- Oct 15, 2017
I LOVE this, especially stacked up with the fact that he seems to have really good relationships with people he's played for/worked with in the past... like Rhule. If he's not afraid to pick up the phone and call and ask questions, and he and Rhule remain tight, he's going to get good answers and great advice.From what I've read and heard Brown soaks in info and isn't afraid to ask if he doesn't know, thus always learning to improve.
I think one of the keys to Fran Brown as a person is that by all accounts he's genuine and authentic. He's done stuff to help Rhule (like feeding him transfers from UGA when it's in everyone's best interest), so it's a two way street there.
If there is a HS guy for example people will need to relax about it and trust FB. It's not uncommon for programs to promote a HS guy; you see this in Florida and Texas. They're good coaches, they connect and recruit. We will certainly need experience but doing it 'the old way' doesn't make it right. Young hungry guys are innovative.
Likewise, it seems like he believes the key to recruiting is authenticity - so if he taps a young up and comer as a position coach and leaves some people scratching their heads, I think we can assume he sees some of himself in them, thinks they're going to kill it recruiting, and has seen enough to believe they can coach kids up. I welcome that.