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Michigan giving former Alabama OC Doug Nussmeier a big raise

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SEC schools aren’t the only ones who can lay down the cash when they need to.

Michigan showed just how much it wanted offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier when it hired him away Alabama, raising his salary by $150,000, according to

Nussmeier will make at least $830,000 in his first season with the Wolverines. His salary will increase to $860,000 in his second year and $880,000 in 2016. The three-year deal is worth $2.57 million. If he stays at Michigan for three seasons, Nussmeier will receive a one-time bonus of $200,000.

Nussmeier made $680,000 in his final season in Tuscaloosa and was set to make the same in 2014.

Both he and Wolverines defensive coordinator Greg Mattison ($850,000 annually) are in the top six in pay among assistant coaches nationally.

Nussmeier was hired this past January to replace Al Borges, who made $630,000 in 2013.

Is he worth it? Well, Nussmeier as an offensive coordinator has never produced an offense that finished in the top 30 nationally in yards per game. You be the judge.

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6 Responses to “Michigan giving former Alabama OC Doug Nussmeier a big raise”
  1. spreadthecheese says: Feb 25, 2014 6:46 PM

    Handing out huge paydays to coaches and turning a blind eye to sexual assaults. Congrats, Michigan. You’re on your way.

  2. thefiesty1 says: Feb 25, 2014 7:17 PM

    How do you get a raise when you were just hired? Don’t they want to see how he performs before upping his pay?

  3. bralinshan says: Feb 25, 2014 9:29 PM

    Saban wanted him gone and he found a great landing spot and somehow got a raise.
    But, Brady Hoke won’t last at UM. He’s getting badly out recruited by Urban Meyer and this next year he may be gone.
    I wouldn’t be shocked if Harbaugh quit SF after next season and went to UM.

  4. normtide says: Feb 25, 2014 10:50 PM

    I’m always happy to see other b1g schools decide to do what it takes to compete with OSU.

  5. thraiderskin says: Feb 26, 2014 10:19 AM

    I expect UM to make a move like this, well played Michigan.

  6. polegojim says: Feb 26, 2014 7:21 PM

    Chris… Yards per game?

    I’m more concerned with points per game…since points win games.

    I like what Nuss has done scoring points, yes he’s worth it.

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