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Report: Michigan Reportedly Hiring Dallas Cowboys Assistant

Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh on Saturday night.

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN - NOVEMBER 14: Head coach Jim Harbaugh looks on while playing the Wisconsin Badgers at Michigan Stadium on November 14, 2020 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Jim Harbaugh is reportedly once again looking to the NFL to fill a position on his Michigan football staff.

According to multiple reports, Harbaugh will hire Dallas Cowboys defensive backs coach Maurice Linguist as a defensive assistant. Per Yahoo Sports' Pete Thamel, Linguist will serve as co-defensive coordinator.

Over the weekend, Harbaugh hired Baltimore Ravens linebackers coach Mike Macdonald as his new defensive coordinator, replacing Don Brown. Presumably, Linguist and Macdonald will work together running the Wolverines defense.'s Matt Zenitz initially reported that Linguist was heading to Ann Arbor.

Prior to being hired by the Cowboys, Linguist was the cornerbacks coach at Texas A&M in 2018 and 2019. He coached the entire secondary at Minnesota in 2017.

Linguist has also been on staff at Iowa State, Mississippi State, Buffalo, James Madison, Valdosta State and Baylor.

Harbaugh is looking to completely retool a Michigan defense that was uncharacteristically porous in 2020. These recent hires will be tasked with the responsibility of getting the unit in gear.