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Report: Miami’s Ephraim Banda Agrees To Become Utah State’s Defensive Coordinator
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Miami Hurricanes co-defensive coordinator Ephraim Banda agreed to become Utah State’s next defensive coordinator, according to The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman and Manny Navarro.
On Sunday, January 3, the college football insiders reported Banda’s addition to Blake Anderson’s staff.
USU hired Anderson as the Aggies’ head football coach on December 12, 2020.
In addition to Banda, Feldman and Navarro reported two more coaches would join Utah State’s coaching staff.
“UM senior analyst Mike Zuckerman will become the ILB coach for the Aggies. Alex Devine also is expected to join the USU staff, sources tell me and @Manny_Navarro,” Feldman tweeted.
SOURCES: #Miami Co-DC Ephraim Banda has agreed to become the new defensive coordinator at Utah State. UM senior analyst Mike Zuckerman will become the ILB coach for the Aggies. Alex Devine also is expected to join the USU staff, sources tell me and @Manny_Navarro .
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 3, 2021
About Ephraim Banda
Prior to his coaching career, Banda played college football at Incarnate Word.
Following his playing days, Banda entered the coaching world in 2011.
For the past five seasons, he has served as Miami’s safeties coach.
Manny Diaz, Ephraim Banda, and Josh Jobe. /// 📸: @Swervais_ pic.twitter.com/7dzuxmEf3r
— Peter Ariz (@PeterAriz) June 4, 2017
In each of the last two years, Banda has been the Hurricanes’ co-defensive coordinator as well as safeties coach.
Miami finished the 2020 season with a No. 18 national ranking.
From Ephraim Banda’s first press session as Miami’s co-defensive Coordinator… pic.twitter.com/6fU3Y598Ik
— Christy Chirinos (@ChristyChirinos) December 18, 2018
The Hurricanes posted an 8-3 record, including a loss to No. 21 Oklahoma State in the Cheez-It Bowl.
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