Your new head football coach at UConn … Bob Diaco

Pat Narduzzi said no. Bob Diaco said yes.

Bob Diaco

Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco prior to a NCAA college football game between Notre Dame and Navy Saturday Nov. 2, 2013 in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)

Just hours after Narduzzi, the Michigan State defensive coordinator turned down the opportunity to become the next head football coach at the University of Connecticut, Diaco, Notre Dame’s assistant head coach/defensive coordinator/linebackers coach has become the new head coach, according to reports.

ESPN’s Brent McMurphy tweeted late Wednesday night that Diaco, was first “in serious negations” to become the next UConn head football coach and later, CBS Sports reporter Bruce Feldman tweeted that a deal had been reached between UConn and Diaco for five years, starting at $1.5 million a year.

Diaco, 40, won the 2012 Broyles Award as the nation’s top assistant coach. He also coached at Cincinnati, Virginia, Central Michigan, Western Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Western Illinois and Iowa.

Read more in tomorrow’s Connecticut Post