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Mack Brown marvels about Gene Chizik, impact on UNC defense

The North Carolina defense was almost nonexistent last season as they struggled to stop the opposing team’s offenses. Out of the 13 games they played, they allowed opposing teams to score 30-plus points nine times. So head coach Matt brown needed to make a change on defense, and he did when he hired his former defensive coordinator Gene Chizik.
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Mack Brown assesses state of UNC program, growth from last year

Roll your calendar back a year and expectations were high for head coach Mack Brown and North Carolina. Fresh off an 8-4 season with an Orange Bowl appearance, the Tar Heels were considered sleepers in college football. Instead, they finished 6-7 after a bowl loss and were one of the bigger disappointments of the season.
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UNC coach Mack Brown talks upcoming season

UNC coach Mack Brown talks about recruiting, spring practice and the Tar Heels' outlook for the 2023 season on summer media day. Brown is entering the fourth season of his second stint in Chapel Hill.

Gene Chizik's return to coaching was inspired by a 'perfect fit' with Mack Brown and North Carolina

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Over the past five years, every now and then, Mack Brown would ask Gene Chizik a version of the same question. "Are you ready to coach again?" Brown asked it four years ago, before he got back into coaching at North Carolina. At the time, Chizik told him he was not ready just yet. Then in spring 2021, when Chizik had a few opportunities come his way, Brown told him, "You've got to decide if you want to coach again."

UNC Coach Mack Brown Buys $10M Home On Figure Eight

Luxury home sales in the Wilmington area scored big recently when UNC head football coach Mack Brown and his wife, Sally, paid $10 million for a Figure Eight Island home, according to a New Hanover County deed. In recorded history, it's the highest price ever paid for a home in...

Interview with UNC Football's Mack Brown

Inside Carolina's Taylor Vippolis catches up with UNC Football's Head Coach Mack Brown to talk about his biggest takeaways post-spring ball, where his team has the most room for growth, reuniting with Gene Chizirk, the upcoming qu�

ICTV: One-on-One with Mack Brown

CHARLOTTE --- One month removed from the end of spring practice, Mack Brown is immersed in the offseason. He started this week in Florida at the ACC meetings, before returning for a pair of booster events. Brown has a couple months until he has to focus in on the start of training camp, but he thinks he has a pretty good feel for the state of his team, and what still needs to be accomplished before the 2022 season arrives.

Matthew McConaughey, Jack Ingram, Mack Brown hold annual fundraiser

AUSTIN, Texas - The 10th annual Mack, Jack, & McConaughey (MJ&M) fundraising gala is taking place April 28-29 and the two-day fundraiser's marquee event is a gala at ACL Live. The gala was hosted by Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey, Grammy-nominated recording artist Jack Ingram, and coaching legend Mack Brown, and it featured headliner Kenny Chesney.

UNC football: Mack Brown says winning close games is key to turnaround

North Carolina was a popular breakout pick for the 2021 season, with some opining that the Tar Heels would challenge for the ACC championship. Instead, the Tar Heels went 6-7, including a 3-5 record in conference play. North Carolina head coach Mack Brown said that the Tar Heels might not be as far off from a breakout as the record suggested. And he challenged his Tar Heels to win the close games that could result in a multi-game shift in a season's record.