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2004 BYU Football Preview: Safeties


The five-man secondary alignment that BYU defensive coordinator <b>Bronco Mendenhall</b> employs in his unique 3-3-5 base defense may be the veritable molehill that moves mountains of opposing man-flesh this fall.

Mendenhall's defensive scheme uses three safeties – two "Katbacks" and one "Cougarback" – flanked by the typical two cornerbacks – "Gunners." Any review of BYU's secondary this season must start with "Cougarback" Aaron Francisco. Francisco, an All-MWC performer last season, is entering his final season in Provo and hopes for his best season yet after an already impressive three-year stint as a... Recommended Stories