TUSCALOOSA -- Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier has accepted the same position at the University of Michigan, according to multiple reports.
Nussmeier would replace Al Borges, who was let go after three seasons at Michigan earlier on Wednesday.
FootballScoop.com first reported the story.
Nussmeier, 43, joined the Crimson Tide in 2012 after spending three seasons as the offensive coordinator at Washington. In his first season, Nussmeier helped the Tide set school records in offensive touchdowns scored, total points, total offense, and passing touchdowns en route to Alabama’s third national championship in four seasons.
Nussmeier interviewed for the head coaching position at Washington last month and was one of two finalists.
“Obviously I feel very, very fortunate to be a part of this program and to be the offensive coordinator at the University of Alabama,” Nussmeier said during his press conference at the Sugar Bowl. “I would like to be a head coach some day in the right situation, having the ties that I have to the University of Washington and understanding what that program is about, that was an opportunity for our family and coach Saban fully supported it, that it was a very good experience, and obviously very, very excited and happy to be a part of this program.”
Nussmeier, who made $680,000 in 2013, was under contract through 2015.
According to CBSSports.com, Nussmeier will be among the five highest-paid coordinators in college football.
Alabama will be looking for its fourth offensive coordinator in eight seasons.