The Nebraska Football coaching staff still isn't complete, despite rumors that began circulating on National Signing Day that former Husker Daniel Bullocks was about to join the group. It turns out those rumors didn't have it quite right. While Bullocks had indeed interviewed for the position, Mike Riley appears to want to talk to some other people before he announces who he has settled on. This week, it appears one of those other candidates is in Lincoln to discuss the job and he has long time ties to new Cornhusker defensive coordinator Bob Diaco.

Notre Dame ties

The latest candidate to join the Nebraska football coaching staff is a man by the name of Bob Elliott who has spent the last two years as a "special assistant" to Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly.

Elliott has had much longer ties to Notre Dame than the past two years though. The assistant served as the safeties coach in 2012 and 2013, back when Diaco was in charge of Notre Dame's defense. Before that the newest candidate for a defensive backs coach position in Lincoln has served as a defensive coordinator at Iowa, San Diego State and Kansas State. Elliott was actually Diaco's coach back in 1997, when the new defensive coordinator was first a player and then a grad assistant.

This isn't the end

For anyone who wonders why the Nebraska football team is looking at such a veteran presence whose claim to fame seems mostly to be well traveled, it doesn't appear Elliott is going to be the last person to be considered for the Nebraska coaching staff.

There's no guarantee that Daniel Bullocks might not still be considered once again now that Riley has talked to some other people. As the Lincoln Journal Star points out, there's no telling how many people Riley wants to talk to before he makes a final decision. The Huskers head man has had different styles when it comes to filling different positions.

Diaco was hired almost immediately after Mark Banker was fired, but Brian Stewart's spot on the staff has been sitting empty for the better part of a month.

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