Nebraska hired former UConn head coach and Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco back in January. Things could be going better.
Diaco was fired from his UConn job in December, but didn’t have to wait long to get back on his feet, taking over the Nebraska defense weeks later. He replaced Mark Banker, whose contract wasn’t renewed after the season.
The Huskers nearly blew its home game against Arkansas State last week, outlasting the Red Wolves for a 43-36 win.
Today, it doesn’t appear that the Huskers will be so lucky. On the road against the Oregon Ducks, Diaco’s defense has surrendered 42 points and 409 yards. There are still over 12 minutes left in the third quarter, as of this writing. Diaco’s only coached a game and a half for the Huskers, but some fans of the Big Red have already seen enough. He’s getting roasted by Nebraska fans and others across the college football world right now.
Bob Diaco strengths:
– Being handsome
– Talking in cliches
– Wearing nice watches
Bob Diaco weaknesses:
– Coaching football
— Brett Nierengarten (@BDN013) September 9, 2017
Well it’s a damned good thing that Bob Diaco has to talk to the media after every game.
— CornNation (@CornNation) September 9, 2017
Bob Diaco: ‘We don’t really talk about statistics.’
Someone tell him his D has given up 900+ yards of offense and 78 points in 6 quarters.
— Josh Planos (@JPlanos) September 9, 2017
guys, enough with the Bob Diaco criticism. Have some respect for a multiple-time Civil ConFLiCT championship-winning coach
— Rodger Sherman (@rodger_sherman) September 9, 2017
Not sure I’ve ever seen a coach experience a honeymoon period shorter than Bob Diaco as Nebraska’s defensive coordinator. https://t.co/aAfTKXfWvX
— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) September 9, 2017
Bob Diaco’s scheme: pic.twitter.com/cbckQhi4t8
— Matt Richeson (@richeson_matt) September 9, 2017
Bob Diaco has made $103,125 over the last 6 quarters.
— Corey Sorenson (@CoreySorenson) September 9, 2017
Bob Diaco spotted leaving Autzen Stadium pic.twitter.com/TwgjnMHKAP
— Josh Charvat (@Its_Chark_Week) September 9, 2017
Here we see Diaco before the game looking over his game plan against the Ducks. pic.twitter.com/68IZkIxs89
— GO B1G RED (@GO_B1G_RED) September 9, 2017
It is rare for a coach to be this embattled less than two games into his tenure somewhere, but things have been ugly for the Huskers defense this season.