North Carolina officially has its new head football coach, as the Tar Heels have hired former Texas coach Mack Brown, who previously coached in Chapel Hill.
UNC announced the hire this morning.
"Mack Brown has a proven record of building great teams, and he doesn't just develop football players – he also develops people of strong character," said Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham. "He knows how to win championships, and he expects his student-athletes to win in the classroom and community, as well. 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."
Brown has been out of coaching for five years, but he's been working as an analyst for ESPN and has been putting his name out for several coaching openings.
Details are starting to emerge from Brown's contract.
North Carolina has reportedly given him a five-year deal.
"Mack Brown will receive a 5-year contract at UNC, source told @WatchStadium. Brown will be officially introduced as Tar Heels coach at noon today," Brett McMurphy reports.
Brown released the following statement:
"Sally and I love North Carolina, we love this University and we are thrilled to be back,'' Brown said. "The best part of coaching is the players – building relationships, building confidence, and ultimately seeing them build success on and off the field. We can't to wait to meet our current student-athletes and reconnect with friends, alumni and fellow Tar Heel coaches. We thank UNC's Board of Trustees, Chancellor Folt and Bubba Cunningham for supporting our return to the Carolina family."