Report: Michigan hires Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier

Thursday January 9th, 2014

Offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier will try to revive Michigan's dormant offense this season.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) Offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier will try to revive Michigan's offense this season. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Michigan will hire Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier for the same position, reports's Bruce Feldman.

Nussmeier, 43, will replace Al Borges who was fired after three seasons at Michigan.  In his first season with the Crimson Tide in 2012, Nussmeier helped the team set school records in offensive touchdowns scored, total points, total offense, and passing touchdowns.

This season, Alabama's offense was in the top 10 in the NCAA in yards per play.

Meanwhile, under Borges, Michigan's offensive regressed, ranking 42nd in his first season to 87th this season.

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The Wolverines, 7-6 in Hoke's third season, ranked just No. 87 in total offense, No. 67 in scoring and No. 102 in rushing in 2013. However, Devin Gardner, who sat out Michigan's 31-14 bowl loss to Kansas State in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl with an injury, returns for 2014 along with a lot of young talent including dynamic sophomore TE Devin Funchess. Nussmeier also has some Big Ten roots, having spent three seasons at Michigan State as the Spartans QB coach.
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