Nick Saban says Doug Nussmeier did 'outstanding job' at Alabama as Michigan announces hire Alabama offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Doug Nussmeier meets with the media during Sugar Bowl week, Sunday, December 29, 2013, at the New Orleans Marriott Conventions Center in New Orleans, La. Alabama plays Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl, January 2, 2014. (Vasha Huntfirstname.lastname@example.org)
-- If it weren't official enough, Doug Nussmeier was officially announced as Michigan's new offensive coordinator today.
The former Alabama offensive coordinator replaces Al Borges, who was fired Wednesday.
Alabama coach Nick Saban, who is already to replace Nussmeier, said Nussmeier did an "outstanding job" during his two seasons with the Crimson Tide.
"I'm sure he will do a great job at the University of Michigan," Saban said in a UM press release. "He is a bright coach who works hard and brings a lot of energy and enthusiasm to work each and every day. Our production and balance the last two years has been very good and he also brought a lot to the table in terms of coaching the quarterbacks.
"AJ (McCarron) had one of the best seasons and careers of any quarterback here, and that says a lot when you look at the history and tradition of that position at Alabama. We wish Doug and his family the best and appreciate all they did to help us be successful with the program at Alabama."
Terms of Nussmeier's agreement with Michigan were not provided, but a indicated he will become one of the nation's highest-paid coordinators. He made 0,000 this past season at Alabama.
"I am extremely excited to join the University of Michigan and work with Brady Hoke, the staff and players," Nussmeier said in the UM release. "I'm proud of what we accomplished in two seasons at Alabama, and I owe a great deal to coach Saban for that opportunity. Michigan is a program I've always had deep respect for, and I'm looking forward to getting started in Ann Arbor and being a part of the great tradition there."
Michigan finished a disappointing 2013 season ranked 10th in the Big Ten and 86th in the nation in total offense. In back-to-back losses to Michigan State and Nebraska, the Wolverines rushed for a combined minus-69 yards.
"Doug is a highly respected offensive coordinator and has earned a reputation as being a great mentor to quarterbacks, specifically, where he's coached Pro Bowlers, top NFL draft choices and Heisman Trophy finalists," Hoke said in the UM release. "Doug has been successful at every coaching stop with his balanced and explosive offenses, and he brings national championship experience. He is an excellent addition to our coaching staff and football program, and we are excited to have Doug, Christi and their children join the Michigan family." AL.com coverage | 2013 Alabama Andrew Gribble stories, opinion, news Thank you for subscribing. You should receive your first newsletter within 24 hours. To view and subscribe to any of our other newsletters, please .
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