Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh bends over on the sideline looking at the scoreboard in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against Ohio State in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. Ohio State won 42-13. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)
Tony Ding
December 21, 2015

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Michigan has hired Boston College's Don Brown to be its defensive coordinator.

Coach Jim Harbaugh announced the hiring on Monday of Brown, who will start after bowls. The Boston College defensive coordinator replaces DJ Durkin, who recently became Maryland's coach.

Harbaugh says he's ''beyond excited'' to hire Brown, and adds that ''everything he touches turns to gold.''

Brown, who spent the past three seasons at Boston College, was named this year's AFCA Assistant Coach of the Year. His defense was ranked first in total defense, rushing, scoring and first, third and fourth downs.

Previous stints include serving as defensive coordinator for Connecticut and Maryland, and coach at Plymouth State, Northeastern and Massachusetts.


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