Notre Dame football is now coordinator-less. After losing Chuck Martin to Miami (OH), Notre Dame will now lose former Broyles Award winner, the award given to the top assistant coach, Bob Diaco to UConn.
This move is somewhat unexpected. Diaco has interview for many jobs but it was believed that he would wait until he received a true BCS offer. However, every coach wants to be the head man regardless of where it is.
In addition to Diaco, Michigan State’s Narduzzi, Ball State head coach Pete Lembo and Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster reportedly interviewed for the position.
According to CBSSports.com, Diaco agreed to a 5-year deal that is worth $1.5 million per year.
Where will Notre Dame’s Defense head from here? Safeties Coach Bob Elliot is a likely pick to be Notre Dame’s next Defensive Coordinator. He has been a coordinator for 11 years at San Diego State, Kansas State, Iowa and Ball State.
Will Notre Dame’s recruiting be affected by this move? When Notre Dame interview Jay Hayes earlier this year, it was clear Bob Diaco was one of the reasons he selected Notre Dame. However, Irish Illustrated indicated that he still plans to sign with the Irish. However, other recruits that are wavering like Richard Yeargin III could be affected.