Don Brown Teaches College and NFL Teams How to Play Defense in Offseason

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Don Brown Teaches College and NFL Teams How to Play Defense in Offseason

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Don Brown Teaches College and NFL Teams How to Play Defense in Offseason

According to 2020 four-star linebacker Kalel Mullings, who visited for Michigan’s game against Penn State, defensive coordinator Don Brown does much more than work with the Wolverines.

Brown helps with college and NFL teams in the offseason. When certain teams struggle to adjust to new offensive schemes from their opponents, they come to Brown for an answer.

“A lot of coaches visit coach Brown over the summer to talk defense and blitzes, both college and NFL,” Mullings said.

While he can’t give names to the media, Mullings said other programs recruiting him speak highly of Brown. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound prospect from Boston (Mass.) Milton Academy has offers from a few top schools including Michigan, Boston College, Notre Dame, Penn State, Clemson, Ohio State, Tennessee, UCLA and Virginia Tech.

One of those teams which speaks highly of Brown could be Boston College, where he was the defensive coordinator from 2013-2015. The Eagles are one of Mullings’ top schools.

“A lot of people don’t know coaches work together,” Mullings said. “It’s the business. The game is constantly changing. It seems natural that defensive coaches get together and figure out schemes to use.”

(Isaiah Hole / WolveriensWire)

Former players of Brown, which Mullings has come in contact with, praise their former defensive coordinator.

“Coach Brown is a great coach and good person,” Mullings said. “I have met a few of his former players who have only great things to say about him.”

Mullings is ranked No. 98 in the 2020 class, No. 4 at outside linebacker and No. 1 in the state of Massachusetts, according to 247Sports Composite.

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