Tim Banks Expected To Be Named Defensive Coordinator At Illinois, According To Report

According to a report from the Tribune, Tim Beckman is set to hire Tim Banks as his defensive coordinator at Illinois.

Banks served as the Bearcats’ co-defensive coordinator last season, when the team ranked first nationally in tackles for losses with 8.58 per game and second with 3.46 sacks per game. Prior to his stint in Cincinnati, he served in the same position for three seasons at Central Michigan.

Finding a DC had been something of a struggle for Beckman, who tried to retain incumbent defensive coordinator Vic Koenning to no avail, then thought he had Jon Tenuta, who later changed his mind about the job.


Related: Steve Clinkscale, Billy Gonzalez And Tim Salem Join Illinois Football Staff

Banks comes to Illinois from Cincinnati, where he helped the Bearcats finish 42nd in total defense and 20th in scoring defense in 2011.

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