Doug Nussmeier to be Michigan's OC

Michigan will hire Doug Nussmeier as offensive coordinator to replace the fired Al Borges.

Nussmeier has spent the past two seasons as Alabama's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach under Nick Saban.

Michigan fired Borges earlier Wednesday.

"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."

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