Return of the Mack

Famed Texas Longhorn football coach scores new gig with University of North Carolina

Famed Longhorn football coach scores new gig with UNC Chapel Hill

Mack Brown Longhorns UT resignation
Mack Brown is reportedly returning to UNC as the Tar Heels' head football coach. Photo courtesy of UT Athletics

KVUE — Former Texas Longhorns football coach Mack Brown is reportedly putting on his head coaching hat again — and rocking Carolina blue and white for the second time in his career.

According to a report Monday morning, Brown, who coached the University of North Carolina Tar Heels for a decade before making his way to the University of Texas in Austin, has been in talks with UNC to replace Larry Fedora after he was fired on Sunday. But now, 247Sports reports that the decision is official and sources confirm that Brown has already started work on assembling his coaching staff.

Hook'em.com reports that after a 16-year reign at the University of Texas, which included two Big 12 titles and a 2005 National Championship, the 67-year-old has been working as an ESPN analyst.

According to USA Today, Brown would definitely have some work to do with getting the Tar Heels back to good standing in the national football rankings, but it wouldn't be something he hasn't conquered before.

"He went 1-10 in his first two seasons in Chapel Hill before turning the program into one of the best in the ACC. The Tar Heels won 10 games in each of his final two seasons," USA Today reports.

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