All Signs Point to Alabama's Doug Nussmeier for Offensive Coordinator

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Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier has accepted the same position at Michigan, according to multiple reports.
Well, that happened quickly. With head coaching vacancies remaining open all over college and pro football, Michigan seems to have opened and closed their offensive coordinator search in less than a few hours.

This was a calculated move from the start. No doubt about it.

If it is true, and Michigan did indeed nab Alabama's offensive coordinator, then consider this one of the biggest assistant hires in Michigan football history. There's no question a guy like Nussmeier will command top dollar, and he'll get it.
The move was driven by a strong recruiting effort by coach Brady Hoke and Wolverines AD Dave Brandon that included a robust financial commitment to Nussmeier, who now will be among the five highest-paid coordinators in college football, according to the source.
The 43-year-old Nussmeier replaces Al Borges, who spent three seasons at Michigan, where the offense has backslide statistically in each of those seasons, going from No. 42 to No. 78 down to No. 87 this season. Wolverine fans will hope that Nussmeier can make as fast an impact in Ann Arbor as he did in Tuscaloosa. Under Nussmeier's guidance, Bama set records for offensive touchdowns scored (68), total points (542), total offense (6,237) and passing touchdowns (31) in the 2012 season--his first with the Crimson Tide. Despite a rebuilt offensive line, Bama ranked No. 6 in the nation this season in yards per play (7.15) and were ranked third in the nation in that stat in games against ranked opponents (7.59).
The official announcement is reported to be coming tomorrow.

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