The Atlanta Falcons have their new defensive coordinator.
Mike Nolan was hired by the Falcons today, Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports.
Nolan spent the last two years as the Dolphins’ defensive coordinator, and one year before that as the Broncos’ defensive coordinator. Prior to that he spent four years as the head coach of the 49ers.
Falcons head coach Mike Smith was on the same coaching staff as Nolan with the Ravens in 2001 and 2002.
Brian VanGorder, who was the Falcons’ defensive coordinator last year, left to become the defensive coordinator at Auburn.