Ravens LB coach Mike Macdonald hired for Michigan defensive coordinator job

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The Baltimore Ravens have their first coaching vacancy of the offseason. Now-former linebackers coach Mike Macdonald has been hired by Michigan to be their new defensive coordinator, according to the team.

Macdonald will be going from having one Harbaugh brother as his boss to another, having gone from the Ravens’ John Harbaugh to Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh. It’s a big promotion for the man that helped mold the team’s linebackers for the last few years.

With the Ravens now out of the playoffs, other teams can begin properly poaching Baltimore’s coaching staff. While defensive coordinator Don Martindale and offensive coordinator Greg Roman haven’t gotten any interviews yet, the offseason has just gotten underway. With head-coaching and coordinator positions still widely available, the Ravens could start drawing massive interest for coaching vacancies around the league.

For Baltimore, it’s unclear who will be tagged as a replacement for Macdonald. However, the Ravens have typically hired from within to fill their coaching jobs in the past. But with the potential for more coaches to leave, Baltimore could decide to wait a little while before filling the role.