Reaction from the fans

"I'm not happy about it. I don't think it was a good decision at all. This guy, he's not even a coordinator. It doesn't make any sense. They should have went after a guy like Marty Schottenheimer."


"You always want to be optimistic when it comes to Baltimore, but my biggest thing is, why a secondary coach? Why did he stand out among everyone else? It's going to be an interesting year."

-- TODD MITCHELL, Baltimore

"I think it's a good opportunity for [Harbaugh]. He looked like a young guy on TV. It gets some new life into the team."

-- DAVE ALTER, Hampden

"I'm excited. I haven't cheered for the Ravens since [Ted] Marchibroda left, so I'm actually excited to see a new coach."


"I don't know. ... I'm trying to figure out why they didn't go for Rex Ryan. I'm still wondering whether getting rid of [Brian] Billick was the right thing to do."

-- JEFF MASON, Harford County

"I think it's a great change. Losing that money kind of hurts, but it was time for Billick to go. I like it better than hiring an old Steelers coach."

-- DAVE GARCIA, Eastwood

"I'm concerned he's never been a head coach before. I don't know if he'll be able to handle it. It's bigger than being an assistant. He is the go-to man now. What we need now is a leader, not just someone who [runs] the offense or the defense."

-- GEORGE GATCH, Baltimore

"I'm a little disappointed to find out it's an Eagles person. I would've liked to have seen [Rex] Ryan, keep it in the family. Who's going to control Ray Lewis? That's what I want to know."


"I guess they finally found somebody to accept the Ravens' cheap offer."

-- RICH BURTON, Fells Point

"Never heard of the guy."

-- JAMES GORMAN, Baltimore

"What credentials does he have? They went from [Jason] Garrett to this dude who nobody's heard of, and that's all they can pull? That's pretty disappointing."

-- AARON SHASKE, Glen Burnie

"I think it's an awesome hire. He's a young, energetic guy, and it puts a fire under the team."

-- DAVE STURGILL, Baltimore

"I don't really know much about him, but I know the Ravens make a lot of good choices, so my trust is in them, and I'm going to go along with it."

-- MIKE DEVITO, Timonium

"It'll be interesting to see how it plays out. I don't really know a lot about the guy. I was hoping they'd go for a more high-profile person. It's too bad they couldn't get Garrett."

-- DAN GALVAGNO, Baltimore