Bronco Mendenhall is an elite defensive coordinator. From his time in Albuquerque under the tutelage of Rocky Long to his days learning the ropes in Provo while defensive coordinator to Gary Crowton to today, Mendenhall has always been respected for his tenacity and innovation. As he has matured as a football mind, he has continued to improve in all aspects of his craft. This leads me to ask:
Just what could Bronco accomplish if he were not restrained to the type of second-rate (on the whole) defensive talent that fits the BYU mold of player?
With that idea in mind, Jeff McIntyre (known as @Mac_Diego on the Twittershere) raised some salient points on this idea:
What do you think? Could Bronco Mendenhall get high caliber athletes to buy into his system? Is he even an elite defensive coordinator? We submit these questions to you as your Saturday deliberation.