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SportsMonday Column: Michigan has priorities wrong headed into off-season

Adam Glanzman/Daily

BY EVERETT COOK

Getting the highest-ranked recruits and more stars to fill up an elementary school bulletin board doesn’t mean a damn thing if those recruits don’t get developed properly. That is where Hoke and company have failed so far, and why the focus on five-star recruits is irrelevant if those recruits don’t actually end up doing anything

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Getting to know: Doug Nussmeier

Austin Bigoney/The Crimson White

BY ZACH HELFAND

Nussmeier, 43, has plenty of similarities to Michigan’s outgoing offensive coordinator, Al Borges. Both favor the pro-style, downhill running game to set up play-action and vertical routes. Both coach the offense and the quarterbacks.

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Michigan names Doug Nussmeier new offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach

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BY ZACH HELFAND AND LIZ VUKELICH

The Michigan football team has hired Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier to replace former offensive coordinator Al Borges. The Michigan Athletic Department announced Wednesday afternoon that Borges would not be returning for the 2014 season.

  • STORIFY: Fans react to offensive coordinator shakeup
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    On Recruiting: Borges aside, coaching instability plaguing Michigan on recruiting front

    Adam Glanzman/Daily

    BY JASON RUBINSTEIN

    For Hoke’s recruiting prowess to continue, the coaching staff largely needs to stay put.

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    SportsWednesday Column: What Michigan can learn from Auburn, if praying doesn’t work

    Terra Molengraff/Daily

    BY ZACH HELFAND

    The college football world changes fast. Auburn provides a blueprint for a team like Michigan, hoping to go from 7-6 to something better.

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    Recruiting Rundown

    Recruiting Rundown: Three commits start in Under Armour Game

    Courtesy of Collegiate High School

    BY JAKE LOURIM

    But on Thursday, six Michigan football commits played on a national stage in the Under Armour All-American game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. Seven other recruits who committed on-site stole some of the attention, but the future Wolverines put together some highlights that should satisfy coaches and fans.

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    Zach Helfand: As time ticks away, another ending without answers

    Adam Glanzman/Daily

    BY ZACH HELFAND

    In the tunnel, offensive coordinator Al Borges dismissed questions with a wave of the hand as he walked on. If there were answers, he didn’t have them. No one did.

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    Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl

    Everett Cook: The future story of a dangerous season

    Adam Glanzman/Daily

    BY EVERETT COOK

    If Michigan wants to continue to be a nationally respected program, to be Michigan, there can’t be another 2013 next year.

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    Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl

    Morris and his arm fill in admirably in Michigan bowl game loss

    Adam Glanzman/Daily

    BY LIZ VUKELICH

    On Saturday, Morris became the first-ever Wolverine quarterback to make his first start in a bowl game, after usual starter Devin Gardner was declared out due to complications from turf toe.

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    Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl

    Michigan can't handle hot Kansas State offense, loses Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl 31-14

    Adam Glanzman/Daily

    BY MATT SLOVIN

    But the Wolverines trailed Kansas State in Saturday night’s Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl from the moment Morris stepped onto the Sun Devil Stadium for his first drive. And though Morris kept his composure despite the deficit, the Wildcats routed Michigan, 31-14, to give the Wolverines (7-6) their sixth loss in their final eight games.

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