According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, Ravens LB coach Mike Macdonald, 32, has taken the Michigan DC job and will come to Ann Arbor after the playoffs.
The plan is for #Ravens LBs coach Mike Macdonald to accept the #Michigan DC job following the playoffs, source said. Macdonald spent time in college at UGA, now heads back with Michigan. https://t.co/uF0aYRlIrx
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 8, 2021
Look for Macdonald, who started off as a G.A. at Georgia before working with the Bulldogs, to be in a Co-DC type role.
A via via Ravens website:
MIKE MACDONALD enters his third season as the team’s linebackers coach. Now in his seventh year with the Ravens, Macdonald previously spent time as the team’s defensive backs coach (2017) and as a defensive assistant (2015-16). In 2019, the Ravens upheld their strong defensive tradition, allowing the NFL’s third-fewest points (17.6) and fourth-fewest net yards (300.6) per game. Baltimore also ranked fifth against the run (93.4 ypg) and No. 6 vs. the pass (207.2 ypg) last season, en route to a franchise-best 14-2 record and second-straight AFC North division title. In 2018, the Ravens produced the NFL’s No. 1 defense, allowing 292.9 yards per game. Baltimore also permitted the league’s second-fewest points per game (17.9), en route to standout LB C.J. Mosley earning his fourth-career Pro Bowl nod. In 2017, alongside secondary coach Chris Hewitt, Macdonald helped guide a defensive backfield that contributed to the NFL’s most INTs (22) and forced turnovers (34). In 2016, Macdonald worked with then-secondary coach and current Bills’ defensive coordinator/assistant head coach Leslie Frazier, helping guide a unit that finished seventh overall (322.1 ypg) and produced a league-leading (tied, KC & SD) 18 INTs. During the 2015 campaign, Macdonald worked closely with defensive coordinator (then-inside linebackers coach) Don Martindale.”