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Mack Brown celebrates after his first win as head coach of the North Carolina football team. The Tar Heels defeated Georgia Tech, 20-17, on Oct. 22, 1988, in Kenan Stadium to move to 1-6. DTH File Photo/David Surowiecki

Mack Brown named as UNC head football coach, the University announces Tuesday

Mack Brown is coming home.  Shortly after a announcement to replace former UNC head coach Larry Fedora was officially released, a familiar face returned to the UNC coaching position. Brown, 67, will coach the UNC football team beginning next season after working for ESPN as a football analyst.  The last time Brown walked Kenan Stadium was in 1997 as he lead the team to top-10 national rankings during his term. Most recently, the new coach has begun assembling his coaching staff.  Since he was last at Carolina, check out Brown's coaching stats. 

Head coach Larry Fedora looks on during UNC's 42-35 loss to Duke at Wallace Wade Stadium on Nov. 10, 2018.

UNC head football coach Larry Fedora will not be retained, no replacement yet named

Larry Fedora's seventh year as the UNC head football coach is also his last, the University announced on Sunday. The announcement came just after a loss to N.C. State marked the end of North Carolina football's worst season since 2003.  During his tenure, UNC had a combined record of 45-43 — having some of its best and worst seasons in recent program history under the coach. Read about Fedora's turbulent time at the helm of the Tar Heels here.

N.C. State players celebrate after a touchdown. 

Q&A with N.C. State sports editor Andrew Schnittker

The North Carolina football team hosts N.C. State for its regular season finale on Saturday at Kenan Memorial Stadium, with kickoff at 12:20 p.m. Sports editor Chris Hilburn-Trenkle spoke with The Technician's sports editor Andrew Schnittker, who offered insights ahead of this week's game.