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Maurice Linguist joining Michigan staff as co-defensive coordinator

Sources tell FootballScoop that Michigan is adding Dallas Cowboys defensive backs coach Maurice Linguist as a co-defensive coordinator on Jim Harbaugh's staff.

A number of reports have shared the news this afternoon, and FootballScoop can confirm the hire after hearing chatter of the Wolverines interest in Linguist the past several days.

Linguist has a wealth of FBS coaching experience, including stops working with the secondary at Buffalo, Iowa State, Mississippi State, Minnesota and Texas A&M.

Last season in Dallas was Linguist's first venture into the NFL.

The addition of Linguist is a product of a defensive staff overhaul in Ann Arbor following the dismissal of defensive coordinator Don Brown after a disappointing season, and the result of not renewing a number of contracts for a few other coaches.

Ravens linebackers coach Mike MacDonald was named the Jim Harbaugh's new defensive coordinator last week.

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