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Report: Nussmeier to be Alabama's new OC

Posted on: January 16, 2012 2:03 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

According to a report from al.com, Washington offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier is set to become the new offensive coordinator at Alabama. With the holiday on Monday, there is no scheduled announcement for the hire.

Nussmeier has been the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Washington under Steve Sarkisian for the last three years. If he does leave to take the Alabama job, he'll be replacing Jim McElwain who left Tuscaloosa to take the head coaching job at Colorado State. Ironically, this would be the second time that Nussmeier has taken over a position left vacant by McElwain.

Before taking the job at Washington, Nussmeier was an offensive coordinator at Fresno State, taking that job after McElwain left to become Alabama's offensive coordinator.

After averaging 26.1 and 21.8 points per game in Nussmeier's first two seasons at Washington, the Huskies offense averaged 33.4 points per game in 2011, while gaining 409.8 yards per game.

Nussmeier would also be the second new coaching hire at Alabama since the Crimson Tide won the national championship last week. Lance Thompson will be returning to Tuscaloosa from Tennessee to take his old job of linebackers coach.

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Comments

Since: Nov 21, 2011
Posted on: January 18, 2012 11:16 am
 

Report: Nussmeier to be Alabama's new OC

I am uncertain why this a story that creates this much banter? A man in the USA got a job in the USA and will relocate to accept the position offered and accepted...hmmm...happens every day in America!



Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: January 17, 2012 6:17 pm
 

Report: Nussmeier to be Alabama's new OC

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Chuck Pagano (Bal)...........Wyoming
Vic Fangio (SF)..................East Stroudsburg St. (PA)
Perry Fewell (NY)................Lenoir-Rhyne (NC)
Brian Flores (NE)................Boston College
Patrick Graham ( NE)..........Yale (CT)      ..... NE has no DC position, but two Defensive Assist coaches.

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Greg Roman (SF).................John Carrol ( OH)
Cam Camaron (Bal).............Indiana
Bill O'Brien (NE)...................Brown (RI)




Since: Mar 3, 2009
Posted on: January 17, 2012 11:07 am
 

Report: Nussmeier to be Alabama's new OC

Getting coaches is just like recruiting huh?Laughing

Yup, just like acquiring National Championships at Alabama.......heh-heh.........Wink


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Since: Oct 16, 2006
Posted on: January 17, 2012 10:54 am
 

Report: Nussmeier to be Alabama's new OC

I don't care if all the coachs went to school in Alaska, as long as there winning in the SEC !  

These guys can coach anywhere.  They want to coach the best players in the best conference.  This is why they are in the SEC, nomatter where they are from, they know where the best football is played, and if you can win in the SEC you can win anywhere !!



Since: Jan 8, 2010
Posted on: January 17, 2012 10:39 am
 

Report: Nussmeier to be Alabama's new OC

Based on how people think today...would the lack of coaches from SEC land be considered discrimination? That seems to be the popular cry when a particular demographic is not offered certain opportunities. If the coaching is that much more superior in other parts of the country, why do they continue to lose to teams from a particular goegraphy? I'm sure people from the SEC will be happy for others to continue to insult them (rednecks, hillbillies, hicks, etc), as long as they keep winning.



Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: January 17, 2012 9:45 am
 

Report: Nussmeier to be Alabama's new OC

 Chizik is a Florida native, but if you look at SEC dominance in the 2000s you mostly have  Saban, Meyer and Miles.....West Virginia and Ohio men. Plenty of local coaches on staff, for sure, which is very necessary for recruiting.


 Heck , for fun, look at the final four teams at the highest level of the sport of football ( 49ers, Ravens,Giants, Patriots) There are 13 HCs, DCs and OCs ( The Pats have co-defensive assistants) represented.

 ZERO of the 13 are SEC school grads or grads of any college or universities in SEC states.  Based on their alma maters :

 MA - 2
 CT -2
 NY -1
 MI -1
 OH -2
 PA -1
 IN -1
 RI -1
 WY -1
 NC -1

   We certainly worship the great athletes and identify the regions that are fertile recruiting grounds but this is just a little kudos to the cerebral side of the sport. Coaching is actually important too. If anyone is interested I would be glad to list each of the 13 final HCs,DCs and OCs and their Alma Maters.



Since: Dec 29, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2012 9:36 am
 

Report: Nussmeier to be Alabama's new OC

I just wonder? How many did Nicky boy have to sign to get just this one!! Getting coaches is just like recruiting huh?Laughing



Since: Dec 1, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 8:01 am
 

Report: Nussmeier to be Alabama's new OC

Dang, so your'e saying my '96 Classic Proline live Certified Autograph Doug Nussmeier rookie card is worthless? *doh*



Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: January 17, 2012 3:42 am
 

Report: Nussmeier to be Alabama's new OC

those who can.. do.  those who can't.. coach.


Why do people continue to trot out these tired old axioms that have proven to be so untrue.  Is anyone arguing that Jim Harbaugh couldn't do?  At least I'm old enough to remember when he could "do" at both player Michigan and in the NFL.  And do you want to talk about Steve Spurrier awhile?  I was there when Spurrier was the do-all (quarterback, kicker, punter) at Florida.



Since: Jul 10, 2007
Posted on: January 16, 2012 10:21 pm
 

Report: Nussmeier to be Alabama's new OC

those who can.. do.  those who can't.. coach.



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