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Saban Adds Ace Recruiter to Staff

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Former Texas A&M special teams coach and recruiting coordinator Jeff Banks will fill one of the staff openings.

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After losing defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt and secondary coach Derrick Ansley in the same year that teams are allowed to add a tenth on-field coach, Nick Saban has his work cut out for him. It appears that he has made a decision on one of the slots.

Banks served as interim head coach for the Belk Bowl after Kevin Sumlin’s dismissal. He has coached tight ends and special teams for the Aggies since 2013, and like most Saban staff hires is known as an excellent recruiter. Banks was the primary recruiter for five-stars Kyle Allen and Christian Kirk among several other blue chips that signed with the Aggies.

Kirk certainly believes that Saban made a good choice.

Welcome, Jeff, and Roll Tide.