Mack Brown

Football coach Mack Brown is getting good recruiting results in North Carolina. In the state’s Class of 2020, UNC leads all schools with six commitments among the top 50 players, according to 247Sports rankings.

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina says football coach Mack Brown has had his right knee replaced by one of his former players.

Team spokesman Jeremy Sharpe said Tuesday that the 67-year-old coach underwent the surgery Monday that was performed by Dr. Michael Bolognesi, who played defensive back for Brown from 1989-93.

Bolognesi says the surgery won't affect the coach's summer schedule. He was discharged later Monday.

Brown says he had planned to have surgery in February but delayed it after he was hired to coach the Tar Heels again. He coached at UNC from 1988-97 and was hired last November to replace the fired Larry Fedora.

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