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Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco, answers questions during the media availability day 12/17/2012. Notre Dame hosted reporters and photographers Monday to answers questions for the BCS national championship game. ¬ (Truth Photo By J. Tyler Klassen) ¬ ¬ ¬ (AP)

Notre Dame's Ishaq Williams (11) watches as Defensive Coordinator Bob Diaco, left, encourages a teammate performs a drill during the first Notre Dame football practice of the spring Wednesday, March 20, 2013. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Bob Diaco ND football coach ¬ (Photo Supplied) ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ (AP)
Diaco taking job at UConn
Posted on Dec. 11, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

NOTRE DAME — Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco is leaving the Irish to become the next head coach at Connecticut, according to CBSSports.com on Wednesday, Dec. 11.

Diaco will replace Paul Pasqualoni, who was fired mid-season. UConn finished 3-9.

Diaco came to Notre Dame with head coach Brian Kelly as a defensive coordinator and was promoted to assistant coach before the 2012 season. Diaco won the 2012 Broyles Award as the nation’s top assistant coach and helped ND to the national championship game in January.

According to the CBSSports report, Diaco’s contract with UConn will include $1.5 million per year for five years. Former Irish offensive coordinator Chuck Martin left Notre Dame for a head coaching gig at Miami (Ohio) on Dec. 3.