The Tar Heels announced a change to the football administrative office on Tuesday that will see a former star player under Mack Brown assume an important role alongside his former head coach.
Former linebacker Brian Simmons will be taking over the Senior Advisor to the Head Coach/Pro Liaison role with the team, replacing Darrell Moody, who held that same role for the past five years. Moody, 75, will officially retire from football after 52 years of being involved as a coach or administrator, which included three separate stints in Chapel Hill. In this role, Simmons will be the liaison between NFL scouts and the program, helping with their evaluations of Tar Heel players and will head up the UNC pro day each year. He will also work directly with the players to and help provide feedback and assessments to help them in their pursuit of careers at the next level.
With Simmons taking this job, he will be leaving behind his role as a high school head coach at Windermere Prep in Florida and will of course no longer be the color commentary voice of the team, roles he held for the last eight years.