Making sense of UNC hiring Mack Brown

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This comes one day after the university chose to part ways with Larry Fedora after seven years.

Brown agreed to terms to become the next head coach at North Carolina, a source told ESPN on Monday night, but his return was pending approval by the university's board.

UNC recently let head coach Larry Fedora go after the loss to the in-state rival NC State Woflpack in disappointing fashion in overtime in Week 13.

Brown will be introduced as the Tar Heels' head football coach at a noon press conference.

Brown coached 1998 Heisman Trophy victor Ricky Williams as well as three Maxwell Award victor (Williams, Vince Young, Colt McCoy), a Butkus Award and Thorpe Award winners.

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Brown, a Cookeville, Tenn. native, coached the Tar Heels from 1988-1997, amassing a 69-46-1 record during his tenure.

The 67-year-old, who won the national championship in 2005 with Vince Young as his quarterback, is now working as an analyst at ESPN. Miles and Brown left retirement from the world of college football coaching to rejoin the Power Five ranks in the past two weeks. Brown coached at North Carolina for 10 years before being hired by Texas in 1997.

He had his biggest success with the Longhorns, winning the national championship in 2005 with Vince Young as his quarterback.

And as with his first stint in Chapel Hill, Brown faces significant hurdles as he takes the job. Led UNC to two top-10 final rankings and Texas to seven top-10 final rankings. After starting out with a pair of 1-10 seasons, Brown led the program to a 67-25-1 mark over his final eight campaigns.

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