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Michigan Wolverines football team hires Baltimore Ravens linebacker coach Mike Macdonald as defensive coordinator

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Michigan hired Baltimore Ravens linebacker coach Mike Macdonald as defensive coordinator.

The Wolverines announced the move Sunday. The 33-year-old Macdonald replaces Don Brown, who recently became the defensive coordinator at Arizona.

It’s a significant hire for Michigan, which is trying to find its footing under coach Jim Harbaugh after going 2-4 in this abbreviated season. Macdonald worked for Harbaugh’s brother, John, with the Ravens.

The Ravens were eliminated from the playoffs with a loss to Buffalo on Saturday night.