The Michigan Wolverines are ready to hire Doug Nussmeier as offensive coordinator in place of the fired Al Borges.
Nussmeier assisted the Alabama Crimson Tide to the national title during the first of his two seasons as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
The 43 year-old has spent the past two seasons as the Tide’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach under Nick Saban. Michigan will make Nussmeier one of the five highest-paid coordinators in the nation, according to what YouWager experts have learned.
The Wolverines let Borges go earlier Wednesday after three seasons as coach.
“Decisions like these are never easy,” according to Brady Hoke. “I have a great amount of respect for Al as a football coach and, more importantly, as a person.”
The Wolverines finished 7-6 (3-5 Big Ten), capped by a defeat versus the Kansas State Wildcats in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl. Michigan ranked 51st in FBS in passing yards per game, 102nd in rushing yards and 47th in points.
Nussmeier headed to Alabama after three seasons as offensive coordinator with the Washington Huskies. The Oregon native also served as offensive coordinator at Fresno State and quarterbacks coach at Michigan State, and for two seasons was quarterbacks coach of the St. Louis Rams.
Nussmeier played five seasons with the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts.
The Wolverines begin spring practice Feb. 25 and will have their spring college football game April 5.