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Oklahoma Adding Former Head Coach To Staff

Oklahoma's cheerleaders leading the football team onto the field.

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01: The Oklahoma Sooners run onto the field prior to the 2018 College Football Playoff Semifinal Game against the Georgia Bulldogs at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Bob Diaco had a rough year as defensive coordinator at Nebraska. However, the former UConn head coach can try to bounce back a bit as an analyst at Oklahoma.

Earlier this month, it was reported that Bob Diaco would join the Sooners staff as a defensive analyst.

According to Pete Thamel, that is now a done deal. He reported as much on Twitter on Friday evening.

Bob Diaco has previously been one of college football's hottest young coaches. The last few years have left plenty of be desired, though.

Last season, his only in Nebraska as defensive coordinator, the Huskers' defense bottomed out. The team surrendered 36.4 points per game, 116th in the country and second worst in the Big Ten.

Among Power Five programs, only UCLA, Maryland, Oregon State, and Kansas surrendered more points. Nebraska was also 101st in total defense, allowing 436.2 yards per game.

Before heading to Lincoln, Diaco spent three seasons as head coach at UConn. He finished 11-26 with the Huskies, with a 6-18 record in AAC play.

Diaco broke onto the national scene as the head coach at Notre Dame. He served in that role under Brian Kelly from 2010-2013, after coaching under Kelly at Cincinnati as defensive coordinator in 2009.

In 2012, Notre Dame had one of the best defenses in college football, and rode it to a national championship game appearance. The Fighting Irish lost to Alabama in the 2013 BCS title game.

He took home the Broyles Award as the nation's top assistant coach. It wasn't terribly long ago that Diaco was a coveted commodity. Perhaps he can start to shed the last few seasons of poor performance as part of Lincoln Riley's staff.