Ravens bringing back Mike Macdonald as defensive coordinator

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The Baltimore Ravens announced Thursday that they've named Mike Macdonald as their new defensive coordinator.

Macdonald, who's never previously been an NFL coordinator, spent seven seasons as part of John Harbaugh's defensive staff from 2014-2020. He first served as a defensive assistant before becoming the team's defensive backs coach and linebackers coach during his tenure.

Macdonald spent 2021 with Harbaugh's brother, Jim, as Michigan's defensive coordinator. He helped lead the Wolverines to a Big Ten title and a College Football Playoff berth.

With Macdonald in charge, Michigan allowed 100 fewer yards per game than the previous season, surrendering 330.8 yards per contest compared to 434.3 in 2020.

Macdonald is replacing Wink Martindale, who parted ways with Baltimore. Martindale spent 10 seasons with the Ravens, including four as their defensive coordinator.

Ravens bringing back Mike Macdonald as defensive coordinator
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