Florida hires former Michigan offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida has hired former Michigan offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier to the same position.

The Gators announced the move Wednesday, nearly three weeks after new coach Jim McElwain accepted the job.

McElwain hired former Mississippi State defensive coordinator Geoff Collins to the same position last week.

Nussmeier’s announcement will draw significantly more interest at Florida, where fans have been starved for offense since Tim Tebow left school after the 2009 season.

The Gators ranked 82nd in the nation in total offense in 2010 and have been mostly inept in the four seasons since, ranking 105th (2011), 103rd (’12), 113th (’13) and 91st (currently).

It’s up to McElwain and Nussmeier to turn things around.

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