North Carolina officially hired Chip Lindsey as its next offensive coordinator on Thursday morning.

Quarterback Drake Maye reacted to the news shortly after it became official. He said he is “fired up” to work with Lindsey in 2023.

Lindsey replaces Phil Longo, who led one of the ACC’s most efficient offenses in each of the four seasons he worked in Chapel Hill. With Maye returning in 2023, Lindsey and the Tar Heels will face high expectations again next year.

Lindsey joins North Carolina after one season at UCF. He was previously the offensive coordinator Auburn, Arizona State and Southern Miss. He also served as Troy’s head coach from 2019-21.

Coach Mack Brown addressed Lindsey’s track record with quarterback development.

“He’s developed quarterbacks at a high level including two current NFL QBs in Nick Mullens and Jarrett Stidham,” Brown said in a release. “Chip does a great job teaching the young men he works with and giving them the ability to maximize their potential. Everyone I spoke with during the search raved about him as both a coach and a person and we’re thrilled he and his family are part of our program.”

North Carolina will face Oregon in the Holiday Bowl later this month.