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Husker defensive coordinator Bob Diaco has a plan, and the Blackshirts have a new vibe
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Conference Preview: The Big Ten west
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What do you think of this blackout concept for the Huskers?
Al Groh, the former Virginia head coach and NFL defensive coordinator, looks forward to an early October trip to Lincoln.
That might mean little to you. But it surely means something to Nebraska defensive coordinator Bob Diaco. After all, Diaco worked as a linebackers coach under Groh at Virginia from 2006 through 2008. Learning the 3-4 defense under Groh "was a spectacular education," Diaco said during his introductory news conference at NU in January.
The 73-year-old Groh, now retired from coaching and living near Boston, will serve as an analyst for Westwood One's radio broadcast of the Wisconsin-Nebraska game Oct. 7 in Lincoln.
By the way, Wisconsin also employs a 3-4 defense.
In our HuskerExtra college football preview edition, which comes out Sunday, Groh essentially provides a tutorial on the basic concepts of his 3-4 system, much of which he learned from Bill Belichick and Bill Parcells.
Then there's the Pittsburgh Steelers/Dick LeBeau/Dom Capers 3-4 that dates to the early 1990s, as well as the Wade Phillips-style 3-4.
Each system has its own nuances. Each has been extremely effective.
Groh surmises that Diaco, 44, has been influenced by many coaches.
This much is certain: Diaco is extremely organized, Groh said, and that organization could be particularly important this season.