Bob Diaco will move a couple states south for the 2018 college football season, as the former Nebraska defensive coordinator will join the coaching staff of Oklahoma, according to a report by Omaha World-Herald’s Chris Heady on Thursday.
In the article, Heady notes that “multiple reports” connect Diaco to Oklahoma, where he will reportedly serve as a defensive analyst.
— Christopher Heady (@heady_chris) March 15, 2018
In his only season with Nebraska in 2017, the Cornhuskers defense struggled. Nebraska allowed 36.4 points and 436 yards per game in 2017, ranking last in the Big Ten in total defense. In addition, Nebraska allowed more than 500 yards in four games last season, which no Nebraska team has ever done before.
When he was hired by Nebraska in early 2017, Diaco was the program’s highest paid assistant in history. Before joining Nebraska, Diaco was the head coach at UConn for three seasons before he was fired. Before that, he was the defensive coordinator at Notre Dame from 2010-13, where he helped the Fighting Irish reach the national championship game in 2012.
Diaco has also made stops at Cincinnati, Virginia, Central Michigan, Western Michigan, Eastern Michigan and Western Illinois as an assistant coach.