*Hired to replace legacy Pete Carrol
*Former Defensive Coordinator of Baltimore Ravens
*Former Defensive Coordinator of Michigan Wolverines
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Old Macdonald had a farm, H-A-W-K-S.
The Seattle Seahawks have announced the appointment of a new head coach. Following a prolonged search for Pete Carroll’s successor, which tested the patience of many supporters, John Schneider and the Seahawks have confirmed the selection of the franchise’s ninth head coach, former Harbaugh Brothers pupil Mike Macdonald.
Mike Macdonald spent time with both Harbaugh Brothers at Michigan & in Baltimore
Stepping into the head coaching role, Mike Macdonald faces the daunting task of succeeding Carroll. Carrol previously set the franchise record for most wins (137) and the highest winning percentage (.606) as the head coach. Carroll’s legacy includes leading the team to two conference championships, Seattle’s sole Super Bowl win, and a piece of NFL iconography, the “Legion of Boom”.
Macdonald comes from a strong defensive background, having been mentored by both the Harbaugh Brothers. Macdonald served as the defensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens under John Harbaugh for the last two seasons. Prior to that, he held the same position at the University of Michigan, working under Jim Harbaugh in 2021.
Macdonald helped craft a defense at Michigan that guided them to their first ever College Football Playoff. In Baltimore, he helped the Ravens host their first ever AFC Championship game (unfortunately losing to the NFL….I mean Kansas City Swifties…I mean Chiefties).
While the details of Macdonald’s contract with the Seahawks remain under wraps, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports that the agreement spans six years.
Is this a good hire for the Seahawks?