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Steve Sarkisian Picks Off Another Alabama Staffer to Join Texas

NCAA Football: Texas at Texas Tech

New Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian has picked off another staffer from the Alabama Crimson Tide.

One day after Texas made it official that Kyle Flood has joined the program as its new offensive line coach and offensive coordinator, Jeff Banks is also leaving Alabama to join Sarkisian’s staff, according to Bruce Feldman.


Jeff Banks just finished his third season on Nick Saban’s staff as the special teams coordinator and tight ends coach after spending the previous five years in the same role at Texas A&M. 

But his deep ties to Texas go beyond just his five seasons with the Aggies. Prior to arriving at Texas A&M in 2013, Banks had a brief stint as the running backs coach and special teams coordinator at Virginia after having coached running backs and coordinated special teams for nine years at UTEP (2004-12). 

Banks led one of the best special teams units in the nation during his time at UTEP, Texas A&M and then Alabama.

This hiring continues to show that Sarkisian is putting together an excellent staff and understands that getting those recruiting ties to the state of Texas are incredibly important in keeping the program trending in an upward direction.

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