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Mark Banker: 2012 Colorado Coaching search profile

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Jens1893, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

    Oct 15, 2005
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    Oregon State Profile


    Age: 56

    Alma Mater: Springfield College 1978


    Springfield College, 1979-80 (OL/RB);
    Cal State Northridge, 1981-94 (Def. Coord.);
    Hawai'i, 1995 (OLB/Spec. Teams)
    USC, 1996 Secondary
    Oregon State, 1997-98 (Secondary)
    San Diego (NFL), 1999-2001 (Def. Coord.)
    Stanford, 2002 DC
    Oregon State, 2003-present (Def. Coord.)

    Mark Banker and the assistants have developed one of the top defenses in the nation, and it's backed up by the statistics. Banker, in his 10th year as defensive coordinator, has had over 50 players earn postseason All-Conference honors.

    In 2011, Banker's defense produced freshman All-American defensive ends Scott Crichton and Dylan Wynn, as well as Pac-12 all-conference cornerback Jordan Poyer. A total of 10 first time starters played on the defense, making it one of the youngest units in the nation.

    Banker was named the Pac-10 Defensive Coordinator of the Week in 2010 for his team's effort in allowing just 255 yards in a 38-6 victory over No. 20 USC. Seven players on defense earned Pac-10 Conference postseason honors, including defensive tackle Stephen Paea earning his second Morris Trophy honor, presented annually to league's top defensive lineman. Paea also earned consensus All-America honors.

    Banker had only three starters return to his defense in 2009, yet he molded the team to make yet another run at the conference title finishing second. Paea was the recipient of the Pac-10's Morris Trophy and linebacker Keaton Kristick joined Paea on the conference's first team. Three other linebackers earned honorable mention all-league.

    In 2008, Banker's defense ranked second in the Pac-10, allowing 312.2 yards per game. There were many highlights to the season, including shutting down the vaunted USC offense in a 27-21 victory in then the No. 1 Trojans only loss of the year. The Beavers also shut out Pittsburgh in the Sun Bowl, marking the only postseason game where a team was held scoreless. The individual highlights were many including eight defenders earning All-Pac-10 honors. Defensive end Victor Butler, a Pac-10 First Team player, had a record breaking season for tackles-for-loss and was named the Sun Bowl MVP after making four sacks. Butler (Dallas), defensive end Slade Norris (Oakland), Keenan Lewis (Pittsburgh) Al Afalava (Chicago) and Brandon Hughes (San Diego) were all selected in the NFL Draft.

    In 2007, the defense was first against the rush (70.6 yards), fourth for quarterback sacks (3.4 per game), sixth for tackles-for-loss (8.2) and eighth for total defense (306.2). Eleven players earned postseason honors and linebacker Joey LaRocque was drafted by the Chicago Bears. Following the season he and head coach Mike Riley, offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf and offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh served on the coaching staff at the Hula Bowl.

    His 2006 team led the Pac-10 and finished third for quarterback sacks, was the conference leader for red-zone defense and led the nation for tackles-for-loss yardage (528). The team also produced four all-conference players, including first team honoree Sabby Piscitelli, one of the best safeties to ever play at OSU. Piscitelli went on to be drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    In 2005 the team ranked fourth in the Pac-10 for total defense, including leading the conference and finishing 17th for rush defense (108.0). Following the season linebacker Keith Ellison was drafted by the Buffalo Bills.

    His 2004 unit led the Pac-10 Conference for pass efficiency defense (100.9/8th in NCAA) and ranked second for passing yards allowed (196.0), total defense (313.3), third down conversion defense (29.4%) and red zone defense (71.7%). This coming after the 2003 team posted similar numbers and rankings.

    Extensive DC experience
    Extensive knowledge of the Pac-12
    Ability to recruit Hawaii
  2. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

    Jul 11, 2006
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    Worth a look. Supposedly getting a look from USC for their vacant DC position, but maybe he is ready for a HC position.
  3. Gramburglar

    Gramburglar Literally has hundreds of dollars Club Member

    Nov 23, 2009
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    Actually at a quick glance I like this. I would like to know what type of staff he would bring in, but that goes with all coaches.
  4. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

    Feb 14, 2008
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    Waldo would be pissed.
  5. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

    Jul 8, 2005
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    His nickname would definitely have to be Bankster.... :lol:
  6. Buffskier

    Buffskier Club Member Club Member

    Jan 17, 2011
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    Wow. I really had no idea that banker has been a DC since 01 and has had some pretty good success in the PAC-10, especially when Oregon St wasn't very good.. I would love to bring him in to see thstaff he had in mind. Would need a solid OC and an up and coming DC with recruiting skills to be his main assistants, but he has had good success managing at leat half of a team for the last decade.

    Why hasn't he sought an HC job before, or why hasn't he gotten a job outside of OSU? Anyone know?

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