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New NU defensive coordinator Bob Diaco becomes highest-paid assistant in program history




Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco works with his players prior to a game against Navy in 2012.

From staff reports
January 14, 2017

Bob Diaco, Nebraska's new defensive coordinator under coach Mike Riley, is the highest-paid assistant in program history.

Diaco's contract with NU is for two years, with a salary of $825,000 in the first year and $875,000 in the second year.

NU's previous defensive coordinator, Mark Banker, made $580,000 last year. Offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf's three-year contract pays $500,000 per year.

Diaco made $1.7 million in his final season while serving as head coach at UConn last season. Husker coach Mike Riley earned $2.8 million in 2016.

With his new paycheck, Diaco is currently third-highest among reported salaries of Big Ten assistants, though Penn State — a private university — doesn't publicly share salary information. Last season, only Michigan defensive coordinator Don Brown ($880,000) and Wolverines offensive coordinator Tim Drevno ($850,000) made more than Diaco's $825,000 starting pay.

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