Texas Football: How former coaches fared elsewhere in Week 1

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Mack Brown (HC), North Carolina Tar Heels

In his first year back at the helm in Chapel Hill with the North Carolina Tar Heels football program, former Texas football head coach Mack Brown made waves in Week 1. In his return to the coaching world in college football, Brown got the best of another former Texas coach with the South Carolina Gamecocks in Charlotte, NC.

Mack made a bold move by electing to start his true freshman former four-star dual-threat quarterback recruit in a premier non-conference game in Week 1. That move paid off with Sam Howell guiding UNC to get the victory by the final score of 24-20.

Will Muschamp (HC), South Carolina Gamecocks

There could only be one winner between the Tar Heels and Gamecocks in Week 1 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. Former Texas defensive coordinator Will Muschamp entered the 2019 regular season on a seat that was heating up fast. He didn’t do anything to help his case by losing to the Tar Heels as a two-possession favorite entering the game.

South Carolina has a gauntlet in the SEC East moving forward. Muschamp needs to get his senior quarterback Jake Bentley going before the thick of SEC play arrives for South Carolina.