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Kirby Smart isn't the only Alabama assistant viewed as a hot commodity on the ever-turning coaching carousel.

Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier is expected to interview for Southern Miss' head coaching job, according to a report today in the Hattiesburg American.

The pool of candidates, all of whom are offensive coordinators, includes North Carolina's Blake Anderson, Texas Tech's Neal Brown and Oklahoma State's Todd Monken, according to the report.

Whoever wins the job will replace Ellis Johnson, who was fired after just one season. The Golden Eagles went 0-12 one year after it won 12 games under Larry Fedora.

New Auburn coach Gus Malzahn just hired Johnson to be the Tigers' defensive coordinator.

Smart interviewed for the Southern Miss job last season.

After three years as the offensive coordinator at Washington, Nussmeier was hired in January to replace Jim McElwain, who left to become the head coach at Colorado State. The Portland, Ore., native has also spent time at Fresno State, Michigan State and with the NFL's St. Louis Rams. His focus typically centers on the teams' quarterbacks.

Under Nussmeier, Alabama ranks 40th in the nation (4th in SEC) in total offense (439.08 yards per game). The Crimson Tide averages 224.62 rushing yards per game and 214.46 through the air.

Nussmeier's salary for 2012 was $590,000.

"I do think that the offensive staff and Doug has done a really nice job," coach Nick Saban said last month. "The players have made progress and I think the players believe in the coaches and what we’re trying to do
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cjared036
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Too early for him at a southern school. Not enough contacts for recruiting.

The candidate from UNC will get the job because of his connection to Fedora


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Southern Miss can't afford him. I'm sure he makes more as an OC at Bama ($1-$1.5 mil) than USM can afford to pay.


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Southern Miss can't afford him. I'm sure he makes more as an OC at Bama ($1-$1.5 mil) than USM can afford to pay.


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Nussmeier's salary for 2012 was $590,000.


Reading. Its fundamental!


Al Bundy Bulldog
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So Saban makes $5 mil and his OC only makes $590k. No way I believe this



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The candidate from UNC will get the job because of his connection to Fedora


He was overlooked last year. Still some bad blood.


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TreyAnastasio
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Whatever, slick.


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JDM1992
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He's going to get an incentive raise at the end of the year. Still probably under 1 mil. He needs a couple more years.


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imjustafatkid
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I heard a rumor the other day that there were whispers going around of Saban encouraging Nuss to go elsewhere. I was told Saban wants to hire Dooley as OC. I didn't mention it before because I thought it was total bs (still probably is). This information makes me think there might be some reality mixed in. At least the part about Nuss being encouraged to leave.
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Al Bundy Bulldog
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There is slim to no chance that Nussmeier gets the Southern Miss job.


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So Saban makes $5 mil and his OC only makes $590k. No way I believe this


Just say you didn't read the article and move on.


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imjustafatkid
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Al Bundy Bulldog


I didn't say he would get the job.


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Robot Santa
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I heard a rumor the other day that there were whispers going around of Saban encouraging Nuss to go elsewhere. I was told Saban wants to hire Dooley as OC. I didn't mention it before because I thought it was total bs (still probably is). This information makes me think there might be some reality mixed in. At least the part about Nuss being encouraged to leave.



I really fricking hate Nussmeier's playcalling, so I wouldn't mind seeing him go, but please for the love of baby Jesus don't replace him with that fricktard.


imjustafatkid
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I actually like Dooley as an OC. The offense at UT was not the problem.


CapstoneGrad06
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So Saban makes $5 mil and his OC only makes $590k. No way I believe this



He's a new OC and inexperienced as a playcaller. He wasn't going to be paid more than the outgoing OC, Jim McElwain. That being said, few coordinators are paid as much as the 1-1.2 million you were suggesting he made. The guy and Clemson and previously Malzahn at Auburn were the only ones that come to mind.


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Robot Santa
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The offense at UT was not the problem.


It kind of was. They couldn't run the ball, even with one of the most experienced O-lines in the country. That resulted in their already thin, crappy D getting worn out even faster than they otherwise would have.


CapstoneGrad06
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I only want to see Dooley on staff if he's coaching special teams and coordinating recruiting.


imjustafatkid
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True, but it's not like he'd be replacing our running backs coach.


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TT9
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I hope he takes it, can't stand his pass first offense.

Bout got us beat in Atlanta.
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imjustafatkid
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Especially in the red zone. I'm convinced calling 3 pass plays with 1st & goal on the five yard line cost us the Texas A&M game.


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