Don Brown - Linebacker Drills and Blitz Simulators

by Don Brown
Don Brown - Linebacker Drills and Blitz Simulators


Part of the Black Friday/Cyber Monday Position Coach School - LB Edition Bundle

Don Brown shares the drills he uses to develop the linebackers at Michigan, Arizona, and now Umass.  He covers every aspect of linebacker development: footwork, block destruction, posture, tackling, coverage and pass rush.  He also shares "blitz simulators" which he believes is a concept that can be adopted by any defense to create pressure on the quarterback while remaining sound in coverage.  Coach Brown shows examples of how he creates the simulators.  

This course is packed with what you need to deveop and prepare your linebackers to win on game day.


The Coach

Don Brown is now the Head Coach at the University of Massachusetts. 

One of the most respected and honored defensive coaches in college football, Don Borwn was hired by Arizona Football head coach Jedd Fisch as the Wildcats defensive coordinator on January 7, 2021.

Coach Brown, is known for his aggressive and blitz-heavy attacks, which has earned him the nickname "Dr. Blitz". 
Brown, is a five-time nominee and a 2016 finalist for the Broyles Award that is annually awarded to the nation's top assistant coach. Brown was honored as the American Football Coaches Association Assistant Coach of the Year in 2015.  
Under Brown's guidance, the Michigan defense finished among the top 12 units in the nation in total defense four straight years from 2016-19, including a trio of top three performances and a No. 1 ranking in 2016.

During that same four-year stretch from 2016-19 the Wolverines defense led the country in pass defense twice (2016, 2017) and combined to make 16 top 25 appearances in total defense, scoring defense, rush defense, and pass defense. 
Before Michigan, Brown spent time as the defensive coordinator at Boston College , UConn, and Maryland. 
Brown's experience extends well beyond defensive savvy – during three stints as a head coach at Massachusetts , Northeastern, and Plymouth State, he led his teams to an impressive record of 94-45. Brown led those programs to a combined five conference championships and six playoff appearances. At Massachusetts, Brown led the Minutemen to a 43-19 record in what was the winningest five-year stretch in program history. 

Univeristy of Massachusetts - Head Coach (2021-current)
Arizona – Defensive Coordinator (2021) 
Michigan – Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers (2016-20) 
Boston College – Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers (2013-15) 
Connecticut – Defensive Coordinator/Cornerbacks (2011-12) 
Maryland – Defensive Coordinator/Cornerbacks (2009-10) 
Massachusetts – Head Coach (2004-08) 
Northeastern – Head Coach (2000-03) 
Massachusetts – Defensive Coordinator (1998-99) 
Brown – Defensive Coordinator (1996-97) 
Plymouth State – Head Coach (1993-95) 
Yale – Defensive Coordinator (1987-92) 
Dartmouth – Defensive Coordinator (1984-86) 
Mansfield University – Defensive Coordinator (1983) 
Dartmouth – Assistant Coach (1982) 
Hartford High School – Assistant Coach (1977-82) 
2019: Broyles Award nominee 
2018: Broyles Award nominee 
2017: Broyles Award nominee 
2016: Broyles Award finalist 
2015: Broyles Award nominee 
2015: AFCA Assistant Coach of the Year 
2014: Broyles Award nominee 
2013: Broyles Award nominee 
2006: AFCE Region I Coach of the Year 
2006: Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year 
2006: New England Football Coach of the Year 
2002: New England Football Coach of the Year 
2002: Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year 
1995: AFCA District I Coach of the Year 
1994: AFCA District I Coach of the Year 
1993: AFCA District I Coach of the Year  

Ratings and Reviews (3)

D Parker

Very informative and detailed. I always like to here the why.

Aug 23, 21 06:52 AM


Excellent, simple drill tape

Nov 28, 21 01:06 PM

Austin Wilbanks

Great Course. Great Drills. Great Ideas.

Dec 13, 21 08:43 AM

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Rating: (3)
Caterory: Football/Linebacker
Bookings: 115
Videos: 24