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Return of the Mack: Can Brown revive UNC football?

Long time head coach and CFB Hall of Famer Mack Brown, has been named the head coach at the University of North Carolina. Mack Brown, is back at UNC where he was head coach from 1988-1997 where he became the second most winningest coach in school history.

UNC hired Mack Brown following the release of Larry Fedora, who was the HC for the last seven years in Chapel Hill. Larry Fedora was let go following a 2-9 season where the Tar Heels only wins were against Pitt, and FCS Western Carolina. Fedora in his time as coach led the Tar Heels to a record of 45-43 and four bowl appearances.

Mack Brown is now in charge and is bringing back some of the same coaching staff he used at Texas. Defensive coordinator Greg Robinson will be rejoining Mack Brown after coaching for him in 2004 and 2013. Greg Robison will add experience, and knowledge to the coaching staff. Robinson brings in the knowledge of the NFL, and a long history of dominance in college football.


Along with the addition of Greg Robison, Brown is bringing in one of his old players, All-American Dre Bly. Bly played for Brown at UNC in 1996 and 1997 before he went on to play cornerback in the NFL. Bly will be the defensive backs coach for the Tar Heels in 2019.


Tim Brewster is another name that we have seen on the coaching staff in the past under Brown. Brewster coached for Mack Brown from 1989-2001 where he was the tight ends coach. Brewster will return to Chapel Hill coaching the tight ends once again, but this time he has more experience and a bigger name to help with the recruiting process. Brewster last worked for Jimbo Fisher and the Aggies.

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Mack Brown was hired on November 26th, and was received well by the players, and by Tar Heel nation. Following his hiring, Brown has been working hard every day and has made it clear that he wants to bring back the winning days of Tar Heel football. Brown put a large emphasis on recruiting and respect. He plans to start local in North Carolina, and hopes the recruiting bug spreads across the nation to pull in top notch prospects.

Brown is well known around the college football world, and it will be the boost the Tar Heels need in terms of recruiting and winning. Mack Brown knows how to win in college football, and he is ready to bring the ACC championship to Chapel Hill.


With a lot to prove Mack Brown will have to use all of his tricks to get some recruits to flip to UNC, and he will need to get to work as soon as possible to get his team ready for the 2019 season. Will he bring the spark the Tar Heels need to become one of the top teams in the nation? Time will only tell, but make no mistake Mack Brown will give it his best shot to revive Tar Heel football.



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