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Following five years away from coaching, the longtime Longhorn coach will return to North Carolina to coach the Tar Heels.
Brown, who maintains a home in Linville, is reportedly set to be named the head coach at the University of North Carolina for a second time.
Brown, 67, will be introduced as early as Tuesday as the replacement for Larry Fedora, who was sacked shortly after the Tar Heels finished the 2018 season at 2-9 (1-7 in the ACC).
Once Fedora's firing was announced by the school, Brown became the immediate frontrunner for the job.More news: Snowstorm batters parts of Midwest, 100s of flights canceled
That "new direction", we know now, is a return to the past. It also was reported that UNC athletics director Bubba Cunningham wanted to replace Fedora as quickly as possible and actively championed Brown to be head coach.
Texas football could be impacted any number of ways by some of the recent coaching news happening around the Power Five conferences. According to IC, he's now in the process of assembling a staff.
Brown was the head coach at UNC from 1987-1997 compiling a record of 69-46-1.
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.
The Gamecocks and Tar Heels will kick off the 2019 season in the Belk College Kickoff game on Saturday, Aug. 31, at Charlotte's Bank of America Stadium. That year, UNC lost a bowl game for the third consecutive year, dropping the Sun Bowl 25-23 against Stanford. Brown's final four teams went a combined 30-21 before his exit in 2013. Brown, 67, is two years older than new Kansas coach Les Miles but nonetheless going to be tasked with the same kind of challenge. He was selected for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame this past January.
Brown's overall career record is 244-122.