Eagle Action's Eric Hoffses is reporting that Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco has been contacted for the vacant Boston College football head coaching position and will interview in the next few days.
This confirms a similar report from Mike Loyko, editor of nepatriotsdraft.com.
Diaco is the current defensive coordinator at Notre Dame, having held that position since 2010. He's overseen a unit that has steadily improved in each of his seasons in South Bend. The Irish's defense currently ranks tops in the nation in scoring defense, 4th in rushing defense, 21st in passing defense and sixth in total defense.
Prior to his current role in Brian Kelly's staff, Diaco made career stops at Cincinnati, Virginia, Central Michigan, Western Michigan and Western Illinois. He played LB at Iowa, where he led the Hawkeyes D in tackles in both 1994 and 1995. Diaco finished his career as the seventh-leading tackler in Iowa history with 334 career stops.
This season Diaco has been named one of five finalists for the 2012 Broyles Award, honoring the top assistant college football coach in the nation. The other finalists are Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo, Texas A&M OC Kliff Kingsbury, Florida DC Dan Quinn and Stanford DC Derek Mason.
Diaco is a bit of a fan favorite among the message boards and blogs so cross your fingers and toes. And the fingers and toes of all your loved ones. And then break out your rosary and say 30 Hail Fluties.