Mack Brown was the head coach of North Carolina football from 1988-1997. He went 69-46-1 in that span and reached bowl eligibility in his final six years before taking over Texas.
There are increasing rumors that he could return to take over the program.
Larry Fedora was officially dismissed as the Tar Heels head coach this morning, after a second-straight nine loss season.
ESPN's Tom Luginbill says he's pretty convinced that Mack Brown, who has been out of coaching since 2013, will get the job. Brown currently works as an analyst at ESPN.
A Texas football insider floated some really big names for a potential Mack Brown North Carolina football staff.
Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman said that former Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury and former UNC defensive coordinator and Auburn head coach Gene Chizik could join Brown.
That would be some serious firepower on the staff. Kingsbury never found the stability that Texas Tech was looking for, but can coach a high-powered offense.
Chizik did a nice job in his first go-around at UNC under Fedora, helping the Tar Heels reach the ACC Championship Game in 2015.
Brown is 67, and his Texas tenure ended with something of a whimper. He is a big name and familiar with the program, and could bring stability. Still, it feels like UNC could be a bit more forward thinking here.