Offensive Coordinator Buster Faulkner leaving Southern Miss

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For the second year in a row, Southern Miss is in search of a new offensive coordinator.

Buster Faulkner has been hired by Georgia to the position of offensive quality control according to the program’s website.

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He’ll now be working alongside former USM Head Coach Todd Monken who was just hired as Georgia’s offensive coordinator last week.  During his one season in Hattiesburg, Faulkner’s offense was middle of the pack at more than 26 points per game, good for seventh in Conference USA.

The Golden Eagles also have to replace co-defensive coordinator and defensive line Coach Derek Nicholson who left to join the Louisville staff over the weekend, according to footballscoop.com.