Michigan Football: Doug Nussmeier Named new OC at Michigan
Michigan has confirmed the hire of Doug Nussmeier as the new offensive coordinator for Michigan. Reports have him being paid one of the top coordinators in the country, but don’t feel bad for Alabama that did bring in Lane Kifflin as a consultant for the bowl game and look how well that turned out for Bama. To many roosters in the hen house we would say.
The left-handed four year starting quarterback played college football at Idaho under John L. Smith (yes that guy from Michigan State), and won the 1993 Walter Payton Award, presented annually to the Division I-AA player of the year. That year, Nussmeier threw a school-record 33 touchdown passes, leading the Vandals to an 11-3 record and the national semi-finals. During his final two seasons at Idaho (1992–93), the offensive coordinator was Scott Linehan (yes that guy from Detroit Lions — Offensive Coordinator).
As a fifth-year senior in 1993, Nussmeier had a QB rating of 172.2 – completing 185-of-304 throws (.609) for 2,960 yards and a school-record 33 touchdowns. Nussmeier still ranks among the NCAA I-AA all-time leaders in passing (No. 9 with 10,824 career yards) and total offense (No. 10 at 309.1 yards per game). He is one of only three quarterbacks in NCAA history to throw for at least 10,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards (1,230), joining Alcorn State’s Steve McNair (1991–94) and Central Florida’s Daunte Culpepper (1996–98). Nussmeier set Vandal career records for passing yards, TD passes (91), passing efficiency (175.2), completion percentage (.609, 746-1,225) and total offense (12,054 yards; 308.4 yards per game). He was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the fourth round, 116th pick, and last 5 years in the NFL (4 with Saints/1 with Colts, mostly as a reserve before going to the CFL for one year.Nussmeier earned his bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Idaho in 1994.
After his playing days in the CFL for the BC Lions he became the QB coach in 2001, then moved on to OC of the Renegades in 2002. He was the quarterbacks coach for John L. Smith (yep that guy again) at Michigan State for three seasons (2003-05) before moving on to the NFL, where he was the quarterbacks coach under head coach Scott Linehan (yep that guy) for the St. Louis Rams for two seasons (2006–07). He was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Fresno State for a season in 2008, then was hired in the same capacity at Washington in Seattle in early 2009. Nussmeier was announced as the new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Alabama Crimson Tide. Under his guidance, junior quarterback A. J. McCarron set the school record for touchdowns in a season with 26. McCarron threw an additional four touchdowns in the 2013 BCS National Championship Game against Notre Dame in a 42–14 victory, which allowed McCarron to set another school record for career touchdown passes.
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