Doug Nussmeier to be Michigan OC

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Michigan will hire Doug Nussmeier as offensive coordinator to replace the fired Al Borges, a source told ESPN's Joe Schad.

Nussmeier has spent the past two seasons as Alabama's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach under Nick Saban. The Wolverines will make Nussmeier, 43, one of the five highest-paid coordinators in the nation, a source told CBSSports.com.

Michigan fired Borges earlier Wednesday after three seasons with the team.

"Decisions like these are never easy," coach Brady Hoke said in a news release. "I have a great amount of respect for Al as a football coach and, more importantly, as a person."

Nussmeier helped Alabama and quarterback AJ McCarron to the national title in his first season, which saw the Crimson Tide set records for offensive touchdowns, passing touchdowns, points and total offense. This season, the Tide finished 11-2 (7-1 SEC) with a loss to Oklahoma in the Allstate Sugar Bowl. They were 49th overall in the Football Bowl Subdivision in passing yards per game, 25th in rushing yards and 18th in points.

Michigan finished 7-6 (3-5 Big Ten), capped by a loss to Kansas State in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl. The Wolverines ranked 51st in FBS in passing yards per game, 102nd in rushing yards and 47th in points.

Nussmeier went to Alabama after three seasons as offensive coordinator at Washington. He also served as offensive coordinator at Fresno State and quarterbacks coach at Michigan State, and for two seasons was quarterbacks coach of the St. Louis Rams. He played for five seasons with the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts.

Michigan begins spring practice Feb. 25 and will hold its spring game April 5.

ESPN's Joe Schad and Chantel Jennings contributed to this report.

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