Broyles winner keeps Irish defenders prepared

Posted: December 5, 2012 at 4:16 a.m.

Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco (left) tries to lift the Broyles Award trophy he won Tuesday in Little Rock while Frank Broyles, Arkansas’ former coach and athletic director, and Broyles Award executive director David Bazzel look on. Video is available at

Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco is often at the mercy of his audience on fall afternoons in the meeting room of the Guglielmino Athletics Complex in South Bend, Ind.

Diaco wins Broyles Award

Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco won the Broyles Award as the nation's top assistant in a ceremony at The Peabody Hotel in downtown Little Rock on Tuesday afternoon. Diaco beat out Texas A&M offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury, Stanford defensive coordinator Derek Mason, Georgia Offensive coordinator Mike Bobo and Florida defensive coodinator Dan Quinn. (By David Harten)
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