Nebraska Football: Bob Elliott Hired as Safeties Coach

The search for Nebraska football‘s ninth coach has ended. Much like its search for a defensive coordinator, it concludes with a former Golden Domer as part of the crew.

Bob Elliott, an Iowa alum just like recently hired defensive coordinator Bob Diaco, will be taking over the reins of Nebraska’s safeties. Elliott fills the vacancy left by Brian Stewart’s departure leaving the Nebraska secondary to work with him and Donté Williams as opposed to Stewart and former defensive coordinator Mark Banker.

Elliott has spent a large time of his coaching career with the Hawkeyes having trained outside linebackers and defensive backs. He also served as Iowa State’s Associate Head Coach while seeing after the Cyclones’ secondary and special teams units in 2000 and 2001.

He would then join Bill Snyder at Kansas State from 2002-2005.

Nebraska football fans may know Elliott most for his work during this time. Thanks to his work, the Wildcats would beat the Big Red three years in a row by scores of 49-13, 38-9 and 45-21.

After a brief stint at San Diego State, he returned to Iowa State to work under Paul Rhodes who was overjoyed to get him back on staff.

“I am thrilled that we were able to make this happen,” Rhoads said of Elliot in a news release. “He possesses everything I was looking for in a coach. Bobby is a great teacher on the field, builds strong relationships with his players and is a tenacious recruiter with extensive experience recruiting in California.”

From 2012 through last season, his time was spent at Notre Dame.

During 2012 and 2013 when Elliot worked with the Fighting Irish’s safeties, Notre Dame’s pass defense ranked No. 25 and No. 15 in the nation, respectively.

He took over outside linebackers work in 2014 and was named Special Assistant to the Head Coach for the 2015 and 2016 seasons.

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