Brown officially back in Chapel Hill as UNC coach

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- New North Carolina coach Mack Brown says returning for a second stint with the Tar Heels is the right fit for him.

The school officially announced the move Tuesday morning, saying they had signed him to a five-year deal that pays him $3.5 million annually.

Brown spent 10 seasons at UNC from 1988-97 before leaving for Texas. He left there in 2013 and has been in broadcasting in the years since.

Brown didn't sound deterred by the challenge of reversing UNC's two-year downturn, saying during his news conference that "it's more fun to fix than maintain."

Brown says he's "so excited about starting over with young people I don't know," though he said he watched plenty of UNC games last season while working at ESPN.

He says he plans to meet with the players after his news conference.

Brown added: "We know this place and we know you can be successful in football here."



 
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