels talks on the head phones during a game in the 1990s. In both of those seasons, North Carolina finished inside the top 10 of the final AP Poll.

The Tar Heels fired their head coach, Larry Fedora, on Sunday after going 2-9 this season, his seventh with the program.

Brown resigned after the 2013 season, which was also the last time he has been a head coach of a college football team. From 1988 to 1997, Brown led the Tar Heels to a record of 69-46-1.

After his time at UNC, Brown went on to coach Texas for 16 seasons - achieving all kinds of success.

Ticket prices for next season's opener were recently announced with prices for Gamecock Club members starting from $59.

Texas football could be impacted any number of ways by some of the recent coaching news happening around the Power Five conferences. Brown, who won a national championship with the Longhorns during the 2005 season, has not coached since his final season in Austin in 2013.

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After two 1-win seasons, he turned the Tar Heels around, leading them to eight winning seasons, including three with 10 wins and six straight bowl games.

If multiple news reports are accurate, the life of North Carolina High Country resident Mack Brown has come full circle while proving you can, indeed, go home again.

After that season, things fizzled out with UT combining for a 30-21 (18-17 Big 12) record over his last four seasons.

Brown, who is now an analyst for ESPN, is tied with Coach Bill Dooley for second place in all-time wins at North Carolina. He was selected for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame this past January. He is 244-122-1 in his career as a head coach and 13-7 in bowl games.

Since he left Texas, Brown has entered into broadcasting and is now a college football analyst for ESPN.