Florida offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier may be a top candidate for the head coaching job at Southern Mississippi, according to a report from FootballScoop.com.
The website reports that Nussmeier’s meeting with the brass at Southern Mississippi “went very well.”
Nussmeier, 45, just finished his first season as Florida’s offensive coordinator. He has also coached at Washington, Alabama and Michigan since 2009. His first year with the Gators wasn’t a tremendous one. They finished 112th in the nation in total offense with 334 yards per game and ranked 100th in scoring at 23.2 points per game.
Nussmeier also was unable to develop mercurial quarterback Treon Harris into a true threat after starting quarterback Will Grier was suspended for illegal use of performance enhancing drugs. Nussmeier would inherit a talented quarterback in Hattiesburg, Miss. Junior QB Nick Mullens threw for 4,476 yards and 38 touchdowns while leading one of the best offenses in the nation in 2015.