Mike Macdonald Named Michigan's Defensive Coordinator

By David Wertheim on January 17, 2021 at 2:48 pm
Mike Macdonald
University of Michigan Athletics

Former Baltimore Ravens linebackers coach Mike Macdonald has been named the new defensive coordinator at the University of Michigan, the program announced today.

As mentioned, Macdonald spent seven years in Baltimore, with the last three coming as the linebackers coach. He has prior experience in the college ranks at his alma mater, Georgia, where he was a defensive assistant in a variety of roles from 2011-2013. 

"It is an honor to join Coach Harbaugh's staff at the University of Michigan," Macdonald said in a press release. "I firmly believe in his vision and am excited to get to work. Our staff will work tirelessly to develop our young men both on and off the field -- I cannot wait to meet and develop relationships with our players, staff, and community."

Macdonald replaces Don Brown, whom the Buckeyes torched for a combined 118 points (59.0 avg) in the last two meetings. Going from one Harbaugh to another, Macdonald hopes he can reverse that trend as he gets it going in Ann Arbor. 

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