No coordinator in college football improved his stock more than Bob Diaco during the 2012 season. After directing a Notre Dame defense that finished the regular season first in the nation in points allowed, Diaco was named the Broyles Award winner, given to the top assistant coach in college football.
Head coach openings at Cincinnati and Wisconsin left Fighting Irish fans in a brief state of panic, but those positions were ultimately filled without Diaco ever becoming a serious candidate. However, Diaco will be a head coach someday. It’s only a matter of time.
Will it be in 2014? It’s too early to tell, but let’s look at five potential openings that could be potential fits for Diaco should he choose to make the leap to head coach.