For the second consecutive week, Michigan lost and this time, a lot of it was because of the Wolverines defensive effort. Besides giving up 38 points to Indiana, they gave up 460 yards of total offense and 28 first downs.

That led to some questions after the game about defensive coordinator Don Brown, but Jim Harbaugh defended him at his press conference.

When Harbaugh was asked if he was still confident in Brown, he said, “Yes, I do. Very much so. I love all our coaches, every coach on this staff. They work extremely hard, their schemes are really good and they coach them good. Just keep forging ahead, stay after it to make the next step. Critical step.”

It’s been a rough two weeks for the Michigan defense. Last week, the Wolverines surrendered 27 points to a Michigan State offense that struggled mightily in losses to Rutgers (Week 1) and Iowa (Week 3).

Brown’s unit will look to have a better performance next week but it doesn’t get any easier.

The Wolverines play #10 Wisconsin next Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. ET.