Attrition is natural when you have as much success as Georgia has had over the last few years. We saw Oregon hire the Bulldogs defensive coordinator, Dan Lanning, last offseason to be their head coach, and surely several others will follow in his footsteps, widening the coaching tree of Kirby Smart, who might now be the best coach in College Football. Before the College Football Playoff has even taken place, the poaching has already begun; this time, with Georgia’s in-state rivals stealing away Buster Faulkner, who is an offensive analyst for the Bulldogs.
Faulkner will lead the offense for the newly hired Brent Key at Georgia Tech. His resumé includes offensive coordinator stints for Middle Tennessee State, Arkansas State, and Southern Miss before he took a job as an offensive analyst for Georgia under Todd Monken. The two have been critical in turning around what was once a pre-historic Georgia offense and helped Stetson Bennett finish fourth in this year’s Heisman race. Faulkner is a big loss for the Bulldogs, but I’m sure fans will be just fine as long as they can hang onto Monken, who is sure to draw consideration for head coaching positions if his success continues.
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