this is Gus' first big mistake.
Why? He obviously is able to establish good rapport with recruits and gets them on campus. But that appears to be when he loses value. If the stories about him regarding player discipline are true, then the problems created outweigh the benefits of getting the players on campus.
Maybe Malzahn could have gotten Taylor to change his game once the players got to campus, but I trust his judgement on the matter since he spent enough time to at Auburn to observe Taylor's style of coaching.