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  • Mack Brown laments lack of leadership in college football

    Larry Brown Sports "The world of college football has entered a place of “every conference for themselves” as we enter a season with uncertainty. Mack Brown is frustrated about the situation. The 62-year-old, who is in his second season as the head coach at North Carolina, aired some..." July 17

  • 5 college football programs that have struggled to contain COVID-19

    Sportsnaut "As the scheduled kickoff for college football season rapidly approaches, things are looking dim for the nation’s biggest amateur sport. The Big Ten and PAC 12 have eliminated all cross-conference games. The Ivy League has gone one step further by canceling all fall sports, with..." July 12

  • UNC football pauses workouts after high number of positive COVID-19 tests among athletic teams

    The News & Observer "UNC-Chapel Hill announced an outbreak of COVID-19 among its athletic department on Wednesday that will halt the football team’s voluntary off-season workouts. In a press release, the school said it conducted 429 tests of athletes, coaches and staff and 37 tests came back..." July 09

  • Five-star cornerback Tony Grimes commits to North Carolina

    247 Sports "North Carolina's offseason momentum on the recruiting trail continued in a big way on Tuesday following the commitment of five-star Tony Grimes (Virginia Beach, Va.), the top cornerback in the country in the 2021 class per the 247Sports Composite. Grimes, the No. 1 player in..." June 30

  • 5 College Football Programs That Could Shock The World In 2020

    Sportsnaut "College football is often criticized for being dominated by a repeating cast of a few elite teams. However, especially once you look beyond the playoff-level programs, there are plenty of shocking stories every single season. Due to the nature of being a college sport, NCAA teams face..." June 16

  • How a rejuvenated Mack Brown is recruiting coaches and top prospects to North Carolina

    ESPN "Mack Brown knew it was time to step away. When he was head coach at Texas, the Longhorns went 13-1 in 2009, losing only to Alabama in the national championship game. That loss devastated him, and he dwelled on it endlessly. Rather than focusing on the 13 wins and celebrating..." June 15

  • UNC's Mack Brown planning for social distancing upon return to football offices

    ESPN "Mack Brown has had to adjust to more than trying to figure out how to lead a football program in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Brown and his wife, Sally, have had to make their own changes during this new normal. The 68-year-old coach at North Carolina said on..." May 11

  • North Carolina's Odd Football Recruiting Uprising Deserves More Attention

    12 Up "After spending five years on TV with ESPN after his extremely successful 15-year stint at Texas, Mack Brown came out of retirement at age 66 to coach at North Carolina, where he was initially in charge from 1988 to 1997. Rather than get exposed as a football dinosaur who..." April 19

  • Tar Heels land 11th commit from ESPN 300, second best in FBS

    ESPN "When coach Mack Brown said he wanted to keep the best players from the state of North Carolina home, he wasn't playing around. On Friday, Brown and his staff got two commitments from ESPN Junior 300 prospects out of North Carolina, giving the Tar Heels 11 in-state..." April 18

  • Mack Brown does not see college football taking place without fans

    Larry Brown Sports "Mack Brown does not see college football taking place without fans, and he has a pretty simple explanation for his position. Brown was a guest on “The Paul Finebaum Show” on Tuesday and said he does not see college football going on without fans. His reason? If it’s..." April 07

  • 4-star athlete DeAndre Boykins has committed to UNC

    Tar Heel Blog "For the second straight day, UNC has received the verbal commitment from a four-star prospect. The program continues to attract top talent at a pace that hasn’t been seen in at least a decade. On Wednesday, in-state cornerback/running back DeAndre Boykins verbally committed to the Tar..." March 19

  • UNC Flips 4-Star Alabama QB Commit and Brother of Former Tar Heels Basketball Star Luke Maye

    12 Up "Mack Brown and the UNC football program continue to make the argument that Chapel Hill is a football town. We kid, of course. After a surprisingly successful first season under Brown and freshman quarterback Sam Howell, North Carolina is making up some serious ground in..." March 07

  • Former Browns TE coach John Lilly set to join North Carolina staff

    Yahoo! Sports "Former Cleveland Browns tight end coach John Lilly is set to join Mack Brown’s coaching staff at the University of North Carolina, according to Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports. " February 12