Report: Dallas Cowboys assistant expected to be named co-defensive coordinator at Michigan
Jim Harbaugh continues to make changes to his staff, and it sounds as though the Michigan head coach has located his next addition.
According to Matt Zenitz at AL.com, Michigan is planning to hire Dallas Cowboys defensive backs coach Maurice “Mo” Linguist to be the co-defensive coordinator in Ann Arbor. Other outlets, including The Athletic and ESPN, confirmed Zenitz’s report.
Linguist is a young assistant coach who will bring plenty of energy to the Wolverines sideline. He also brings plenty of experience to Michigan, having started his coaching career at Baylor in 2007 as a graduate assistant and safeties coach.
Sources: It's trending in the direction of Dallas Cowboys defensive backs coach Maurice Linguist joining the staff at Michigan.
Highly thought of young coach who has also worked at Texas A&M, Minnesota and Mississippi State.
— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) January 19, 2021
From there, Linguist has had stops at Valdosta State (2008), James Madison (2009-11), Buffalo (2012-13), Iowa State (2014-15), Mississippi State (2016), Minnesota (2017) and Texas A&M (2018-19) and the Dallas Cowboys (2020).
This would be the second time in his career that Linguist has helped out in a defensive coordinator role, taking on that responsibility at Iowa State, as well.
Over the weekend, Michigan hired Baltimore Ravens assistant Mike Macdonald, who will also be the co-defensive coordinator in Ann Arbor. The two new additions are looking to replace Don Brown, who was let go by Harbaugh following the Wolverines’ 2-4 campaign in 2020.