I’m not saying that at all, I’m saying most successful head coaches don’t forego hiring a coordinator and try to do both jobs. Bronco not hiring a DC at all and doing that job himself is very different than Andy Reid calling plays with EB as his OC. So far the only other example people can point to of that arrangement is Mike Leach - how may other do that?
Moreover it puts into question his ability to attract coaches when he’s only worked with LDS coordinators and he’s been compelled to be his own DC two different times in his career.
I would expect there to be a "DC." Just like many report that Reid has an "OC," and Belichick has a "DC."
Not an experienced one, but a young, developmental type. You know, one you can save money hiring, so that you can spend more on other coaches (esp OC).
My honest opinion is that CU FB is in need of a complete turn around job, and I think Bronco might be the best, certain turn around guy on the market.
I deal with distressed businesses all the time, I also deal with big winner IPO type situations. It is really rare to have the same guy capable of both turning around a terrible situation, and of leading an IPO, and of successfully running a publicly traded company.
Most companies that actually complete that cycle go through at least two and usually three CEOs to pull it off.
Bronco could be the guy that brings us all the way back to our former glory. He might not be, and probably won't be.
He is definitely one of the very few that I would feel confident in getting us back to respectability.
Let's get there, and then see what's next.