Don Brown is one of the top defensive coordinators in college football, and he’s reportedly received a nice boost to his salary from Michigan for his outstanding work.

According to the Detroit Free Press, Michigan revamped Brown’s contract earlier this offseason, boosting his pay for the next three years of his contract. Per the report, Brown will receive a minimum of $4.9 million over the next three seasons, not including performance-based bonus opportunities.

Brown was previously scheduled to earn $4.2 million over the last three years of his contract.

This year, Brown will receive $1.5 million from Michigan — $1 million in compensation and a $500,000 retention bonus. He also has bonus opportunities, which include:

  • $50,000 if Michigan finishes among the top four in the B1G  in scoring defense/ $50,000 if Michigan finishes among the top four in the B1G in total defense
  • $50,000 if Michigan finishes among the top 20 in the power five in scoring defense/ $50,000 if Michigan finishes among the top 20 in the power five in total defense
  • $75,000 if Michigan wins nine regular season games and an additional $75,000 for wins No. 10, 11 and 12. Not to exceed $300,000.

Michigan’s defense has been one of the nation’s best in multiple statistical categories under Brown. Last season, the Wolverines ranked first in the B1G in total and pass defense, and was the third-best in scoring and rush defense.

Nationally, Michigan owned the second-best defense in terms of yards allowed and pass defense. It ranked in the top 25 in scoring and rush defense.