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A relationship that keeps growing

Originally Published: April 12, 2004
By Bob Davie | Special to ESPN.com

AUSTIN, Texas -- When Mack Brown was first hired as the head football coach at Texas, he sought the advice of legendary former Longhorn coach Darrel Royal.

The first thing Coach Royal told him was that it's not important for you to cultivate relationships with Texas high school coaches -- "It is essential." Because of the size of the state and the quality of high school football being played, recruiting the state of Texas is actually comparable to recruiting four states.

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