Mack Brown accepts North Carolina Tar Heels job

Mack Brown accepts North Carolina Tar Heels job

Mack Brown accepts North Carolina Tar Heels job

General view of the game between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Kenan Stadium on November 5, 2016 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. And from 1992, until his final year there in 1997, Brown helped lead the Tar Heels to five consecutive bowl games.

Game time will be announced in the spring.

Brown would replace Larry Fedora, who was sacked after seven seasons and a 45-43 record, including a 2-9 mark this season. Two former head coaches that took a career in commentary and analysis for college football in the past few years included former LSU Tigers head coach Les Miles and former head Texas football coach Mack Brown.

Brown was the head coach at UNC from 1987-1997 compiling a record of 69-46-1.

After coaching at UNC, Brown went on to become head coach at Texas where he built up a 158-48 record over 16 seasons. Brown, 67, is two years older than new Kansas coach Les Miles but nonetheless going to be tasked with the same kind of challenge.

UNC (re-) introduces Mack Brown as head football coach and Jeff Gravley is there.

A formal announcement from UNC naming Brown as its head coach is expected on Tuesday. North Carolina finished 10-2 and 11-1 in his final two seasons.

"Sally and I love North Carolina, we love this University and we are thrilled to be back", Brown said. Brown, who won a national championship with the Longhorns during the 2005 season, has not coached since his final season in Austin in 2013. He has worked for ESPN and ABC sports for the last several years since leaving Texas following the 2013 season.

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

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. Brown was most recently a college football commentator for ESPN.

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