Video: Good Michigan Morning 12/05/19

Steve Deace

Should Don Brown stay or should he go? We look at the pros and cons of each, and then ask you what you think.

Stay or go -- how do you vote? Please let us know in the comments section! 

Comments (19)
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martyluvsmich
martyluvsmich

Michigan needs to get a D coordinator that adheres to the scheme and philosophy of Jimmy lake (Washington), Justin Wilcox ( Cal), or Jim leonhard ( Wisconsin). Don brown's stats are padded against the weaker teams ie Rutgers, Maryland, an inept Michigan State offense etc. 62 and 56 against Ohio State are as many as Rutgers has given up against the Buckeyes in the last two years. I get that Ohio State doesn't game plan for Rutgers the same but it's RUTGERS and Michigans' talent is exponentially better than the Scarlet Knights. Another common opponent this year has been Wisconsin they held close to the Buckeyes for a half and even the first part of the third quarter the score was 10-7 Bucks, then Ohio state did pull away and scored 38 points. I could live with 38 against an elite offense. I can't live with Michigan giving up 62 or 56 to anybody. Jimmy lake and the Huskies held OSU to 28 in the Rose Bowl, and I know you could argue that the Buckeyes seemed to take their foot off the gas in the late third and fourth quarters; but even if they didn't they were not going to score 62 or 56 on the Huskies. It wasn't because the Huskies had better talent than Michigan it was because the rushed 3 or 4 and dropped 7 or 8 and had a much better defensive scheme. Would appreciate any thoughts or feedback. Thanks, Marty.

jdsdjddd
jdsdjddd

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jdsdjddd
jdsdjddd

Bring in a def coordinator from the state of ohio. Through $20 million to Vrabel to be Head coach of Wloverines . We can't beat osu but we can join them. Bo came from the dark side - 80's & 90's aren't coming back. We better join them - can't believe I'm saying that.

jdsdjddd
jdsdjddd

gotta go - Appreciate his help but need a Much better recruiter and an ability to play in Big games......

J.P. in DC
J.P. in DC

Don Brown’s performance is not Michigan’s issue. As pointed out above and in your analysis, an elite team needs to be able to score 40-50 points to win big games because no defense will stop an elite offense. We also need to recruit at least solid two defensive tackles in every recruiting class. The loss of Aubrey Solomon and James Hudson (2017 class), followed by no DT recruiting in 2018, has us undersized until Hinton and Smith (2019) can be on the field.

Goblue6
Goblue6

Don Brown has had a top defense every year at Michigan, BC, and UConn. He held Michigan to 3 touchdowns And 97 passing yards when he was at UCONN. The defense also scored a TD that game. Don Brown is an elite defensive coordinator.

dbrutherBlue
dbrutherBlue

UM's offense needs to score 70 to keep up with DB's offense in Big Games

dbrutherBlue
dbrutherBlue

Fire him, lay him off, give him an honorary retirement, just let the man who can't get the job done in the Big 10 go.

rfyoung4
rfyoung4

Every OSU fan around the world wants you to keep Don Brown forever.

Mdwalt
Mdwalt

After last year OSU game it was clear that Don Brown is not an elite level DC and I believed then it was time for him to go. Now it happened again and everyone says it's time for him to go. YES, fire him. Greg Mattison knew that Don Brown was not a elite DC and Coach Brown failed to listen to Coach Mattison on changes and as a result he is at OSU. Failed to listen to a guy who had several top NFL defenses as a DC. HMMM..FIRE DON BROWN TODAY!! Greg Mattison departure should of been a indicatitor the Coach Brown is not capable of developing defensive gameplans to stop elite teams. Michigan record against top 10 team proves that.

ih8ttun
ih8ttun

Keep him! He is the best! as a side note, is there anyway we can petition the NCAA for more eligibility for #14 as well? He is in every TD from the OSU game escorting the ball carrier into the end zone, very nice of him since #28 from the 2018 team was gone. Is that a position that Don Brown awards to the best of the DBs or do they decide that themselves? Very unique feature and well appreciated by buckeye fans this TD escort position.

allaguess
allaguess

The consolation prizes of giving up on recruiting the state of Ohio as you mentioned, has given us the growing talent gap. Instead of players that develop, we get overhyped show horses like Rashan Gary, Derek Green, Tariq Black, and even Jabrill Peppers, who always found a way to do less with more. Keeping Brown because of his scheme and x's and o's is debatable. It's pretty apparent his eyes have been trained to recognize Boston College/UConn level talent who come from his little corner of the country but has never been what you would call a hotbed. The fact alone that we have NO true DT's recruited for 2020 should be reason enough for termination. Inexcusable in the BIG10.

MORandy
MORandy

Fire him. Jimmy won’t though. They are BFF’s. So unless Don gets a head coaching gig we are stuck with him. If he stays, will he want bigger D linemen on the field?

SirMalachi
SirMalachi

Fire him! Rumors swirling he and Al Washington are going back to BC to be co-head coaches.

U.P.
U.P.

Keep Don Brown if you like beating up inferior teams. #1 Defense in America against inferior competition. Stats should be kept on just Key Games...Wisc, Penn St, Iowa, OSU, ND, MSU(?). That should go for all teams and for the national awards to esp awards like Heisman, etc...


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