Michigan Wolverines part ways with OC Al Borges

Dec 28, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA; Michigan Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke in the second half against the Kansas State Wildcats during the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium. Kansas State defeated Michigan 31-14. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

When the Michigan Wolverines hired Brady Hoke to be their head coach in 2011, he hired his offensive coordinator at San Diego State, Al Borges, to the same position at Michigan.

After an outstanding first season that saw the Wolverines finish with an 11-2 record and a Sugar Bowl victory over the Virginia Tech Hokies, it has been downhill for Hoke, Borges and the Wolverines.

The Wolverines finished the 2012 season with a record of 8-5 and an Outback Bowl loss to the South Carolina Gamecocks. This season was even worse. Hoke’s squad posted a record of 7-6 and were embarrassed by the Kansas State Wildcats in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.

On Wednesday, Hoke decided to make a change, firing Borges.

“Decisions like these are never easy,” Hoke told MGoBlue.com on Wednesday. “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 has previously been an offensive coordinator for Portland State, Boise State, Oregon, UCLA, California, Indiana and Auburn.

Topics: Al Borges, Brady Hoke, Michigan Wolverines

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