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Report: Former Longhorns head coach Mack Brown back in coaching. But where?

Former UT head football coach Mack Brown sings “The Eyes Of Texas” with his team after a win over TCU in 2013.
Former UT head football coach Mack Brown sings “The Eyes Of Texas” with his team after a win over TCU in 2013. Star-Telegram

It looks like Mack Brown is headed back to North Carolina.

On Sunday, UNC fired head coach Larry Fedora. In his seven seasons leading the Tar Heels, Fedora produced a 45-43 record.

Later that day, rumors surfaced that the ex-Texas Longhorns head coach would replace him.

A new report from Inside Carolina at 247Sports.com on Monday confirmed that news.

Before taking over at Texas, Brown was the head coach at North Carolina. In 10 seasons, he went 69-46-1. The Tar Heels were ranked in the top 10 in Brown’s final two seasons in Chapel Hill.

Brown left UNC to accept the head coaching position at Texas. In Austin, he produced a 158-48 record over the course of 16 seasons.

The Longhorns also won the 2005 national championship.

A Sunday a report from Kirk Bohls at the Austin American-Statesman stated that Brown might try to bring Kliff Kingsbury to Chapel Hill to serve as offensive coordinator.

Kingsbury was spent the last six years as the head coach at Texas Tech. He was fired on Sunday.

Reports said that the Red Raiders may replace Kingsbury with West Virginia Mountaineers head coach Dana Holgorsen. There are also reports that Washington State Cougars head coach Mike Leach might want to return to Lubbock.

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