Alabama OC Doug Nussmeier leaving for Michigan

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Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier has accepted the same position at Michigan, according to several reports.

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Michigan fired offensive coordinator Al Borges today, and Nussmeier is set to take over the reins of the Wolverines’ offense. Reports indicated that Nussmeier would become one of the five highest paid coordinators in the country, and he made $681,500 with Alabama.

Nussmeier replaced Jim McElwain in 2012, and the Crimson Tide’s offense has put up some big numbers the last couple of seasons, including winning the 2012 National Championship.

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Several candidates are being mentioned to replace Nussmeier, and believe it or not, former USC and Tennessee head coach Lane Kiffin’s name is being mentioned in connection with the opening. Remember, Saban hired Kiffin as a consultant during bowl practice. Along with Kiffin, Mike Groh, Frank Scelfo and Billy Napier are three others who should be considered.

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