Coach Blake Anderson said he would chose the man "right for Arkansas State" when selecting his next offensive coordinator, and he appears to have done just that by hiring former Middle Tennessee maestro Buster Faulker.
Faulkner took over Blue Raiders play-calling duties midway through the 2011 season before being promoted to offensive coordinator in 2012. In 2015, MT scored 33.8 points per game, good for 38th in the nation. The Blue Raiders, who finishes second in the CUSA East last season, were also ranked 17th for passing yards (310.4 pg). You can read a full bio of Faulkner's career here.
In Faulkner, Anderson gets a seasoned and proven OC capable of running a high-powered offensive on his own. Like former Red Wolves OC Walt Bell, Faulkner has experience coaching quarterbacks, so look for him to possibly take on those duties as well.
BUSTER FAULKER'S COACHING EXPERIENCE
2005: Valdosta State (student assistant)
2006: Georgia (GA)
2007: Valdosta State (quarterbacks)
2008: Valdosta State (offensive coordinator/Quarterbacks)
2009: Central Arkansas (quarterbacks)
2010: Murray State (offensive coordinator Quarterbacks)
2011: MT (quarterbacks/OC last seven games)
2012-Present: MT (offensive coordinator/Quarterbacks)
It appears that Buster Faulkner's experiences as a QB and Quarterbacks coach has won him double duties with the Red Wolves.
Can now confirm reports from others that MT's Buster Faulkner will be ASU's new OC/QBs coach, per a source.— Troy Schulte (@TroySchulteADG) January 13, 2016
Also, many A-State fans don't seem to mind sticking it to an old Sun Belt foe.
Here is the official press release.