I just haven't seen enough to say yes or no to that question. When the 2007 season kicked off, I don't think I could have reasonably said Gary Pinkel was capable of building a top-five team. Here's what Drinkwitz has to do to put Mizzou in that position, in no particular order ...
* Recruit/develop an elite quarterback. Great teams don't have average guys at that position. Is that Bazelak? Maybe, but he's not there yet. He's a top 25 QB nationally.
* Recruit/develop dynamic playmakers at running back and receiver. The best teams have great skill at those positions.
* Recruit/develop big, deep and talented lines on both sides of the ball. It's hard to win at a national level without NFL prospects on the line of scrimmage.
* Recrut/develop impact defensive players who can change games with playmaking ability.
Defensive scheme doesn't matter. Just have a system that gets the most out of your talent.