Doug Nussmeier, a former offensive coordinator at a host of big-name schools such as Florida, Alabama and Michigan, has been hired to be an offensive analyst at LSU, a source confirmed to The Advocate on Thursday.
Nussmeier was most recently the offensive coordinator for the Gators and was fired this past November when Dan Mullen was hired. Florida owes Nussmeier $830,000. He had one year left on his contract with the Gators.
Nussmeier will work under first-year LSU offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger, who replaced Matt Canada.
The former New Orleans Saints quarterback has moved around quite a bit in the past decade as a college coach.
He was Fresno State's offensive coordinator in 2008 then moved on to be Washington's offensive coordaintor from 2009-2011. From there he was Nick Saban's offensive coordinator at Alabama from 2012-2013 before being the offensive coordinator at Michigan in 2014.
He was hired by Florida in 2015.
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The Gators finished 124 out of 130 teams in total offense last season. In 2016 the Gators finished 108th in total offense. His best statistical year at Florida was in 2015 when the Gators finished 83rd in total offense.
In his one season at Michigan, the Wolverines finished 115th in total offense.
Nussmeier had more success statistically at Alabama when the Crimson Tide finished 32nd in 2013 in total offense and 19th in 2012. He helped the Tide win the 2012 national title.
Nussmeier, 47, is the latest addition to an expanding support staff at LSU. The Tigers hired former running back Kevin Faulk to a player development role and added former UL-Lafayette coach Jorge Munoz as an offensive analyst earlier this month.
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Staff writer Ross Dellenger contributed to this report.