Apr 5, 2014; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke during the Spring Game at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan Football: Wolverines players, Brady Hoke rave about Doug Nussmeier


The Michigan Wolverines are looking to get back to the top of the heap in the Big Ten in 2014 following a disappointing end to the 2013 season, and they’ll do that with former Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier running the show.

You couldn’t see much at the team’s spring game two weeks ago in regards to huge differences, instead we’ll have to wait until the season gets underway to see the new-look Wolverines.

But for now, the team and head coach Brady Hoke seem to be more than happy about their new offensive coordinator.

“He jumps around and screams all the time,” wide receiver Devin Funchess told ESPN.com. “I love the energy he brings to practice. We really have to match him.”

“He [Nussmeier] has brought in a different way of being a good football coach,” Hoke said. “His passion and energy for what he does is obvious out there.”

Having Nussmeier around is going to be a stark contrast from former offensive coordinator Al Borges, who became the top villain of the Michigan fan base in recent years.

Now we just have to wait a few months to see if that translates to good things on the field.

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