Georgia football lost one of its best offensive analysts on Monday as Georgia Tech reportedly has poached Buster Faulkner. While some will see him as just an offensive analyst, this is a pretty big loss for the Dawgs. He has been a great asset to the coaching staff and was a huge help with the Dawgs’ last year’s national championship run. Sure he is an analyst, but those guys are the ones that watch the film and help the other coaches find the right game plans.
However, we must give Georgia Tech’s new head coach Brent Key some credit for poaching Faulkner out of Athens. That move is a great one for the trade school in Atlanta, and while they are Georgia’s in-state rival, we got to give the credit where it’s due.
Faulkner has worked alongside the quarterbacks since he came to Athens in 2020, so the Dawgs will have to nail this next hire to find a suitable replacement. He is a veteran coach, so it was brilliant for Key to come in and grab him. However, it isn’t like that hire will help the Yellow Jackets beat the Dawgs.
Georgia football will need a new quarterback analyst to replace Buster Faulkner.
Replacing Faulkner may be a task for head coach Kirby Smart, or will it? Georgia also has Mike Bobo on its analyst team, so maybe he could take over working with the quarterbacks, and that would quickly solve the issue of losing Faulkner. However, Georgia and Smart may not want to go that route, so replacing Faulkner will be interesting.
In the grand scheme of things, Georgia still has its main assistants, for now, but with so much success surrounding the Dawgs, it’s understandable why teams are coming to Athens for coaches.
Faulkner has experience at Arkansas State, Southern Miss, and Middle Tennessee State University, so he is a veteran. He is a huge reason Georgia starting quarterback Stetson Bennett has improved so much in the last couple of years. Key did a great job grabbing Faulkner, but the Dawgs will be just fine losing him.
Smart will have to make a good hire, or he could use Bobo until the right guy comes along. Georgia’s weakest area to the couch coaches has always been the quarterbacks, so it’ll be interesting to see what route Smart goes with after losing Faulkner.