Alabama football notes: Report says Nussmeier leaving for Michigan

Anniston StarJanuary 8, 2014 

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Former Crimson Tide linebacker Adrian Hubbard is one of a handful of defensive players Alabama must replace before next season. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- ESPN reported Wednesday night that offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier left Alabama to take the same position at Michigan.

Michigan had earlier announced that Al Borges would not return for the 2014 season. There was no immediate announcement of a replacement for Nussmeier, but former Tennessee and Southern Cal head coach Lane Kiffin was in Tuscaloosa recently to talk with Nick Saban.

Hubbard heads to NFL

Alabama linebacker Adrian Hubbard will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft, according to

Hubbard, a fourth-year junior, was scheduled to meet with Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban on Wednesday to discuss his future. Saban doesn't encourage underclassmen to leave early if they don't receive a first-round grade.

Hubbard earned his degree in December. He also considered making the jump following last season.

On the year, Hubbard had 33 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and three sacks. In 2012, he had 41 tackles, 11 tackles for loss and seven sacks.

Earlier on Wednesday, Hubbard tweeted: "Grad school or NFL. Big decisions."

The deadline for players to declare is Jan. 15

Stinson in Senior Bowl

Alabama defensive end Ed Stinson has accepted an invitation to play in the 2014 Senior Bowl. The Senior Bowl announced Stinson would be joining on Wednesday.

Stinson (6-foot-4, 292-pounds) was a two-year starter and the only Tide player to start every game in the past two seasons.

As a senior, Stinson racked up 42 tackles, two tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks.

Stinson is the fourth Alabama player to accept an invitation joining linebacker C.J. Mosley, wide receiver Kevin Norwood and punter Cody Mandell.

The Senior Bowl will take place on Jan. 25 in Mobile.

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