Report: UM defensive coordinator Don Brown agrees to five-year deal

The Detroit News
Don Brown

Michigan defensive coordinator Don Brown has agreed to a new contract that will pay him $1.4 million for a five-year deal, according to a sourced report by Fox Sports.

It's a significant bump from the $880,000 he made last season and will make him the third-highest paid assistant in the country, based on USA Today's database.

Brown, 61, just completed his first season with the Wolverines, who are coming off a 33-32 loss to Florida State in the Orange Bowl on Friday night.

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh hired Brown from Boston College, where he had led the Eagles to the nation’s top-rated defense. He guided Michigan to the No. 2 ranking in total defense.