New Tar Heels coach Mack Brown completed his coaching staff Thursday with the hirings of special teams coordinator Scott Boone and offensive line coach Stacy Searels.
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Mark it down for 2019: Trevor Lawrence will win the first of two Heismans, while Mack Brown and Les Miles sit out bowl season in their returns.
- UNC's Brown rounds out staff with 2 hirings
- UNC hires Army's Bateman as co-DC
- WR Ratliff-Williams leaving to pursue NFL career
- Brown busy adding familiar faces to UNC staff
North Carolina has hired Army's Jay Bateman to serve as co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach.
Anthony Ratliff-Williams, who led North Carolina in receiving yards this year, said Tuesday that he's skipping his final college season to pursue an NFL career.
Mack Brown is busy making hires for his new staff at North Carolina, with coaches and players from his past at both Texas and UNC joining him at Chapel Hill.
Mack Brown, five years removed from coaching at Texas, is optimistic he can turn things around in his second stint as UNC coach. "We want to win now," he said.
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Mack Brown has agreed to return to the University of North Carolina as the school's football coach.
Matt Schick, Peter Burns & Jake Trotter discuss the latest coaching news (2:20), weigh in on Ohio State's drubbing of Michigan (16:25), note the CFP implications from the weekend (24:30) and more. Plus, "Talk Nerdy To Me" (42:35), Walk-Ons (49:34) and Extra Points (55:33).
A fight started in the end zone Saturday, after NC State's 24-28 overtime win over North Carolina, and on Monday the ACC issued half-game suspensions and public reprimands to seven players.
Mack Brown has emerged as the front-runner to return to North Carolina as head coach, and the two sides are engaged in talks to try to finalize a deal, sources confirmed to ESPN.
North Carolina fired coach Larry Fedora after seven seasons, including back-to-back nine-loss campaigns.
After Reggie Gallaspy II's game-winning, 1-yard touchdown run in overtime for the Wolfpack, tensions boiled over between NC State and North Carolina, with pushing in the end zone leading to a quick but intense melee postgame.