Don Brown is getting rewarded for having one of the best defenses in the nation.
The Michigan defensive coordinator is reportedly getting a new, five-year contract that is worth close to $1.4 million per year, according to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman. The Wolverines ranked second nationally in both scoring defense (14.1 points per game) and total defense (261.8 yards per game).
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 31, 2016
Brown, 61, was in his first-year as Michigan’s defensive coordinator in 2016. He was the Big Ten’s highest-paid assistant with a deal paying him $880,000 per year. His new deal would make his the third-highest paid assistant coach in the country, according to USA Today.
Brown came to Ann Arbor from Boston College, where he served as the defensive coordinator for three seasons. He held the same position at Connecticut and Maryland and was the UMass head coach from 2004-2008.