Nope. I'm on the gather the data to see what a coach did previously and let it speak for itself bandwagon. Of course, data is just data and each circumstance is different. Chip Long did pretty well everywhere (Memphis then Notre Dame)...except for Tulane. Maybe that was a warning sign, maybe Long didn't get enough time to implement his offense. Svoboda (Tulane's current OC) came after Long and immediately got great results.
I tend to think coaches who go into a new situation and get immediate results speak volumes. Those coaches are usually well paid...so that limits GT. Faulkner's history is not bad, my overriding point is GT is not a "plug and play" type situation. Coaches here have to have the ability to coach above where we recruit...that is develop talent, and outscheme the other side. Since I've been following GT football there have been only 2 offensive coaches who came in and got high level results immediately: Ralph Friedgen and Paul Johnson. Those two were also some of the top offensive minds for their times. GT was very lucky to have those two lead us.
The promising thing about Faulkner is he came out of the top program in the country right now. UGA's offense has been one of the best offenses (by any metric) the last few years under Monken. Yes they have top level talent, but they are also at the top of the mountain in terms of maximizing that talent. Look at Auburn and TX A&M for examples of recruiting well does not equate into on field results. Faulkner has several season digesting Monken's offense. How he wants his QBs to read defenses and attack them, how to scheme against coverages, how practices are run, how talent is developed, etc. That's worth a LOT...it's why ex head coaches are willing to take a step back and work as analysts or consultants under Saban and Smart. I have 100% confidence Key asked all the right questions of Smart and Faulkner through the interview process, and Faulkner's answers to those questions impressed Key.
Bottom line is: We'll see. Faulkner's past offenses may not have been high performing by certain metrics, but his players certainly put up impressive numbers. Our skill guys should be excited...especially Pyron who has the skillset to be a high performing QB under Faulkner.