Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco is one of 29 nominees for the Frank Broyles Award, given to the nation's top assistant coach.
Ohio State co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Ed Warinner, who served as the Irish's offensive line coach and run game coordinator last season, is also a nominee. The Irish and the Buckeyes are the nation's only two unbeaten teams.
Five finalists for the award will be announced Monday, and the winner will be announced Dec. 4.
LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis won the award last year.