New Name Emerging???

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  1. starhusker

    starhusker Walk On
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    Former UCONN head coach Bob Diaco has emerged as a leading candidate for the DC job. What do you guys think? What he make a difference on our defense and recruiting and will Nebraska pay the money to get him or other good candidates out there?
     
  2. rchrisreade

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    For a recruiting dynamo, he sure does not tweet very often.
     
  3. dinglefritz

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    Some guys talk. Other guys git er done.
     
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  4. jflores

    jflores Defensive Coordinator
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    Posted on another board:

    "I heard Sean Callahan on KFAB this morning say that Diaco was in Lincoln yesterday, which is a good sign. Apparently Arkansas might be in play, but Diaco would have to be a "co-coordinator" there, so probably not as attractive. Callahan also said Wisconsin is now looking for a DC, so might be a player in the mix. Callahan thinks there's a "75-80%" chance he'll come to NU."

    Credit to MyBraska for sharing.
     
  5. huskerfan66

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    Heard it too. Callahan seems pretty confident.
     
  6. huskerbaseball13

    huskerbaseball13 Nebraska Legend
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    Apparently we are going to pay up to get someone like Diaco......can't imagine Wiscy will be doing the same.
     
  7. GretnaShawn

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    Their DC that just left was making $725k per year......

    I would also imagine we are going to pay some money since we are paying our position coaches on the high end.
     
  8. jflores

    jflores Defensive Coordinator
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    I don't know why the theme of money continues to be an issue. We pay folks what they are worth, DW doubled his salary coming here. I think KW is the highest paid WR coach in the country.

    We paid Tim Beck 700K some number of years ago. No reason we won't pay Diaco if he's interested.
     
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  9. Harry Caray

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    Well, Diaco's press conferences would sure be entertaining. He's a strange dude:

    Diaco has talked about Batman as a motivational figure, about "fish cake" as a recipe (food or football) gone wrong. In the past two weeks, he has referred to "a spaghetti bowl of frustration" and a "Molotov cocktail of ugliness." He possesses a vast vocabulary and uses it, yet often starts or ends discussions with succinct declarations such as "ridiculous" or "pathetic."
     
  10. jflores

    jflores Defensive Coordinator
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    I'd love to see him running up and down the sideline yelling "Batmaaaaan!" Sheldon Cooper style at the defense.
     
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  11. HuskerLLM

    HuskerLLM Defensive Coordinator
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    If this would happen, Nebraska is getting back into the Big Boys Arms Race in CFB.

    To top it off, would still like to see Davis moved over to TE and bring in a hired gun recruiter/RB coach as well.
     
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  12. DudznSudz

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    The more I read about Bob Diaco, the more I like the idea of hiring him. We still have 1 more coaching spot open, so I say we hire a hot-shot recruiter to fill it. If we land that, we're back in business in terms of building a major program with tons of talent.
     
  13. huskerfan66

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    Jim Rose commentary just now sure implies it is a done deal and the UConn guy is N. Either that or he's going to have huge egg on his face.
     
  14. jflores

    jflores Defensive Coordinator
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    Is there any indication that Diaco is *still* in town? You think if he was here yesterday to interview, if he really was "the guy" he'd be around to greet recruits as they come off the plane today.
     
  15. DudznSudz

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    That's a REALLY good question...
     
  16. DudznSudz

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    Also, would there be any recruits from UConn or any place like that that Mr. Diaco would be bringing with him?
     
  17. jflores

    jflores Defensive Coordinator
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    Yah I'm hoping that they get this ink signed and dry quickly, and we don't miss a weekend due to some administrivia
     
  18. huskerfan66

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    Very good point.
     
  19. GretnaShawn

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    I doubt it. Their current class is extremely poor (it is UCONN).
     
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  20. DudznSudz

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    Interesting. Does anyone have any idea as to what kind of recruits this guy would steer us towards landing? His all-time recruiting list was pretty impressive for a guy who is a relatively young coach.

    Related: Does this mean we absolutely will shift towards a 3-4 defensive scheme?
     
  21. jflores

    jflores Defensive Coordinator
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    Riley is reported to be looking for a coach that is expert in it.

    Diaco I think has pretty much run this exclusively and put his own mark on it. I'd be surprised if we didn't.
     
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  22. DudznSudz

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    So, in reading about the 3-4 as compared to the more common 4-3, why do we want to switch to it? And, in doing so, don't we need a Damion Daniels/Tyler Shelvin type big fat hog to be our NT? Would that mean the Davis brothers and later Thomas and Watts would switch to being DE's, while Guy Thomas would be one of the larger LB's in the scheme?
     
  23. jflores

    jflores Defensive Coordinator
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    We have abundant LB's and DT's compared to true 4-3 rush ends. We maybe don't have the ideal nose, but we do have Stolt would probably work as would some of the guys coming in. Wisconsin doesn't have huge NTs.

    There's no defense for which we are ideally suited, we'll have a deficiency somewhere in the near term. It could be argued 3-4 is the best fit.
     
  24. LBremser

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    Part of the theory is that we have had an easier time recruiting LBs than DTs.
     
  25. DudznSudz

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    Makes sense. In theory, what are the advantages of the 3-4 when run effectively versus the 4-3?
     
  26. jflores

    jflores Defensive Coordinator
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    Flexibility. Those OLB's have to be able to rush, stop the run, and cover though. They basically act as DE, LB, and pseudo DB's with only a couple steps difference in positioning.
     
  27. hexumhawk

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    Now THOSE are some uniforms.

    Diaco #45


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  28. jflores

    jflores Defensive Coordinator
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    You really need to read this about Diaco's D specifically

    "No Crease" Defense.
     
  29. jflores

    jflores Defensive Coordinator
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    Nice facemask Coach!
     
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  30. mwulf

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    [QUOTE="jflores, post: 3249467, member: 4322"]You really need to read this about Diaco's D specifically

    "No Crease" Defense. [/QUOTE]

    Pass on that
     
  31. Harry Caray

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    I guess I'm not sold on this guy. Shouldn't we be able to do better for that much?
     
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  33. DudznSudz

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    If it means we can have an elite D again, I think $1M is appropriate.
     
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  34. HBK4life

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    If he is worth it and is a winner as a coach and a recruiter. Absolutely. We start getting our full share of Big 10 money this year. USE IT!!
     
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    Its not our money give him 1.5 if they want
     
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    I certainly defer to Riley on this one
     
  37. headcard

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    His D's at ND were very good. I like him a lot more than giving Loupi his first D.C. job.
     
  38. gw2kpro

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    Awesome. It's been about 2 years since we have had full blown crazy patrolling the sideline at DONU.

    This might give that odd Mantai Teo situation a bit more clarity.
     
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    From that article (just as many have pointed out):

    The 3-4 defense all starts and ends with the nose guard............... he nose guard must be a two gap "war daddy" that can occupy multiple gaps and blockers in the middle of the defensive front....... He is responsible for clogging both A gaps and taking on a double team from either offensive guard. The nose guard must be large, and physically imposing. It is also imperative that he is smart and extremely quick. As a two gap player the nose guard must not only immediately defeat the center, he also needs to control those A gaps and often has to also take on one of the offensive guards lined up next to him to do it.

    We are gonna need to get us a couple of them.
     
  40. BigRedPimp

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    Do you think Riley is having fun with NU's checkbook compared to his Ore St days? Winking
     
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