REPORT: Boston College’s Don Brown Named University of Michigan Defensive Coordinator

Boston College's defensive coordinator Don Brown will be the next defensive coordinator for the University of Michigan football team. (Photo Credit: The AP)

Boston College’s defensive coordinator Don Brown will be the next defensive coordinator for the University of Michigan football team. (Photo Credit: The AP)

By NoontimeSports.com 

Initially reported by Sports Illustrated, various reports have confirmed over the past few hours that Boston College’s Don Brown has been named the University of Michigan football team’s defensive coordinator.

Brown leaves Chestnut Hill after three seasons with the Eagles as the defensive coordinator. This past fall, Boston College finished first nationally in total defense this past season, allowing 254 yards per game, while ranking fourth in scoring defense, yielding an average of 15.3 points per game.

D.J. Durkin, who was the Wolverines’ defensive coordinator this past fall, left the Ann Arbor campus to become the University of Maryland’s head coach.

Mass. College Hockey: Nichols Adds Janecyk To Men’s Ice Hockey Staff

By NoontimeSports.com 

The Nichols College men’s ice hockey team announced the addition of Adam Janecyk to the Bisons’ coaching staff today, as announced in the release below courtesy of the sports information department:

DUDLEY, Mass. – Nichols College head men’s ice hockey coach Kevin Swallow has announced the addition of Adam Janecyk to his coaching staff.

Janecyk graduated from the University of Michigan this past May, where he majored in American Culture in the school of Literature, Science and Arts. Janecyk appeared in 18 games over parts of four seasons with the Wolverines, helping them to the NCAA Tournament in both the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons, as well as the CCHA Finals in 2012-13. Michigan posted a combined record of 89-56-15 during Janecyk’s time with the squad. As a freshman, Janecyk – who picked up his first collegiate win on December 15, 2012 against Western Michigan – received the U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award.

“We are extremely lucky to have Adam join our staff this season,” said Swallow. “He had a tremendous playing career and played for one of the greatest hockey college hockey coaches of all time, Red Berenson.”

Janecyk – who will assist primary with recruiting, defense and the goaltenders – has previously worked at Red Berenson’s hockey camp, the Michigan Goalie Academy, and LEGACY Global Sports tournaments. His father, Bob Janecyk, is a former goaltender for the Chicago Blackhawks (1983-84) and the Los Angeles Kings (1984-89), winning 43 games – including a career-high 22 with the Kings during the 1984-85 campaign.

The Bison begin defense of their Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Northeast crown on November 1 at Franklin Pierce.

Daily Noontime – January 11, 2011

Happy Tuesday everyone and welcome to yet another Daily Noontime in 2011. Gee, isn’t it great to be in 2011? Well, no matter what you feel about that comment, here is our Daily Noontime for Tuesday January 11, 2011, have a fantastic day!

Headlines:

* The University of Auburn achieved greatness last night, as they defeated the undefeated Oregon Ducks, 22-19 for the BCS National Championship.

* Could the Sacramento Kings be moving to a new home? Is it possible that the Kings could be playing in Anaheim or Las Vegas? Quite possible.

* The 3-time NBA All-Star forward, Carmelo Anthony, does not need a trade to New Jersey to happen anytime soon.

* Former San Diego Chargers defensive coordinator Ron Rivera is likely to become the next head coach for the Carolina Panthers.

* The Houston Rockets embarrassed the Boston Celtics on Monday, defeating Green and White, 108-102.

* New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan has made it clear… “Its personal,” against Bill Belichick.

* LSU Tigers football head coach Les Miles interviewed for the Michigan coaching vacancy on Monday, but will he get it?

Games to Watch:

* Ottawa at Boston (NHL) – 7:00pm eastern

* Montreal at New York Rangers (NHL) – 7:00pm eastern

* Phoenix at Denver (NBA) – 9:00pm eastern

* New York Knicks at Portland (NBA) – 10:00pm eastern

Video of the Day:

Having two Washington Capitals on an ESPN commercial … that is classic!


Daily Noontime – January 6, 2011

Happy Thursday everyone and welcome to yet another Daily Noontime. Hard to believe our very first week of 2011 is close to over, but in the meantime, have an awesome and amazing day!

Headlines:

* The votes are in and it appears that both Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven are headed to Cooperstown, New York, to join the Baseball Hall of Fame.

* The Tennessee Titans have already made one significant change, letting go of quarterback Vince Young.

* The University of Michigan Athletic Director made his decision to say, “so long,” to his football coach, Rich Rodriguez.

* Could Stanford University football coach, Jim Harbaugh be the next coach to walk the sidelines for the San Francisco 49ers? Possibly could he be NFL bound? What will he do?

* The Boston Celtics escaped with an important win on Wednesday against the San Antonio Spurs, 105-103.

* Could we compare Randy Moss from the NFL to Ron Artest of the NBA? It certainly seems possible.

* Former Boston Red Sox third basemen Adrian Beltre, has become the newest member of the Texas Rangers.

Games to Watch:

* Minnesota at Boston (NHL) – 7:00pm eastern

* Pittsburgh at Montreal (NHL) – 7:30pm eastern

* Oklahoma City at Dallas (NBA) – 8:30pm eastern

Video of the Day:

Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic decided to join the Suite Life on the Disney Channel.


Daily Noontime – January 5, 2011

Happy Wednesday everyone and welcome to the Daily Noontime for January 5, 2011. What a day or should we say, hey… this is going to be a fun day? Does that sound silly? Either way, have a great day and here is your Daily Noontime!

Headlines:

* Two great teams and one big game on Wednesday, which will be played in Boston, as the Celtics welcome the NBA’s best [29-5] San Antonio Spurs to the T.D. Garden.

* Nothing has been reported about a possible firing of the University of Michigan’s football head coach, Rich Rodriguez.

* The Ohio State Buckeyes took the lead early and survived a late Arkansas comeback to win the Sugar Bowl Tuesday, 31-26.

* A former member of the 1986 Boston Red Sox, Bill Buckner, has agreed to manage the Brockton Rox for their upcoming 2011 CanAm League season.

* The Miami Heat keep on rolling, as they knocked off the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday to earn win number 19 out of 20 games.

* The Houston Texans have decided to improve their defense for the 2011 season, which meant hiring former Dallas Cowboys head coach, Wade Phillips.

* Former Denver Broncos and two time Super Bowl winner John Elway, has been hired by the organizations front office to make changes, but can he turn a terrible squad into winners? We shall see.

Games to Watch:

* Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh (NHL) – 7:00pm eastern

* Atlanta at Florida (NHL) – 7:30pm eastern

* San Antonio at Boston (NBA) – 7:30pm eastern

* Atlanta at Utah (NBA) – 9:00pm eastern

* LA Lakers at Phoenix (NBA) – 10:30pm eastern

Videos to Watch:

It is good to have Bill Buckner back in Boston!