Just hours after Al Borges was dismissed as the offensive coordinator, several reports confirm that Michigan has hired Alabama’s Doug Nussmeier for the same position.
Nussmeier, who was a reserve quarterback in the NFL during the 1990s, was the quarterbacks coach and OC for national champion Alabama in 2012 and also for the Crimson Tide this season.
Ironically, the left-handed Nussmeier might be mentoring another lefty signal-caller, rising sophomore Shane Morris.
Under Nussmeier’s tutelage, Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron set the school record for touchdown passes in 2012 with 26.
In turned out to be a disappointing season for the Tide (losses to Auburn in the SEC title game and Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl), but they still had a sound year offensively. Nussmeier’s balanced offense averaged 39.7 points per game, 211.5 yards rushing and 233.3 yards passing.
If it wasn’t for the wacky finish with Auburn, Alabama would have played for its third straight national crown against Florida State.
Another area where Nussmeier will help Michigan is in recruiting. He’s definitely comfortable in SEC country.
The one thing about that part of the country is you don’t have to teach the players speed, even if you could.
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Written by GBMWolverine Staff — Joel Greer