Doug Nussmeier is reportedly headed back to the SEC.
According to a report from Sports Illustrated, Nussmeier is expected to be hired as offensive coordinator at Florida under new Gators head coach Jim McElwain.
Nussmeier recently completed his first season as offensive coordinator at Michigan under Brady Hoke, who was fired on Dec. 2 after going 5-7 in his fourth season with the program.
Before accepting the job at Michigan, Nussmeier was the offensive coordinator at Alabama in 2012 and 2013. He also served as offensive coordinator at Fresno State in 2008 and at Washington from 2009 to 2011. Previously, he had stints as a quarterbacks coach with the BC Lions and Ottawa Renegades of the CFL in 2001 and 2002, at Michigan State from 2003-05 and with the St. Louis Rams in 2006 and 2007.
Nussmeier previously worked with McElwain on John L. Smith’s staff at Michigan State. McElwain was the Spartans’ associate head coach and wide receivers coach while Nussmeier coached the quarterbacks.
Additionally, when McElwain left Alabama to accept the head-coaching job at Colorado State, Nussmeier succeeded him as the Crimson Tide’s offensive coordinator. Alabama won the BCS National Championship in Nussmeier’s first season as offensive coordinator.
McElwain, who was hired on Dec. 4, is still in the process of rounding out his staff. Before his reported hire of Nussmeier, McElwain hired Mississippi State’s Geoff Collins to be his defensive coordinator.
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