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Faulkner becomes the latest UW departure

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MADISON, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Another day, another Badgers football assistant announces his departure.

On Monday, we learned UW tight ends coach Eddie Faulkner is headed to North Carolina State for the same position there. Faulkner is the second Badger assistant that former UW defensive coordinator Dave Doeren has lured to the Wolfpack.

Last week, Doeren announced the hiring of Badgers offensive coordinator Matt Canada.

Faulkner was Doeren's running backs coach and special teams coordinator at Northern Illinois in 2011 before coming to Wisconsin this past winter. Faulkner was also a running back for the Badgers from 1996 to 2000. 

His departure means there are now six assistants who have taken jobs elsewhere. That's in addition to head coach Bret Bielema.

Both defensive coordinator Chris Ash and Charlie Partridge will join Bielema at Arkansas. Canada and Faulkner are headed to NC State. Linebackers coach Andy Buh is going to California, and receivers coach Zach Azzanni is leaving for Tennessee. Also, running backs coach Thomas Hammock is weighing an offer to join Bielema at Arkansas.

If Hammock decides to leave, that means there will be just two assistant coaches left at Wisconsin--Bart Miller, who started the season as a grad assistant before taking over as offensive line coach and Ben Strickland, who coaches the Badgers secondary.

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