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Huskers add veteran coach Bob Elliot as new safeties coach

Huskers add veteran coach Bob Elliot as new safeties coach
Posted at 1:50 PM, Feb 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-13 14:51:20-05

Nebraska head coach Mike Riley announced Monday that Bob Elliot will take over as the Huskers safeties coach for the 2017 season. Elliot has 38 years of collegiate coaching experience under his belt, including the last five seasons at Notre Dame.

Elliot will work under new defensive coordinator Bob Diaco. Elliot and Diaco coached together at Notre Dame during the 2012 and 2013 seasons. In 2012, the Irish led an undefeated regular season and played in the BCS National Championship game. 

“Bob Elliott has great respect throughout football for his defensive knowledge and ability as a coach, teacher and recruiter,” Riley said. “The experience he brings to our staff will be a great asset as we install a new defensive system and build toward the future success of the Blackshirts.”

Elliot has worked under legendary head coaches such as Bill Snyder at Kansas State, Brian Kelly and Hayden Frye. Elliot said this new opportunity to coach at Nebraska is another highlight in his illustrious career.

“I have been very fortunate throughout my career to work at outstanding universities and with great coaches,” Elliott said. “The opportunity to work under Coach Riley is an unbelievable honor. His reputation in the coaching profession is second to none. When you couple that with working in a program with the tradition and history of success of Nebraska, I couldn’t be more excited.”