College Football Coach, Auburn and University of Michigan
September 7, 2022
Al Borges has been there and done that when it comes to college football. Among his achievements is being named Rivals.com Offensive Coordinator of the Year at Auburn in 2005.
He was a two time Finalist for the Frank Broyles Assistant Coach of the Year Award at UCLA in 1997 and 1998 as well as being named Football Coach Quarterly's Offensive Coordinator of the Year, 1997.
As the Offensive Coordinator for the University of Michigan 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 also 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.
As an Offensive Coordinator for Auburn in 2004 he helped lead the Tigers to a 13-0 undefeated season although they weren’t chosen to play for the National Championship. He has penned a book about that team called “Deny of The Tiger”. He’s a frequent and articulate commentator on college football. He’s in the Aquarium today to talk about all things college football!