Head coach Jim Harbaugh adds to Michigan Wolverines football coaching staff

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has hired Maurice Linguist and George Helow to be assistants on defense, the latest moves that have reshaped his coaching staff, the coach announced Wednesday.

Harbaugh added that defensive line coach Shaun Nua has agreed on a contract extension and confirmed Brian Jean-Mary will return to coach linebackers.

Harbaugh hired Baltimore Ravens linebacker coach Mike Macdonald as defensive coordinator on Sunday, replacing Don Brown, who is now defensive coordinator for the Arizona Wildcats. Macdonald worked for Harbaugh’s brother, John, with the Ravens.

Linguist was the Dallas Cowboys’ defensive backs coach last season after coaching defensive backs at Texas A&M, Minnesota and Mississippi State. Helow worked at Maryland last year as its special teams coordinator and inside linebackers coach after he was on the defensive staff at Colorado State.


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