Update 6:17 p.m.: Since Alabama doesn’t make assistant coaches available for public comment (beyond news release statements), it’ll be a while before you hear from new offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier.
He’s got a lot to live up to when replacing the charismatic Jim McElwain’s one or two news conferences of the year. If you really want to hear Nussmeier speak, here’s a quick Q&A from three years ago when he was hired at Washington. It’s the best I can offer right now.
Original post: A few hours Washington announced it hired a replacement for Doug Nussmeier, Alabama confirmed he would officially become the Crimson Tide offensive coordinator.
He replaces Jim McElwain who took the head coaching job at Colorado State.
The school sent a second release announcing the widely reported hiring of Lance Thompson to replace Sal Sunseri at linebackers coach.
A news release sent this afternoon about Nussmeier included the following statement from Tide coach Nick Saban.
“Not only does he have a good deal of experience as a coach and a player both at the college and NFL level, but he also brings a great passion for the game and a lot of energy and enthusiasm. At Washington, they were very productive on offense, especially with their quarterbacks. Jake Locker finished his career as one of the top passers in Washington history and was Tennessee’s first round pick.”
More to come in a bit.
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