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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