Notre Dame has marched to an unexpected 10-0 run this year, with defense being the primary driver for the Irish’s success. Bob Diaco has been instrumental in putting together a great scheme and pairing talent perfectly with position in South Bend.
The Irish are the No. 8 total defense and the No. 1 scoring defense in the country this season. Those numbers have helped the stock of the Notre Dame defensive coordinator skyrocket with teams looking for a defensive-minded coach to take over the program.
Five teams are struggling on the defensive side of the football, and the current leadership at all five schools appears to be on the way out. If Notre Dame continues to play top-level defense through the close of the season, Diaco could land as the head coach at one of these programs.