NFL Nation: University of Michigan
Pagano will be the third defensive coordinator for the Ravens in the past four seasons. Rex Ryan left the post following the 2008 season to become head coach of the New York Jets. Mattison was Baltimore's defensive coordinator for the past two years.
The Ravens continue their trend of promoting from within. Pagano coached Baltimore's defensive backs for three seasons and also had NFL coaching stints with the Oakland Raiders and Cleveland Browns.
Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
Here are the most interesting stories Monday in the AFC North:
- The Cleveland Browns (finally) name former Baltimore Ravens pro personnel director George Kokinis as general manager.
Morning take: It's about time. The Senior Bowl has come and gone, but at least the Browns will be at full strength for the combine next month.
- Baltimore Ravens linebacker/defensive end Terrell Suggs wants the power trio of himself, Ray Lewis and Bart Scott to remain with the team next season.
Morning take: Suggs even hinted at a hometown discount, which sounds good in January. But when it's time to negotiate a player's future on the open market, reality usually sets in.
- In more Ravens news, it appears the team will announce soon that linebackers coach Greg Mattison will be promoted to defensive coordinator to replace Rex Ryan.
Morning take: Mattison has huge shoes to fill as the last three defensive coordinators in Baltimore have moved on to become head coaches. It will be interesting to see how much the scheme changes or remains the same.
- As former college teammates at Michigan, LaMarr Woodley and Steve Breaston are making an impact for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals, respectively.
Morning take: It's low-profile draft picks like these that help teams reach the Super Bowl. Woodley was a second-round pick and Breaston was a fifth rounder in 2007.
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