Michigan Fires Offensive Coordinator Al Borges

He's just as surprised as you are. - Wikipedia

After a disappointing 2013 season, Brady Hoke chose to let go of his good friend and OC.

Just one month ago, Michigan head coach Brady Hoke seemed to suggest that there would be no changes to his coaching staff. Wednesday evening however, Hoke announced the firing of his long-time friend and offensive coordinator Al Borges. Borges took quite a bit of heat this year for Michigan's lackluster offensive output in several games against weak competition such as Akron, UCONN, and Northwestern. Following another poor performance in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl against Kansas State, it is apparent that Hoke decided it was time for Borges to go. Here's Hoke on the coaching change, per Michigan's official website:

"Decisions like these are never easy," said Hoke. "I have a great amount of respect for Al as a football coach and, more importantly, as a person. I appreciate everything he has done for Michigan Football for the past three seasons."

Though it's obviously extremely early in the process, CoachingSearch.com is reporting that Michigan has already reached out to multiple NFL assistants and UCLA offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Noel Mazzone.

For more on the firing of Borges and Michigan's upcoming coaching search, check out SB Nation's Michigan affiliate, Maize 'N' Brew.

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