Not sure about the source, but Saturday Down South is reporting that candidates are emerging for the DC position and that Dan Enos has been approached by some NFL teams and other college programs. Happy to see Smith go and wish him the best. I like Enos and his work with the quarterbacks, though his play calling was suspect at times this year, in my opinion.
Diaco was an Iowa guy who played under Coach Fry. He was the DC for Cinncinati in 2009 and then moved with Kelly to Notre Dame. In 2012 he was the Broyles award winner and had the # 1 defense in the country. He spent most of his time as an assistant handling linebackers and special teams, before becoming a DC. He runs a traditional 3-4 scheme.
Lupoi would be an interesting hire for sure. LBers and recruiting is his wheelhouse. Experience at DC is a weakness. Just wonder about any connections to coaches on staff. Usually there is some form of relationship with a current coaching staff member. That is why Lupoi is being talked about to Cal with Wilcox. But, it’s an interesting notion to say the least.