Nebraska defensive coordinator Bob Diaco says the installation of the 3-4 defense is off to a good start. Diaco joined Mike Riley’s staff after a three year stint as the head coach at UConn.
“The guys are surely physically adapt and doing the job we are going to ask them to do,” Diaco said. “There’s enough brain power and fast action through diagnosis. That is not going to be a limitation. They’ve got a lot of conditioning built up where they’re going to be able to go hard long. I’m pleased with the tangible skill of the defensive players. We could definitely get our work done.”
Helping in the transition is new safeties coach Bob Elliott, who had worked with Diaco while both were on the Notre Dame staff.
“I was really excited to get back with Bob”, said Elliott. “I have ultra confidence in Bob Diaco as a football coach and as a person.”
Nebraska’s annual Red-White Spring Game is set for Saturday, April 15 at Memorial Stadium