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Banks Leaving UVa Football Program
Charlottesville, Va. – Virginia head football coach Mike London announced today that Jeff Banks is leaving the Cavalier program to pursue another coaching position. Banks joined the Virginia staff on Jan. 1.
“I was very much looking forward to having Jeff as a member of our staff,” London said. “We thought very highly of him. Knowing the position being presented to Jeff, I understand his desire to pursue that opportunity.
“We had considerable interest in this position from a number of quality coaches and now the task is to find an individual who will be able to help us reach our goals and improve as a football program.”
Banks was designated to coach Virginia’s running backs and serve as the special teams coordinator. He has 12 years experience coaching special teams in the collegiate ranks. He spent the last nine years at UTEP where he also coached the running backs.
“I would like to thank the University of Virginia, athletics director Craig Littlepage, Jon Oliver and Mike London for giving me an opportunity to coach at UVa,” Banks said. “I think there is a great future ahead for Virginia’s football program and I was excited about being a part of it.
“This was a very difficult decision for my family and me to make because we instantly fell in love with Charlottesville and the people here. I’m very fortunate to have been presented with both of these opportunities in such a short period of time. Ultimately, the opportunity to coach in the SEC with a friend was too hard to pass up.”
Hate to say it but that's probably the easiest call Jeff Banks made all year.
His special teams sucked. I won't miss him. I saw no progress from last season. None.
cHokies will have a field say with this when they announce their coaching changes today or tomorrow. I still think there were some good candidates available and I think all would be an upgrade.
It's not really CML's fault, but it's ironic that of any hire to be "muffed" it's the special teams
Out of curiosity, where is he going?
Concur, it was like he was never even there.
Do we have to worry about any of the guys he recruited decommitting?
Let jim reid coach special teams.
You kidding?!? Guy gave up less return yards than any other UVA coach in history
Yeah, but his kick return teams never gained a single yard and his FG kickers never scored a single point - epic fail.
" and I was excited about being a part of it."????so excited I'm leaving
This makes us look like such a joke. I hope we got some penalty out of this guy at the very least. BTW, why didn't we go after the BYU DC?
".... you may feel a slight sting. That's pride f#cking with you. F#ck pride. Pride only hurts. It never helps. You fight through that sh#t. Cause a year from now, when we're kickin' it in the Music City Bowl, you're gonin' be saying that Marsellus Wallace was right"
I wish him nothing but absolute crushing failure. What a carpetbagging dbag.
LOL and there goes my 99 rating. It's all about job security folks. Which is a polite term for money. Honor left town in NCAA athletics a long time ago.
Pokies are gloating about this...meanwhile, Pep Hamilton turned them down and they conveniently ignore the fact that they can't even hire a coach, much less have one so good he's poached in less than two weeks.
This post was edited by birksuva 15 months ago
Does anyone know the increase, % wise he's going to get coaching for A&M?
Quitter..... sometimes you need the balls to drop before taking a man's job.
Excuse me, while I hit this sky hook.
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