As other football schools have already completed their coaching searches, Boston College is deep into their own. New reports indicate that one of the big fish on the Eagles’ radar will be making himself available for a promotion.
According to Eric Hoffses, reporter for Eagle Action, Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco will interview with athletic director Brad Bates early this week.
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Diaco is one of the most high-profile names to emerge yet, and his stock is clearly high as the Fighting Irish are number one in the nation and Diaco’s defense has been stellar. There are no further details available as to the meeting location or the precise date, but it is expected to happen within the next few days.
Few names have trickled out so far relative to this search, but Bates has related to the fans on multiple occasions over the weekend that there is strong interest in the position. Pete Roussel of Coaching Search, relaying a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, has named San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman, New Orleans Saints offensive coordinator (and BC alum) Pete Carmichael, Jr., Saints offensive line coach Aaron Kromer, New York Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan as willing to listen to Boston College.
Diaco is high up the Soaring to Glory coaches’ board because of his recruiting ability and excellent job coaching the Irish defense. It has been this editor’s belief since before Frank Spaziani was fired that Diaco would be a serious candidate when all was said and done, and it appears as though that will be the case.