"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".
After his time at UNC, Brown went on to coach Texas for 16 seasons - achieving all kinds of success. This comes one day after the university made a decision to part ways with Larry Fedora after seven years.
It's a Texas-sized signing for UNC: Larry Fedora is out as head coach and, according to reports, Mack Brown is in.
UNC (re-) introduces Mack Brown as head football coach and Jeff Gravley is there.
For the past five years, he's been an analyst for ESPN.
The former Longhorns' head coach revealed in his press conference today that he had interviewed for several head coaching positions in recent years.
Brown, a Cookeville, Tenn. native, coached the Tar Heels from 1988-1997, amassing a 69-46-1 record during his tenure.
Later that day, rumors surfaced that the ex-Texas Longhorns head coach would replace him. Fedora did wear out his welcome in Chapel Hill, NC, hence the move to bring someone aboard like Brown. "We can't to wait to meet our current student-athletes and reconnect with friends, alumni and fellow Tar Heel coaches".
His 1997 team finished 11-1 - the only loss coming to Florida State at the peak of the Seminoles' romp through that decade - and No. 6 in the final AP poll.
Brown, of course, was famous at Texas for leading the program to nine straight seasons of at least 10 wins from 2001-09, which included two Big 12 championships, two Rose Bowl victories, two national championship game berths and one national title win in 2005.