He resigned at the end of the 2013 season after failing to reach double-digit victories in four straight years. Texas went 8-4 this year and Brown's final game will be the December 30 Alamo Bowl against Oregon.
UNC (re-) introduces Mack Brown as head football coach and Jeff Gravley is there. Brown, 67, is two years older than new Kansas coach Les Miles but nonetheless going to be tasked with the same kind of challenge.
On Sunday, UNC fired head coach Larry Fedora. Miles and Brown left retirement from the world of college football coaching to rejoin the Power Five ranks in the past two weeks. According to the report, an announcement is expected as soon as Tuesday.
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After coaching at UNC, Brown went on to become head coach at Texas where he built up a 158-48 record over 16 seasons. In 10 seasons, he went 69-46-1. Led UNC to two top-10 final rankings and Texas to seven top-10 final rankings.
Though reported candidates for the job included coveted assistant coaches on the rise like Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott and successful Group of Five coaches like North Texas' Seth Littrell (an offensive coordinator under Fedora prior to taking his current post), the speed of the coaching search suggests that Brown's willingness to return to the sideline was never in question.
Brown led a lengthy period of success with the Longhorns, including winning the 2005 BCS national title in the infamous Rose Bowl game against USC. Brown, who signed a five-year deal that will pay him $3.5 million annually, replaces Larry Fedora, who was sacked Sunday after seven seasons. According to IC, he's now in the process of assembling a staff.