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Report: Don Brown receives 5-year extension with Michigan Football

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Dr. Blitz is going to be in Ann Arbor for a long time.

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Michigan’s 2016 season may have ended on a bit of a sour note, but the program is in great hands after the latest news.

According to FOX Sports, defensive coordinator Don Brown has agreed to a five-year extension with Michigan that will pay him $1.4 million a season. He made $880,000 with the Wolverines in his debut season in 2016.

Brown was brought in last offseason to join Jim Harbaugh’s staff after D.J. Durkin accepted the head coaching job at Maryland.

Michigan was the top-ranked passing defense (142.5 yards/game) this year and third down defense (21 percent). The Wolverines were the No. 2 total defense in all of college football and led many of the statistical categories.

Brown was a Broyles Award finalist this past season. He has his work cut out for him replacing many of his starters in 2017, but Dr. Blitz is going to be dialing it up in Ann Arbor for awhile.