Per Sean Callahan and the HuskersOnline gang, former Conneticut Head Coach & Notre Dame Defensive Coordinator Bob Diaco is in Lincoln right now.
The report states that he is interviewing with Mike Riley & Nebraska Football staffers for the Defensive Coordinator job opened by the Mark Banker removal.
The kicker is that Diaco was also rumored to be looking to become either DC or Co-DC at Arkansas, where he may join forces with former Iowa State HC Paul Rhoads.
DC update: Sources seem clear that 3-4 guy might be the direction. Smoke around one candidate...who's also a top candidate at Arkansas.— Samuel McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) January 12, 2017
If Diaco does become DC, it’s almost automatic that Nebraska will make a shift to a 3-4 defense, with the sheer number of Linebackers Nebraska has in the stable as well as recruiting numbers with Defensive Linemen.
Diaco was just removed as UConn Head Coach, where he was an abysmal 11-26 as HC. However, at Notre Dame, he won the Broyles Award in 2012 amd was a finalist as the best Assistant Coach in FBS. In that 2012 season, Notre Dame played for a BCS National Championship against Alabama in Miami.
Would this move the needle for Husker fans? While not a great, flashy name, Diaco is a guy who has proven his chops.