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hauled his coach­ing staff af­ter the 2010 sea­son. Bryan Harsin was a solid hire, but Applewhite had al­ready cut his teeth at three other pro­grams, in­clud­ing one sea­son un­der taskmas­ter Nick Sa­ban at Alabama, as tough an as­sis­tant coach’s gig as there is in col­lege foot­ball.

Young­sters, like 36year-old Alabama de­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor Kirby Smart and 33-year-old Kliff Kings­bury — the former Texas A&M of­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor who just be­came Texas Tech’s head coach af­ter help­ing Johnny Manziel be­come the first fresh­man to win a Heis­man Tro­phy — are quickly be­com­ing the norm, not the ex­cep­tion, when it comes to po­ten­tial head coach­ing can­di­dates.

Applewhite is the right choice, but for him to make this of­fense sing again, his boss will have to do three things:

First, Brown must trust his former quar­ter­back to find this team’s of­fen­sive iden­tity. That starts with

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