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Mack Brown names Chip Lindsey and Randy Clements to UNC football offensive staff

UNC head football coach Mack Brown directs from the sidelines during the 2022 Subway ACC Football Championship Game against Clemson to begin at the Bank of America Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. UNC fell to Clemson 39-10.

On Thursday, UNC football head coach Mack Brown announced that former UCF offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey will be the new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach this upcoming season.

"We couldn't be more excited to welcome Chip, his wife Cecily, and their four children, Claire, Caroline, Cooper and Conner, to the Carolina football family," Brown said in Thursday's press release. "Chip is well-versed in UNC's offensive style of play and he has a wealth of experience working with some of the greatest offensive minds in the country. 

As an offensive coordinator last season at UCF, Lindsey led a Knights offense that ranked top-15 nationally in total offense and rushing offense. Previous to his one year at UCF, Lindsey was the head coach at Troy for three years. 

Over the course of his 26-year career, Lindsey has overseen offenses that averaged at least 30 points per game in eight separate seasons at the collegiate level.

On Thursday, redshirt first-year quarterback Drake Maye voiced his support from Lindsey, writing on Twitter that he "had the chance to visit with Coach Lindsey and (I am) fired up to work with him."

The news of Lindsey's hiring comes just a day after Brown named former North Texas offensive line coach Randy Clements as UNC's new offensive line coach.

Clements has 35 years of experience, including nine offenses from 2010-2020 that ranked top 13 in the country. Most notable of those was his stint at Baylor from 2013-2015, in which Clements helped coach the top offense in the country for three straight years. Clements is joining UNC's staff after spending the last two years at North Texas. 

"We're excited that Randy, his wife Polly, and their sons Jordan and Jayson are a part of the Carolina football family," Brown said in Wednesday's press release. "Randy is a tough, hard-nosed offensive line coach that has a tremendous amount of experience working in systems similar to our offense."

Both Lindsey and Clements were touted in UNC's press releases for their track record of producing explosive offenses. They'll certainly have big shoes to fill, taking over for former offensive coordinator Phil Longo and offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr., both of whom left North Carolina to join head coach Luke Fickell at Wisconsin.


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Shelby Swanson

Shelby Swanson is the 2023-24 sports editor at The Daily Tar Heel. She has previously served as an assistant sports editor and senior writer. Shelby is a junior pursuing a double major in media and journalism and Hispanic literatures and cultures.