In his first appearance as Nebraska’s defensive coordinator, Bob Diaco took to the podium to address the media about his new position in Lincoln.
Diaco talked about how he came into contact with Huskers head coach Mike Riley for the defensive coordinator job, as well as the origin of his trademark 3-4 defensive scheme.
Diaco comes to Nebraska after a three-year stint as the head coach of Connecticut’s football program, and also as defensive coordinator of Notre Dame and Cincinnati. Diaco was a successful coordinator at Notre Dame, where he earned the Broyles Award as the nation’s top assistant coach during the Fighting Irish’s 12-1 season in 2012, and developed future NFL players players such as Manti Te’o, Stephon Tuitt and Harrison Smith.
Even though his tenure at UConn was an unsuccessful one, Diaco talked about what he learned during his time as a head coach.
Diaco also talked about the kind of commitment he expects from his defensive players while coaching them.