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Brady Hoke On 6-Straight 1000-Yard Rushers Under Nussmeier: "That's What We Want To Do"

Pound the rock.

Yesterday, Michigan officially announced the hire of Doug Nussmeier from the University of Alabama to replace former offensive coordinator Al Borges. Nussmeier has had stints at Alabama, Washington, and Fresno State in the past six seasons, and has a very solid track record of success -- winning a national championship at Alabama and developing AJ McCarron as his quarterbacks coach (in addition to his offensive coordinator duties) are both impressive accomplishments on his resume.

Yet Nussmeier has also been very successful at establishing the ground game at all of his stops. In five of the past six seasons, his teams have featured a 1000-yard rusher: T.J Yeldon, Eddie Lacy, and Chris Polk three times, and according to Brady Hoke, Nussmeier will look to establish a dominate rushing attack to Ann Arbor:

This must sound like music to Michigan fans' ears -- the Wolverines' top rusher this season had less than 650 yards, and their second-string running back had only 270 yards on the ground. If Michigan can establish a consistent rushing threat in 2014, Hoke could have the team back on the right track in no time.