Two former head coaches that took a career in commentary and analysis for college football in the past few years included former LSU Tigers head coach Les Miles and former head Texas football coach Mack Brown.
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He left UNC after the 1997 regular season for Texas, where he won a national championship in 2005 and finished undefeated. News of his return was met by colossal approval by a vast majority of the UNC constituency.
And as with his first stint in Chapel Hill, Brown faces significant hurdles as he takes the job. 247Sports affiliate Inside Carolina is reporting that an announcement is expected Tuesday with Brown already beginning to assemble his coaching staff. The News & Observer has confirmed this report. Brown would replace Larry Fedora, who was sacked Sunday. Brown compiled a record of 69-46-1 at North Carolina and led the Tar Heels to six straight bowl appearances in his final six years there. According to IC, he's now in the process of assembling a staff. At the end of the 2013 season, he announced his (forced) resignation from Texas and has not coached since.
The UNC program then quickly fell on hard times.
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After that season, things fizzled out with UT combining for a 30-21 (18-17 Big 12) record over his last four seasons. Brown is now tied with Bill Dooley for the second-most wins in program history with 69. Texas went 8-4 this year and Brown's final game will be the December 30 Alamo Bowl against Oregon. He was selected for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame this past January.
He has most recently worked for ESPN as an analyst.
Brown, a Cookeville, TN native, played collegiate football at Vanderbilt and Florida State.
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