Tennessee closing in on defensive coordinator hire

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Tennessee is finalizing a deal for a new defensive coordinator to add to new head coach Josh Heupel’s staff, according to a report from Yahoo Sports.

Pete Thamel, a college football and basketball reporter for Yahoo Sports, reported Tennessee is close to a deal with Penn State co-defensive coordinator Tim Banks to join the Vols.

Banks, 49, played college football at Central Michigan and has served as a coach in a variety of roles since 1996. He first served as a defensive coordinator at his alma mater from 2007 to 2009. He was a co-defensive coordinator at Cincinnati and Illinois before serving in the same position at Penn State since 2016.

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