North Carolina brings back Mack Brown as football coach

Kirby Lee- USA Today Sports

Kirby Lee- USA Today Sports

Brown agreed to terms to become the next head coach at North Carolina, a source told ESPN on Monday night, but his return was pending approval by the university's board.

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. "We are excited about his plans for our football program, and I am thrilled to welcome Coach Brown and wife Sally back to Chapel Hill".

It looks like Mack Brown is headed back to North Carolina. The announcement is schedule to take place on Tuesday (Nov. 27).

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Legendary coach Mack Brown is returning to lead the Tar Heels to victory, just as he did in the 80s and 90s.

Brown coached 1998 Heisman Trophy victor Ricky Williams as well as three Maxwell Award victor (Williams, Vince Young, Colt McCoy), a Butkus Award and Thorpe Award winners. Those Longhorns teams went 158-48 in Brown's tenure; on two occasions Texas played in the national title game.

Brown parted ways with Texas following the 2013 season after the Longhorns failed to reach 10 wins in each of his final four seasons.

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The Tar Heels are in the midst of a deep two-year downturn.

The 67-year-old Brown is now an analyst at ESPN. Fedora did wear out his welcome in Chapel Hill, NC, hence the move to bring someone aboard like Brown. Following consecutive one-win seasons, Brown began to turn the program around with a 6-4-1 mark. North Carolina finished 10-2 and 11-1 in his final two seasons.

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