Georgia staffer leaving to be Georgia Tech’s offensive coordinator, per report
Georgia Tech is stealing a coach from its in-state rival.
According to FootballScoop, Buster Faulkner, an offensive analyst at Georgia, will take over as offensive coordinator for the Yellow Jackets next season. Faulkner has been a member of Kirby Smart’s staff in Athens since 2020 and primarily has worked with the development of quarterbacks.
Prior to his arrival at Georgia, Faulkner spent 1 season as Southern Miss’ offensive coordinator in 2019. That year, the Golden Eagles finished 7-6 and averaged 25.3 points per game. Before that, Faulkner spent 3 seasons at Arkansas State as the Red Wolves’ OC, helping the offense finish 17th nationally in total yards (466.2 yards per game) and 21st in passing (281.5) during the 2018 campaign.
Well-known in the southeast region, Faulkner also has spent time at Middle Tennessee State, Murray State, Central Arkansas and Valdosta State throughout his career. He also served as a graduate assistant at Georgia in 2005 following a 3-year stint at quarterback for the Blazers from 2000-03.
The Yellow Jackets officially named Brent Key head coach after leading the program to a 4-4 record following the firing of Geoff Collins. Key, a former team captain and All-ACC offensive lineman, started 44 games at Georgia Tech from 1997 to 2000. He returned to his alma mater in 2019 and has served a multitude of roles since over the previous 4 years.