Well, that was quick.
Following the firing of offensive coordinator Al Borges earlier this afternoon, CBS Sports is reporting that Michigan has already hired his replacement in the form of Doug Nussmeier, offensive coordinator at the University of Alabama.
This is a huge hire for the Wolverines, as Nussmeier will leave Alabama and become one of the five highest paid assistant coaches in college football, according to multiple reports. The school needed a home run hire in the wake of the Borges firing, and they appear to have made one.
Nussmeier, a former quarterback, has had much success running offenses in his career. He coached Jake Locker at Washington and has been at Alabama the last two seasons. He has some NFL coaching experience, also. Nussmeier was the quarterbacks coach for the St. Louis Rams under Scott Linehan from 2006-07.
Michigan switched to a more pro-style offense after Brady Hoke was hired, and after they regressed the last three seasons under Al Borges, this was the type of hire that needed to be made. Alabama’s running attack and smashmouth offense is exactly what the Wolverines want to do and have done traditionally, so this is a perfect fit.
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