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Nebraska hires Bob Diaco as defensive coordinator

Nebraska hires Bob Diaco as defensive coordinator
Published On: Sat, Jan 14
Sep 19, 2015; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers Nebraska Cornhuskers quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. (4) is pressured by Miami Hurricanes linebacker Tyriq McCord (17) during the second half at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Nebraska is expected to name former Connecticut head coach and former Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco to be its next defensive coordinator, according to multiple outlets.

It was first reported by the Lincoln Journal Star.

Diaco was in Lincoln on Thursday to interview.

He was recently fired by Connecticut after the Huskies went 11-26 in three seasons. Before his first head coaching job, Diaco had been the defensive coordinator at Notre Dame from 2010-13.

Diacos defense lifted Notre Dame to the national championship game in 2012 against Alabama after having allowed just two rushing touchdowns the entire season. That defense was also ranked first in scoring defense, red-zone touchdowns allowed, passing yards per completion and ranked sixth in total defense.

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