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Mack Brown returns to Chapel Hill

The former UNC head football coach made a return to Chapel Hill over the weekend


Former UNC football coach Mack Brown returned to Chapel Hill over the weekend. In celebration of his selection to the 2018 College Football Hall of Fame class, the Rams Club threw a little shindig. Former players returned to North Carolina to show appreciation to their head coach. Check out some pictures below. These tweets were a blast from the past for some of us older Tar Heel faithful.

Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham and University Chancellor Carol Folt also participated in the activities and tweeted out their support.

And of course, Larry Fedora got in on the action. Coach Brown also made his way down to the field to speak with the current team.

Brown coached at UNC from 1988-1997. He finished with a record of 69-46-1, but that’s heavily skewed by two consecutive 1-10 seasons in ‘88 and ‘89. After rebuilding the program upon his arrival, UNC went 67-26-1 over his final eight seasons. Those included a school record, three 10-win seasons.

He departed for the University of Texas after the 1997 season, much to the frustration and/or anger of many UNC fans. (We couldn’t even say his name in my house without my mother getting visibly upset). Obviously, most of those hard feelings, including my mom’s, have dissolved over the past two decades.