How Mack Brown turned around North Carolina football for the second time
North Carolina linebacker Jeremiah Gemmel, who was on the team when UNC won five total games over the span of two dreadful seasons, said he can still remember the lackluster energy around the football facility in 2017 and 2018. Whether he was walking into the weight room or the training table, he said, it was palpable.
That began to change, Gemmel said, during the first team meeting with coach Mack Brown. He described Brown's demeanor that day as "so genuine," that he "immediately grabbed trust out of the team."