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Harbaugh adds Linguist, Helow to Michigan's defensive staff

Michigan Harbaugh Football
Posted at 8:21 AM, Jan 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 08:21:40-05

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (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.

Harbaugh announced the additions Wednesday night, adding that defensive line coach Shaun Nua has agreed on a contract extension and confirming Brian Jean-Mary will return to coach linebackers.

Harbaugh hired Baltimore Ravens linebacker coach Mike Macdonald as defensive coordinator on Sunday.

Linguist was the Dallas Cowboys defensive backs coach last season.

Helow worked at Maryland last year as its special teams coordinator and inside linebackers coach.