Nathan Elliott is ready to do whatever is asked of him to make sure veteran coach Mack Brown’s return to North Carolina is every bit as successful as his first run.
Brown has returned to Chapel Hill and one of his first orders of business seems to be a plan to put an end to the brewing quarterback controversy that has dogged the program for the last two seasons.
The 6-foot-1, 215-pound Elliott got the lion’s share of playing time this season, responding with 2,169 yards passing and 11 touchdowns, according to ESPN.
But the Tar Heels finished the season 2-9 overall and 1-7 in the ACC, with Elliott completing just 62 percent of his passes and throwing nine interceptions, causing questions about the position to linger.
But there is no denying that Elliott’s improvement has been steady, with his completion rate more than 10 percentage points higher this season than it was in 2017.
Playing for his father at Celina High, Elliott finished his career with 8,821 yards passing and 110 passing touchdowns.