As it was first made public late Wednesday night, and has since been one of the major points of conversation amongst Alabama fans, Doug Nussmeier can now be referred to in the "former" status.
Nussmeier, who held the position of offensive coordinator for two seasons at the University of Alabama, will now be calling plays for Brady Hoke at the University of Michigan.
Nick Saban says Doug Nussmeier did 'outstanding job' at Alabama as Michigan announces hire http://t.co/7UPFAFfTXxWhile Nussmeier's departure is far from shocking, the candidates to fulfill the OC role at 'Bama have created quite the story.
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Lane Kiffin? Freddie Kitchens? Mike Groh? Billy Napier? Rick Neuheisel? It would certainly appear that a motley crew have formed in the way of legitimacy and rumor mill.
In respect to the interview process, Kiffin, who is without question one of the most polarizing faces in all of football, was in Tuscaloosa earlier today (Thursday) to interview for the job. Just the mere interview made news across the national wire.
THIS JUST IN: Former USC head coach Lane Kiffin will interview for vacant Alabama offensive coordinator position. (via ESPN & Media reports)In respect to the actual product on the gridiron, in this age of the no huddle track meet, it will very interesting to see if Alabama maintains the same philosophy that Jim McElwain and Doug Nussmeier shared, or if Nick Saban will decide to "start over" and bring in some new blood...with a new attitude.
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Alabama is obviously an elite program, and by the same hand, holding a position on Nick Saban's staff is certainly a "positive shot" to any resume.
While 'Bama fans take in the "coaching carousel" from afar, one of the most decorated head coaches in the modern era will be searching for his fourth offensive coordinator since 2007.