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Nick Saban is no stranger to having his staff picked through in the offseason as he's lost guys like Major Applewhite to Texas and Kevin Steele to Clemson in recent seasons. This year is no different as Sal Sunseri heads to Tennessee to take on their defensive coordinator duties and Jim McElwaine heads to Colorado State to become the head coach of the Rams. It seems that Saban has finally made his mind up on the next leader of his offense; Doug Nussmeier the offensive coordinator of the resurgent Washington Huskies. Nussmeier comes from the great pacific northwest and this is his second time replacing Jim McElwaine, he did the same at Fresno State when Saban grabbed McElwaine upon the departure of Applewhite. Nussmeier has worked with some exciting offenses that were predicated on balance and attacking the defenses. Under Pat Hill the Bulldogs were largely run first using quarterback Tom Brandstater to balance the three headed rushing attack of Anthony Harding, Lonyae Miller a...
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