North Carolina Tar Heels Reportedly Hire College Football Legend To Be Their New Coach

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Mack Brown will reportedly come back to once again coach the North Carolina Tar Heels football team.

Inside Carolina reported the following:

North Carolina has reached an agreement with Mack Brown to once again coach the Tar Heels, multiple sources have confirmed.

An announcement is expected Tuesday. Brown has already begun efforts to assemble his coaching staff, according to sources.

After stints at Appalachian State (1983) and Tulane (1985-87), he first took the UNC job in 1988 and rebounded from back-to-back 1-10 records to deliver winning seasons in each of the next eight years, highlighted by top-10 national rankings in the final AP Poll in 1996-97.

I get that name recognition and coaching pedigree played a role in this decision. Mack Brown has more accomplishments than just about anybody else out there who would even consider giving the Tar Heels the time of day. Does anybody really think a guy with a national championship is going to consider UNC? I don’t think so. This seems like a good option after kicking Fedora to the curb. (RELATED: The Final AP College Football Of The Regular Season Is Here. Find Out Who Is Number One)


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However, judging from a brief interaction I had with a UNC graduate today, the fans aren’t overly pleased. As he put it when he heard the news: “so stupid.”

It’s not a great sign if some of fanbase is calling the recent coaching hire “stupid.” Generally speaking, you want fans to be celebrating and optimistic. You don’t want them pissed off before he’s even been officially announced.

All I know for sure is that Mack Brown back on the sidelines is going to be content gold. Win or lose, I can’t wait to watch this circus get underway.

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