By Danny Jaillet
CHESTNUT HILL— According to a EagleAction.com’s Eric Hoffses, Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco will be on campus this week for an interview regarding Boston College’s open head coaching position. Diaco will reportedly meet with athletic director Brad Bates, and the meeting is expected to take place early this week.
Diaco has been coaching at Notre Dame since 2010 and was promoted to the position of assistant head coach this year. Along with being the assistant coach and defensive coordinator, he also holds the title of linebackers coach. Currently, his Irish defense led by Manti Te’o is preparing for the National Championship Game against Alabama on January 7.
The Cedar Grove, New Jersey native was part of Brian Kelly’s staff as defensive coordinator for the Cincinnati Bearcats in 2009. During that season, the Bearcats had two defensive players (Aaron Webster and Ricardo Matthews) who were named to All-Big East teams.
Before he took the coaching position with Cincinnati, he was part of Al Groh’s staff at Virginia from 2006-08 and served the positions of linebackers coach and special teams coordinator. According to Diaco’s profile on Notre Dame’s website, Virginia’s defense allowed only 3.7 yards per carry and just over 21 points per game during the 2008 season.
He is considered one of the bigger and more high-profile names to be connected to the BC football coaching search. Bringing him in for an interview is certainly a step in the right direction for BC as the football program hopes to get back to its winning ways.