Brown came to UNC after three seasons (11-21) at Tulane and with a 6-5 season as the head coach at Appalachian State on his resume.
"The best part of coaching is the players - building relationships, building confidence, and ultimately seeing them build success on and off the field", he said.
Texas football could be impacted any number of ways by some of the recent coaching news happening around the Power Five conferences.
He started 1-10 in each of his first two seasons, but steadily built up the program through strong recruiting, particularly with instate prospects. He went on to spend 16 seasons at Texas, where he won the national championship for 2005.
Efforts by CBS Sports to reach Brown and athletic director Bubba Cunningham this morning were unsuccessful.
Fedora went 45-43 in his seven years at North Carolina, leading the Heels to four straight bowls at one point, but back-to-back 2-9 campaigns led to his dismissal.
This hiring has drawn some criticism from some, but it should be fun to see what Brown can do with the Tar Heels in the coming years. Two former head coaches that took a career in commentary and analysis for college football in the past few years included former LSU Tigers head coach Les Miles and former head Texas football coach Mack Brown.
So what are the takeaways from this big move by UNC? Brown, 67, is two years older than new Kansas coach Les Miles but nonetheless going to be tasked with the same kind of challenge.