Vanderbilt is hiring Baltimore Ravens defender Jesse Minter as defensive coordinator, sources have confirmed to ESPN.
Yahoo Sports first reported on the move.
The new Commodores coach Clark Lea targeted Minter, who ended his fourth season with the Ravens on Saturday and initially as a defensive coach for the coordinator role. Minter was Georgia State Defensive Coordinator from 2013 to 2016 before joining Ravens. There he spent his first three seasons in quality control and scouting and assisted second coach Chris Hewitt.
He is the second Ravens assistant to head off to become a Power 5 defensive coordinator when Michigan hired linebacker Mike Macdonald on Sunday.
Minter, who played wide receiver for the Division III College of Mount Saint Joseph in Ohio, was an assistant at Cincinnati under Brian Kelly from 2007 to 2009. Lea worked under Kelly at Notre Dame for the past three seasons before taking the Vanderbilt job last month.