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Reports: Nussmeier is Michigan's new OC

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Hours after Michigan fired offensive coordinator Al Borges on Wednesday, multiple media outlets reported that Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier would take on the same position in Ann Arbor.

According to CBSSports.com, Nussmeier will receive a large raise, making him one of the nation's five high-paid coordinators.

"Decisions like these are never easy," Michigan head coach Brady Hoke said of firing Borges. "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."

Prior to joining Michigan in 2011, Borges was a member of Hoke's staff at San Diego State in 2009 and 2010.

Michigan's offense finished the season averaging 32.2 points per game (46th nationally), but only 373.5 yards per game (97th) and 5.44 yards per play (76th).

In Nussmeier's first season at Alabama, 2012, the Crimson Tide won the national title behind an offense that set school records for total points and total offense.

In 2013, Alabama ranked sixth in the country in total offense.

Nussmeier was a backup quarterback in the NFL for the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts. He played and coached in the Canadian Football League before assistant coaching stints with Michigan State, the St. Louis Rams, Fresno State and the University of Washington before joining Alabama.

The Wolverines will begin spring practice on Feb. 25 and finish with the annual spring game on April 5 at Michigan Stadium.

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