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NFL scouting executive: It would be a shame for Texas to fire HC Charlie Strong

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Should recruiting success buy Strong more time?

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In a tenure characterized by several remarkable wins and numerous bad losses, Texas Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong has managed to recruit extremely well, landing top-10 classes in the 247Sports Composite team rankings in each of the last two years.

For one NFL scouting executive, that success should be enough to earn Strong another season in Austin.

"I just went through Texas on a visit and they have the best-looking group of young players in the country," he told NFL.com. "It would be a shame to see them take that job away from Charlie just as that team is ready to win big."

Daniel Jeremiah concludes the section by noting that “this team is a year away from really taking off.”

The perspective raises some interesting questions about evaluations of Strong’s performance.

Does his recruiting success grant him a pass for some bad losses this season? Does he have some type of right to coach his landmark 2015 class for at least one more season?

Or does the presence of all that talent push the ‘Horns further in the opposite direction by making president Greg Fenves more confident that he can land a top-flight head coach like Tom Herman and execute a quick turnaround under a new regime?

The answer, as usual, is in the eye of the beholder.