Nebraska football: Bob Diaco named defensive coordinator

Nebraska has officially named Bob Diaco as the man who will be leading the Cornhusker defense next season.

Word of Diaco’s hiring broke less then 24 hours before Nebraska addressed it themselves, confirming the report. Diaco was fired as the head coach of the UConn Huskies at the end of last season after posting an 11-26 record.

At only 43 years old, the coach proved his coaching prowess at Notre Dame as the defensive coordinator, and the University of Central Michigan where he shared the defensive coordinator duties.

Prior to his coaching career, Diaco was a linebacker at the University of Iowa.

The school apparently paid out big to get him, too.

For now, Diaco salary is 3rd in Big Ten assistants behind Michigan OC/DC. We'll see after the hiring cycle is done. Penn St. doesn't report.

— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) January 14, 2017

Diaco’s contract with Nebraska is for two years, with a salary of $825,000 in the first year and $875,000 in the second year, making him the highest paid assistant in program history.

Even with this comparatively lucrative contract, he will be taking a huge pay decrease.

Last year, serving as the head coach at UConn, Diaco made $1.7 million.

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