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At this point, you have to feel bad for Michigan defensive coordinator Don Brown. At 65, he’s too old to keep getting beat up by fans, the media, his defense and Ohio State. His Wolverines defense has given up 30, 31, 62 and 56 points to the Buckeyes since assuming the defensive coordinator job for Jim Harbaugh and 2020 might be his last shot to prove he can come up with a scheme to once and for all defeat a team that has lost three times to Michigan since 2000.
“Well we get ready to play against them every day,” Brown this week during a media press conference, his first since May. “We’re running plays, we’re seeing concepts, and we’ve got a lot of work to do.
“I’m just keeping my mouth shut and go to work every day, that’s what I do. And that’s what I’m going to do.”
That’s probably for the best after Ryan Day got heated during a Big Ten coaches call during the summer where Day told Harbaugh to worry about his own team and then reportedly mentioned to Ohio State players that they’d be dropping 100 on the Wolverines the next time these two teams met on the field.
Now Don Brown’s up against that on December 12 when Ohio State hopes to be closing in on a College Football Playoff birth and at home. Don has already tried the ‘watch out for Michigan’ approach. “They (Ohio State) better be careful now because we’re hitting our stride too. This is a two-way street, and I know our guys will be ready in three weeks.”
That game was over just after halftime when Michigan fans were heading for the exit.
JK Dobbins posterizing the Michigan player, wearing the Michigan Air Jordan Jersey, w/ a Jordan-esque lean in dunk will be my favorite memory of this version of Ohio State’s annual TTUN beatdown #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/p4yI7UrZBU
— Brad Maendler (@BMaendler) November 30, 2019