Al Borges won't return as Michigan offensive coordinator

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday January 08, 2014

CoachingSearch said on Dec. 6 that staff movement at Michigan was likely.

On Wednesday, Michigan announced that offensive coordinator Al Borges will not return in 2014.

"Decisions like these are never easy," Brady Hoke said in a release. "I have a great amount of respect for Al as a football coach and, more importantly, as a person. I appreciate everything he has done for Michigan Football for the past three seasons."

Borges followed Hoke From San Diego State to Michigan in 2011.

A source tells CoachingSearch that Hoke has reached out to UCLA offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Noel Mazzone and at least one NFL assistant, though Mazzone isn't likely to leave for Ann Arbor. 

It will be interesting to see if former USC head coach Lane Kiffin, Chicago Bears wide receivers coach Mike Groh or former Tampa Bay Bucs quarterbacks coach John McNulty emerge in Brady Hoke's search for a new offensive coordinator. Groh previously served as the wide receivers coach at Alabama before joining Marc Trestman's staff last off-season. 

Update: Mulitple reports indicate Michigan has hired Alabama offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Doug Nussmeier.

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Chris Vannini is in his fifth year with and serves as its managing editor. He has previously written for the Detroit Free Press, The Oakland Press, The State News,, 247Sports and SB Nation.  A graduate of Michigan State University, Chris now lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  Be sure to follow @coachingsearch and send emails to