Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco will interview this week for the head coaching position at Boston College, according to BC Rivals.com site Eagle Action. The Eagles have been looking for a new head coach since firing Frank Spaziani on Nov. 25.
Diaco, who worked with Irish head coach Brian Kelly at Central Michigan, has been Notre Dame's defensive coordinator since 2010. Kelly said Sunday that it "wouldn't be surprising" if Boston College were interested in his defensive coordinator.
Under Diaco's leadership, Notre Dame ranks sixth among Football Bowl Subdivision schools in total defense and first in scoring defense. The Irish are also No. 4 in rushing defense and No. 12 in pass efficiency defense. Notre Dame has only given up more than 17 points in a game once this season, and it has held opponents to 10 points or fewer on six occasions.
The Irish are 12-0 and set to play against Alabama in the BCS National Championship game. Diaco is nominated for the Broyles Award, which is given to the nation's top assistant coach.