Mack Brown Mini-Offseason Over As No. 12 Tar Heels Return Against Boston College By Associated Press • Oct 1, 2020 Ben McKeown / AP It’s been so long since No. 12 North Carolina played its last game that it almost feels like a new season to coach Mack Brown. No. 18 Tar Heels Open Football Season Against Syracuse In ACC Matchup By Associated Press • Sep 11, 2020 Ben McKeown / AP North Carolina coach Mack Brown hasn’t tried to dismiss the high expectations that are following his 18th-ranked Tar Heels entering Saturday’s season-opening visit from Syracuse. UNC Football Coach Brown Has Knee Replaced By Former Player By Associated Press • Jun 4, 2019 goheels.com North Carolina says football coach Mack Brown has had his right knee replaced by one of his former players.