The UNC football program could be replacing Larry Fedora with a high-profile head coach. According to multiple reports, former Texas Longhorns coach Mack Brown is the front-runner and next head coach of the Tar Heels.
The report first came from Inside Carolina.
From the report:
A press conference is expected Tuesday. Brown has already begun efforts to assemble his coaching staff, according to sources. UNC was intent on completing the coaching search quickly despite making the decision to dismiss Larry Fedora in the final days of the regular season, according to a source. The Tar Heels concluded their 2018 season with a loss to N.C. State on Saturday to fall to 2-9 (1-7 ACC). Fedora was 45-43 in his seven seasons in Chapel Hill.
While serving as a head coach throughout his 30-year career, Brown compiled a record of 244-122. Since being removed as the Longhorns coach, Brown served as a college football analyst for the past five years.
Brown, who was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2018, has served as a head coach at Appalachian State, Tulane, and Texas throughout his career. He was also the head coach of the Tar Heels from 1988-1997. He has won a BCS National Championship, ACC Coach of the Year, Bear Bryant Award, Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award, and Big 12 Coach of the Year award twice.