Michigan defensive coordinator Don Brown wants one thing clear, any errors, any mistakes, that's on him and no one else.

Michigan defensive coordinator Don Brown wants one thing clear, any errors, any mistakes, that's on him and no one else.

Saturday's 45-28 win over Colorado wasn't perfect for the Michigan defense and defensive coordinator Don Brown is aware of it.

Brown also appears to be aware fingers have been pointed at some of his players and the east coast native is quick to shut down any talk of that nature.

"Like I told the kids yesterday, all the mistakes belong to me," Brown said Wednesday. "So if anyone wants to point the responsibility, I don't want them to have any. 

"It's right here. I just tell them I want them to play as hard as they can and all the mistakes point to me."

Some of those mistakes include a 10-play period early in the game in which Michigan's defense missed three key tackles, according to Brown.

After quickly getting into a 21-7 deficit against the Buffaloes Saturday, Michigan allowed just seven points the rest of the way.

"I thought we settled down and played really well throughout the second quarter," Brown said. "We came out, had the bad play in the third quarter. 

"The disappointing thing there is we've come out of the locker room two weeks in a row, we've got to pay better attention and one of our goals is a third quarter shutout."

Although Michigan didn't achieve that goal, Brown was quick to point out some of the positives, including 23 quarterback knockdowns, a number the longtime defensive coach can't remember seeing out of one of his units in one game.

"I thought that we played our best game as a group up front, this past Saturday," Brown said. "I thought we were solid in the run game and I thought we provided some good four man pressure. Then you couple it in with explosive plays out of Peppers and McCray. 

"I think the front seven or the linebackers and the front are tying together and getting some things going here that I feel very good about. But you want to be as close to perfect as you can."


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