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.