The news that Michigan has released defensive coordinator Don Brown has rippled through social media.

Brown was at the helm of the UM defense that drastically regressed in 2020.

Despite the difficulties, according to USA Today’s annual database of salaries for college football assistant coaches, his $1.1 million base salary, and $600,000 retention bonus in April, made Brown the highest paid assistant in the B1G.

While the Wolverines have had several successful seasons since Brown came aboard in 2016, the Wolverines had a dismal 2020 campaign, allowing the 11th most yards per game on average in the B1G.

Michigan managed just a 2-4 season, and had just a single victory after their win in the season opener over Minnesota.

Reaction across social media to Brown’s departure was swift.