It appears Mack Brown is not wasting much time putting his new coaching staff together in his return to North Carolina. Among the first hires he is making is Greg Robinson as defensive coordinator, according to a report from Football Scoop.
Brown and Robinson have a history, of course. Robinson has coached under Brown as a defensive coordinator at Texas on two separate occasions under Brown, first sharing the duties in 2004 before being named head coach at Syracuse and again in 2013.
Robinson has not coached since retiring from the role of defensive coordinator at San Jose State in 2015 after two years on the job.
No official announcement from UNC regarding the hiring of Robinson has been made at this time, but it would appear that could come at any time. In addition to Robinson, Football scoop reports former UNC player Dre Bly could be another addition to the coaching staff, helping out with cornerbacks.
It is important for Brown to get his staff assembled as quickly as possible as recruiting work is already underway. Until a coach is officially hired by a university, they may not participate in recruiting activities and planning for that school.