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Bob Diaco takes over at UConn

Updated: December 12, 2013, 6:48 PM ET
Associated Press

STORRS, Conn. -- Bob Diaco made quite an impression in his first news conference at UConn.

The 40-year-old former Notre Dame defensive coordinator was introduced Thursday after signing a five-year, $8 million deal to become the school's 30th head coach.

The wildly enthusiastic New Jersey native spoke like a salesman in raving about UConn's academics (calling it a "public Ivy"), the Northeast recruiting base, and the school's facilities and current talent pool.

He talked ...

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