Report: Michigan bringing in Boston College's Don Brown as new DC


Michigan has boasted one of the country's best defenses this season. And the leader of one of the few to turn in even better numbers is reportedly coming to Ann Arbor.

According to a Sunday report from Sports Illustrated's Thayer Evans, Boston College defensive coordinator Don Brown is set to become Jim Harbaugh's new defensive coordinator at Michigan, replacing D.J. Durkin, who left earlier this offseason to become the new head coach at Maryland.

Brown's Eagles have been one of the nation's finest defenses this season. BC is No. 1 in the country in total defense, allowing an average of just 254.3 total yards per game, and ranks fourth in scoring defense, allowing an average of only 15.3 points per game.

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Michigan wasn't too far behind this season, ranking fourth in total defense, allowing an average of 281.3 total yards per game, and 11th in scoring defense, allowing an average of 17.2 points per game.

Brown was recognized as the assistant coach of the year by the American Football Coaches Association.

Brown spent three seasons at Boston College and turned in impressive statistical performances in all three. Before running the Eagles' defense, he was the defensive coordinator at both Connecticut and Maryland. He was the head coach of UMass for five seasons and led the Minutemen to an appearance in the FCS national championship game in 2006.

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