North Carolina hiring Mack Brown as head coach

North Carolina hiring Mack Brown as head coach

North Carolina hiring Mack Brown as head coach

In his final season, his team finished 10-1.

For the past five years, he's been an analyst for ESPN.

Brown needs four wins at North Carolina to pass Dick Crum (72) for the most victories in program history.

While Brown would inherit a UNC program in desperate need of a turnaround, there is at least one bit of good news for him: the school has been finishing construction on a new indoor football practice facility with adjoining outdoor fields - a complex that was supposed to open this season but hit delays - as part of a $115 million athletics facility project.

Head coach Mack Brown of the Texas Longhorns arrives at Cotton Bowl as the Longhorns prepare to take on the Oklahoma Sooners on October 12, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. Those Longhorns teams went 158-48 in Brown's tenure; on two occasions Texas played in the national title game.

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

Brown led North Carolina from 1988-97 before taking over the Longhorns' program for 16 seasons (1998-2013).

The Austin American-Statesman reported that he would be interested in assembling a staff that would include former Auburn head coach Gene Chizik as his defensive coordinator and recently fired Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury as his offensive coordinator.

Brown also has been a head coach at Tulane, as well as an assistant at Florida State, Southern Mississippi, Memphis State, Iowa State, Louisiana State (LSU) and Oklahoma. "We can't to wait to meet our current student-athletes and reconnect with friends, alumni and fellow Tar Heel coaches".

The announcement came after an emergency meeting with UNC Board of Trustees.

The move to hire Brown was made swiftly. Fedora compiled a 45-43 record in seven seasons at UNC.

"This is a big day for Carolina", UNC Chancellor Carol L. Folt said in a press release.

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