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Ravens officially hire Mike Macdonald as their new defensive coordinator

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Baltimore Ravens have officially hired Mike Macdonald as the team’s new defensive coordinator. He replaces Don “Wink” Martindale, who was fired at the end of the season.

Macdonald returns to the Ravens with this move. He worked the 2021 season at the University of Michigan.

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Ravens head coach John Harbaugh convinced Macdonald to work with his brother Jim, who is the Wolverines head coach. We previously reported that this deal was expected.

“Mike is one of us – a Raven through and through,” Head Coach John Harbaugh stated. “During his initial seven seasons with us, it was evident that his leadership, intelligence, and passion would earn him the opportunity to be a defensive coordinator in the NFL. Mike has continuously proven himself, including when he led one of the country’s best defenses at Michigan last year. He is a proven play-caller who knows our system well. He also fully understands the standard of playing defense in Baltimore.”

The 34-year-old Macdonald was employed by the Ravens from 2014 through 2020. He had several roles during his seven-year stint on John Harbaugh’s staff.

Before accepting Wolverine’s defensive coordinator role, Macdonald had never been a defensive coordinator. He turned the Michigan defensive unit around, allowing just 17.4 points per game.

He also helped develop Aidan Hutchinson into a star. He became a Heisman Trophy finalist and the potential No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Before joining the Ravens, he had worked for the Georgia Bulldogs. He was a graduate assistant for one season, then spent three seasons as their defensive quality control coach.

His coaching career began at Cedar Shoals High School in Georgia.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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