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Jim Harbaugh Confirms Hiring of Brian Smith as Defensive Backs Coach

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He previously helped coach the linebackers for the Philadelphia Eagles and has ties to Don Brown.

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Michigan Football has found its other defensive backs coach.

Jim Harbaugh confirmed to reporters on Monday after the first spring practice in Florida that Brian Smith would be joining the staff as the replacement for Greg Jackson.

The news was originally reported last week by Master Tesfatsion of the Washington Post.

Smith comes over from the Philadelphia Eagles as their assistant linebackers coach and his ties to new defensive coordinator Don Brown. He played under him at UMass and was given a job on the staff when Brown was hired as the head coach. He has been in the NFL in various roles since 2007.