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Mack Brown Reportedly Making Controversial Defensive Coordinator Hire

North Carolina quarterback takes the snap against Georgia Tech.

CHAPEL HILL, NC - NOVEMBER 05: 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. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Mack Brown is quickly working to fill up his staffing ranks at his new post with the UNC Tar Heels. But he has quickly stirred up controversy by bringing in one of his former Texas assistants.

According to FootballScoop, Browns is set to hire Greg Robinson as his new defensive coordinator.

Robinson is a somewhat controversial figure as both a defensive coordinator and in a former stint as head coach of Syracuse.

His most successful year at Texas came as co-defensive coordinator in 2004, when the Longhorns went 12-1 with a Rose Bowl win over Michigan.

But in 2013, Robinson's second running the Texas defense, the Longhorns lost five games - all of which the team allowed 30 or more points. Mack Brown resigned after a 30-7 loss to Oregon in the Alamo Bowl and Robinson was not retained by his replacement, Charlie Strong.

Syracuse was where Robinson's name truly became mud among some college football fans.

Robinson coached the Orange from 2005 to 2008, going 10-37 (though five of those wins were later vacated due to NCAA sanctions).