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Report: Michigan to hire Vanderbilt defensive coordinator Jesse Minter

Minter will fill the same role in Ann Arbor.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 20 Vanderbilt at Ole Miss Photo by Chris McDill/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

A Vanderbilt Commodores staff member is on the move.

Defensive coordinator Jesse Minter has been hired away by the Michigan Wolverines. The Wolverines recently lost their DC, Mike Macdonald, to the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens in this coaching cycle. As a result, Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines have plucked Minter away from the ‘Dores and the SEC at large.

ESPN insider Pete Thamel had the news of Minter’s hire first.

Minter had spent one season with the Commodores as defensive coordinator and safeties coach. Coincidentally he also spent time with the Baltimore Ravens staff like the man he’s replacing in Ann Arbor. Before arriving at Vandy, he spent four seasons with the Ravens as a defensive assistant, assistant defensive backs coach, and then one season - 2020 - as the team’s defensive backs coach.

Minter didn’t have too much success at Vandy this year, of course. But the talent gap between Michigan and Vanderbilt is, of course, pretty wide. So we’ll see how he fares up at Michigan before giving him any kind of sweeping statement.