Mack Brown reportedly returning as North Carolina coach

UNC reportedly hiring back Mack Brown

Mack Brown Hired As UNC's Next Football Coach

In total, Brown has a career head coaching record of 244-122 in 30 seasons and is 13-8 in bowl games.

Following five years away from coaching, the longtime Longhorn coach will return to North Carolina to coach the Tar Heels. This comes one day after the university chose to part ways with Larry Fedora after seven years.

Brown, who coached the Heels to a 69-46 record from 1988 to 1997, had worked at ESPN as a commentator since leaving the University of Texas after the 2013 season.

Update (Nov. 26, 8:37 a.m.): It appears Mack Brown will indeed replace Larry Fedora at North Carolina.

Brown left UNC to accept the head coaching position at Texas. In both of those seasons, North Carolina finished inside the top 10 of the final AP Poll.

If he's able to assemble that kind of staff, it not only could awaken the Tar Heels and their fan base, but also serve as a warning that Brown is serious about trying to threaten the ACC's current dominant power, Clemson, among others. After starting out with a pair of 1-10 seasons, Brown led the program to a 67-25-1 mark over his final eight campaigns.

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 has spent the last several years as an analyst and color commentator for ESPN, and at no point during his incoherent ramblings on ESPN did Brown ever sound like someone who should be a coach at a major college football program again. According to IC, he's now in the process of assembling a staff.

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