Report: Mack Brown will be named next head coach at UNC
Mack Brown is set to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame next week, but that is suddenly not the biggest news surrounding the former Texas head coach.
According to a report from Inside Carolina, Brown has reached a deal to become the next head coach at North Carolina. He is already in the process of assembling a coaching staff, and an official announcement is expected from the school as early as Tuesday.
Brown, 67, has not coached since 2013 and has spent the last several years as a college football analyst for ESPN. Prior to becoming the head coach at Texas in 1998, Brown coached at UNC for 10 years and turned the program around, posting three 10-win seasons. The Tar Heels were 15-0 against in-state rivals NC State, Duke and Wake Forest during Brown’s last five years with the program.
While he has admitted to making some big recruiting mistakes toward the end of his tenure with the Longhorns, Brown is a huge hire for UNC. He’s a national championship-winning coach who should ignite UNC’s fanbase coming off a disappointing 2-9 season under Larry Fedora.