November 27, 2012

The Dream Coaching Staff: Defense

We're in day two of digging through the collegiate coaching ranks to assemble a "Dream Staff" of assistants on both sides of the ball.

Yesterday we dove into the offense, today, we tackle the defense.

And again, this is an exercise in identifying the kind of coaches Cal should be targeting in a college football landscape where salary constraints, regional comfort and tenure do not exist. In the words of former Colorado head coach Jon Embree, equate this to hiring "mercenaries" for immediate football success.

1. Defensive Coordinator: Bob Diaco
Current: Defensive Coordinator/Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers Coach at Notre Dame

Diaco was a semi-finalist for the Broyles Award in 2011, and should win it this year. In 2009...

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