Brown is either a great "face of the program", or he's a master recruiter. Or both. Somehow he gets who he wants in Texas, and while he has a great recruiting homeland, it takes some chops to bring in the classes he does. He seems to have a very stable program. There is a good culture there, it's not a rudderless ship or anything like that, and the players like it there and tend to stay in school at a high rate. He's done some good things from a leadership, running the program perspective. Plenty of teams don't have that.
But his best talent tends to stagnate rather than develop (it seems like the best guys in each class end up being lowly ranked recruits) and I wonder what some other coaches could do with what has to be one of the top jobs in college football.
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