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Al Borges at his weekly press conference on Tuesday during Michigan State week.
A two-time nominee for the Frank Boyles Assistant Coach of the Year award, Al Borges is in his third year as Michigan's offensive coordinator/quarterbacks and 26th year serving in that capacity at the NCAA level.
Since taking charge of the offense, Borges has had five offensive players earn All-Big Ten honors, including All-Americans and back-to-back Rimington-Pace Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year award winners in center David Molk (2011) and left tackle Taylor Lewan (2012).
Borges coordinated a Wolverines offense in 2012 that averaged 383.1 yards and 29.8 points per game and earned a bid to the Outback Bowl. Under Borges, quarterback Denard Robinson set the school career marks in total yards (10,745) and touchdowns (91) and the NCAA record for rushing yards by a quarterback (4,495). The Wolverines set the school record with a 50.3 percent conversion rate on third down and ranked No. 6 nationally, while U-M continued to be efficient in the red zone, scoring on 93.5 percent of its opportunities, tied for third-best in the FBS.
In 2011, Borges' offense averaged 404.7 yards and 33.3 points per game for a Wolverines team that finished 11-2 and won the Allstate Sugar Bowl. With the ground game a focus of the offense, Robinson and running back Fitzgerald Toussaint became U-M's first pair of 1,000-yard rushers since 1975 (Gordon Bell and Rob Lytle). The Wolverines offense ranked No. 2 in the Big Ten in scoring and rushing yards per game (221.8) and No. 3 in total yards per game, third-down conversion percentage (47.0) and sacks allowed (18).
Prior to joining the Wolverines, Borges was a member of Brady Hoke's staff at San Diego State in 2009 and '10. In four years as Auburn's offensive coordinator (2004-07), Borges was part of four bowl teams with a collective 42-9 record. He helped guide the Tigers to four consecutive top 15 finishes in the final Associated Press poll, including an undefeated season and a No. 2 ranking in 2004.
During his tenure, Auburn defeated 12 nationally-ranked opponents, including nine teams ranked in the top nine. Four of his offensive players earned All-America honors and eight garnered first-team All-Southeast Conference accolades. Prior to that, Borges served as offensive coordinator at three Pac-10 schools: California, UCLA and Oregon.
Among his standout student-athletes were UCLA All-American, Davey O'Brien Award winner and Heisman Trophy finalist quarterback Cade McNown, UCLA Outland Trophy winner Kris Farris, SEC Offensive Player of the Year quarterback Jason Campbell (Auburn) and All-American running back Carnell Williams (Auburn).
Borges and his wife, Nikki, have two children, Cole and Mady Jo.
|2009-10||San Diego State||Offensive Coordinator|
|1993-94||Boise State||Off. Coordinator/quarterbacks|
|1986-92||Portland State||Off. Coordinator/quarterbacks|
|1985||Diablo Valley (Calif.) College||Off. Coordinator/receivers (1985)|
|1983-84||Diablo Valley (Calif.) College||Tight ends/receivers (1983-84)|
|1981||Salinas (Calif.) High School||Assistant coach|
|1979-80||Pleasant (Calif.) Valley High||Assistant coach|
|1975-78||Salinas (Calif.) High School||Assistant coach|
ABOUT COACH BORGES
Age / 57
Date of Birth / Oct. 8, 1955
Hometown / Salinas, Calif.
High School / North Salinas
College / California State Univ., Chico (1981)
Family / Wife Nikki, children Cole and Mady Jo
College Bowl Experience (11) / Michigan: 2012 Outback Bowl, 2012 Sugar Bowl; San Diego State: 2010 Poinsiettia Bowl; Auburn: 2007 Cotton Bowl, 2006 Capital One Bowl, 2005 Sugar Bowl; UCLA: 2000 Sun Bowl, 1999 Rose Bowl, 1998 Cotton Bowl ... Oregon: 1996 Cotton Bowl
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