UNC Close to Hiring Mack Brown As Next Coach

Mack Brown
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Nov. 26 (UPI) — The University of North Carolina is close to naming Mack Brown its next football coach.

Sources told 247 Sports that the Tar Heels have reached a deal with Brown to fill the vacancy and an announcement is expected on Tuesday. Brown has already began assembling his staff, according to that report.

source told Stadium that the deal between North Carolina and Brown is “not done yet.” Another source told Stadium that North Carolina is the only program Brown is considering for a return to coaching.Brown, 67, manned the sidelines at Texas for 16 seasons before announcing his Longhorns resignation in 2013. He posted a 158-48 record, including a national championship and 10-5 bowl record while with the Longhorns.

Before joining Texas, Brown coached for 10 seasons at North Carolina. He coached at Tulane prior to his Tar Heels tenure.

Brown owned a 69-46-1 record as the Tar Heels’ coach. He was 3-2 in bowl games at North Carolina. The Tar Heels fired coach Larry Fedora on Sunday after he posted a 45-43 record in seven seasons in Chapel Hill.

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