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Nebraska fires defensive coordinator Mark Banker

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska coach Mike Riley fired defensive coordinator Mark Banker on Wednesday after the unit underperformed in some of the Cornhuskers’ most important games. Banker coached with Riley for 20 years, including 14 years at Oregon State and the last two at Nebraska. ”I want to thank Mark for his hard work and contributions to our football program the past two years and for all of his service and dedication as a member of my other coaching staffs,” Riley said. ”We will conduct a national search to find a great coach, teacher and recruiter as we continue our pursuit of championships.” Banker is the second assistant from the 2016 staff who was fired. Riley dismissed special teams coordinator Bruce Read on Nov. 27, two days after the Huskers’ 40-10 loss at Iowa. Though the Cornhuskers rose from 64th to 30th nationally in total defense, they struggled on the big stage. Nebraska started 7-0 but lost four of its last six games. The Huskers allowed an average of 42 points and 445 yards in th

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