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Diaco “Can’t Wait to Get to Work” at Nebraska

January 14, 2017

As reported Friday afternoon, Bob Diaco is set to become Nebraska’s newest defensive coordinator. Coach Mike Riley made it official Saturday morning, stating that Diaco will hit the recruiting trail immediately for the Huskers.

“When we began looking for a new defensive coordinator, Bob Diaco
quickly rose to the top of the list,” Riley said. “He has coordinated a
top-level defense, has proven himself as a great teacher and recruiter,
and we are excited to have him join our football program. Bob is an
energetic coach and is ready to get started immediately, beginning with
hitting the recruiting trail to find future Blackshirts.”

Diaco comes to Nebraska from Connecticut, where he served as head coach. Before that, he was at Notre Dame for a four-year run as defensive coordinator. During that time, he was awarded the 2012 Broyles Award. As a former linebacker for the University of Iowa, Diaco is looking forward to returning to the Big Ten.

“I am honored to join Coach Riley and his staff at the University of
Nebraska and am excited to become a part of one of the truly great
programs in the history of college football,” Diaco said. “Coach Riley
has such great respect from everyone in football, and he is building
something special here. I started my college football experience in the
Big Ten and am thrilled to be back in this conference. I can’t wait to
get to work and help build a championship football program.”

Diaco’s Coaching Resume

2017                     Nebraska, Defensive Coordinator
2014-16               Connecticut, Head Coach
2012-13               Notre Dame, Defensive Coordinator/Assistant Head Coach
2011                     Notre Dame, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
2010                     Notre Dame, Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers
2009                     Cincinnati, Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers
2006-08                Virginia, Linebackers/Special Teams Coordinator
2005                     Central Michigan, Co-Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
2004                     Western Michigan, Linebackers/Special Teams
2003                     Eastern Michigan, Outside Linebackers/Special Teams
2002                     Eastern Michigan, Linebackers/Special Teams
2001                     Eastern Michigan, Running Backs/Special Teams
1999-2000            Western Illinois, Running Backs/Special Teams
1996-1997            Iowa, Graduate Assistant

Playing Career: Iowa, 1992-95

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