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Report: Macdonald expected to become Ravens defensive coordinator

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Mike Macdonald is expected to return to the Baltimore Ravens. He spent this past season at the University of Michigan.

He is expected to be the Ravens’ new defensive coordinator. He will replace Don “Wink” Martindale, who was fired at the end of the season.

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No deal is official yet. However, claims that the deal would happen barring a last-minute change of heart.

Macdonald helped turn around the Wolverines in his lone season with the team. He helped the Wolverines defense to be one of the best in the country.

His defensive unit held teams to 17.4 points per game. That was the 16th-best of the 130 FBS Division 1 teams.

He also helped develop Aidan Hutchinson into a Heisman Trophy finalist. Hutchinson is now being considered as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.

The 34-year-old has been employed by the Ravens from 2014 through 2020. Ravens head coach John Harbaugh told Macdonald to accept the defensive coordinator job at Michigan with Harbaugh’s brother Jim.

With the Ravens, Macdonald held a variety of positions. He was an intern, then a defensive assistant for two seasons. He then became the team’s defensive backs coach and linebackers coach.

Before joining the Ravens, he spent several seasons with the Georgia Bulldogs. He was a graduate assistant for one season, before spending three seasons as their defensive quality control coach.

He began his coaching career 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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