It appears former UConn head coach Bob Diaco won’t be the new defensive coordinator at Arkansas after all.
After rumors circulated Thursday that Diaco officially had interviewed with the Razorbacks, Sean Callahan of the Lincoln Journal Star reported that Diaco will become the new defensive coordinator at Nebraska.
The Lincoln Journal Star confirms Bob Diaco will be Nebraska's next defensive coordinator. He was in Lincoln yesterday. #Huskers
— Sean Callahan (@Sean_Callahan) January 13, 2017
Current Arkansas defensive coordinator Robb Smith is reportedly leaving to take the same position at Minnesota. With Diaco off the market, the Razorbacks will have to turn elsewhere to fill their vacant position.
Perhaps Paul Rhoads, who currently serves as Arkansas’ secondary coach, will still be the favorite to land the defensive coordinator job. It has been reported that Rhoads at least will be the co-defensive coordinator, regardless of who ends up with the DC role.