Tennessee welcomes a five-star defensive coordinator.

With their ninth selection in the 2021 coaching draft, the Vols pluck a branch from the Booch coaching tree.

Tennessee reached up into Big Ten territory to find its long-awaited defensive coordinator.

Tim Banks, the co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach at Penn State the past five seasons, was tabbed Monday to guide Josh Heupel’s defense for the Volunteers. Banks received his first opportunity at coordinating a defense more than a decade ago from Butch Jones.

… Banks was Maryland’s defensive backs coach in 2006 when he accepted the offer to be a defensive coordinator for the first time with Jones at Central Michigan, a three-year stint that yielded a 27-13 record and a pair of Mid-American Conference championships. He followed Jones to Cincinnati as co-defensive coordinator and secondary coach and helped the Bearcats from a 4-8 season in 2010 to a 10-3 mark in 2011.

Heupel spent time at the presser announcing Banks’ hire (3 years, $4.2 million!) talking about “bringing an up-tempo offense to Rocky Top”, so good luck with that, Mr. Banks.  Maybe Booch’s trash can is still around.

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9 responses to “Tennessee welcomes a five-star defensive coordinator.

  1. Ran A

    Honestly do not know if this dude will be a good DC or not. What I do know is that know body would go near this job with a 10 foot pole. Between the players that have opted out and the obvious sanctions coming, then add that crazy fan base to the mix and you got years of entertaining incredibly stupid and high expectations (from the dumbest fan base in the SEC) for a program that will be on life support.

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  2. Down Island Way

    When the big urnge hc spoke of “bringing an up-tempo offense to Rocky Top”, he was speaking directly at the opposition offenses…

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  3. Godawg

    ” Maybe Booch’s trash can is still around.” I have it!

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  4. Ace Harris

    Yeah but, he is getting 4+ million to hang for three years. Tell me how many people you know who wouldn’t take it!!

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  5. armydawg

    Coaching staff in place, finally. Now all you have to do is get the players. Maybe it’s time to check out the “Bugtussle High School and the “Redneck Holler school for cousin fornicators”.

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