Al Borges is out, and apparently Alabama’s Doug Nussmeier is in as Michigan’s offensive coordinator.
Michigan head coach Brady Hoke announced that Borges had been let go earlier Wednesday.
“Decisions like these are never easy,” said Hoke in a statement released by the school. “I have a great amount of respect for Al as a football coach and, more importantly, as a person.
“I appreciate everything he has done for Michigan Football for the past three seasons.”
According to a report by Bruce Feldman of CBSSports.com, Michigan acted quickly to lure Nussmeier away from Alabama.
Hoke and Michigan AD Dave Brandon reportedly plan to make Nussmeier one of the five highest paid assistant coaches in the country.
The Wolverines actually improving scoring offense from 2012 to 2013, but clearly struggled in the post-Denard Robinson move to a more traditional, pro-style offense and limped to a 7-6 record.
Nussmeier was Washington’s offensive coordinator from 2009-11 and was considered a leading candidate to replace Steve Sarkisian as the Huskies’ head coach.
After winning a national title in his first season at Alabama, Nussmeier directed a Tide offense that scored 38.8 points per game in 2013.
We hear that former USC coach Lane Kiffin, who last month made headlines when he visited Tuscaloosa to consult with the Tide staff, is a leading candidate to replace Nussmeier at Bama.