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Boston College Football: DC Don Brown Named AFCA Assistant Coach Of The Year

Dude had a great year.

Boston College defensive coordinator Don Brown had a fantastic year steering Boston College to the best defense in the country. Today, he deservedly was rewarded for his work, named the American Football Coaches Association's Assistant Coach Of The Year. What did Brown do, according to the press release he:

Brown completed his 34th year of collegiate coaching - his 19th as a defensive coordinator - and has been at The Heights for the last three years. He led the BC defense to the no. 1 spot in the nation for total defense, allowing just 254.4 yards/game. The Eagles also ranked first in yards per play (4.07), touchdowns allowed (19), rushing yards per carry (2.4), tackles for loss (115) and tied for the least third-down conversions allowed (42) during the regular season. BC ranked second for rushing yards allowed (83.3 yards/game), eighth for passing yards allowed (171.2 yards/game), second for first downs allowed (13.8 per game), fourth in points allowed (15.3 points/game) and second in third-down conversions (24.1).

What is so mind blowing is what Brown was able to do in just the span of a year. Last season BC's defense was very pedestrian, but in the span of the year they became the best of the country. Shame it was wasted paired with an offense that was the worst in the country.

Congratulations to Coach Brown...and from Eagles everywhere, please stay at Boston College!