MTSU hires Nix as co-defensive coordinator
Former Mississippi defensive coordinator Tyrone Nix will join
Middle Tennessee State as co-coordinator.
Nix was defensive coordinator at Ole Miss from 2008-11 and at
South Carolina from 2005-07. He also was defensive coordinator at
Southern Mississippi, where he played in college.
MTSU Coach Rick Stockstill also said on Tuesday that Buster
Faulkner has been promoted to offensive coordinator and
quarterbacks coach. Faulkner handled play calling for the final
seven games last season after Willie Simmons resigned.
Fourth-year coach Steve Ellis will be co-defensive coordinator
with Nix and cornerbacks coach.