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DC Jim Knowles (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by MD Buckeye, Dec 7, 2021.

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    “We went through the process of trying to identify who would be the best fit for Ohio State. When you first look at it, somebody would say, ‘well, at Ohio State you can get anybody.’ Well we don’t want anybody, we want the right guy,” Day said. “And as you go through the different people throughout the country, I felt like Jim gave us the best situation moving forward to not only utilize the personnel that we’ve recruited to, but has a really good feel for what’s going on in college football right now.”

    “As he says, he’s put in his 10,000 hours,” Day said of Knowles. “He’s really grinded his way through this profession, and now you can see what he did at Oklahoma State. I think his body of work speaks for itself. I know he’s excited to get to work here. Jan. 2, after the bowl game, was when he was kinda starting this thing, his new journey here at Ohio State. He’s very excited about it, and I’m very excited to get to work with him. I’m very fired up moving forward just about the fact that he’s gonna be the head coach of that defense.”
  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  3. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    11W recruiting round up didn't sound real positive on the AJ Harris front.

    Recruiting is part of it.......
  4. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    I hear Papa Harris, but maybe Knowles was waiting to get a CB coach first...
  5. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    You don’t need a CB coach to introduce yourself to the kid and the family and make it clear he’s a priority.
    The Nameless One likes this.
  6. nomatta

    nomatta Senior

    Recruiting is a booster's game now.
  7. Wadcutter

    Wadcutter I'm a Buckeye, everybody else sucks. Former Weekly Upsets Champ

    Can you do that during the dead period?
  8. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    I’m sure there are ways.
  9. dragurd

    dragurd Senior

    The usual nswer is they need to call you not the other way around
  10. NFBuck

    NFBuck Total Coverage.

    Or maybe priorities have been rearranged? Hell, I don't know. Knowles seems to know what he's doing and the hire has been gushed about from every source. I'll trust the dude til he gives me reason not to.
  11. buchtelgrad04

    buchtelgrad04 Pain is an opinion.

    In the age of the portal, you kinda gotta shore up the guys in the building first. You gotta recruit the current guys.

    Everyone has a right to feel how they feel, but that’s a little short-sighted for him to put that out there.
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2022
  12. cdiddy70

    cdiddy70 Junior

    There have been numerous updates from recruits Frye has contacted.
    In fact I believe he is going to see Luke Montgomery this weekend.

    My guess is Knowles as the DC isn’t expected to be a rain maker as a recruiter.
    But contact should have been made, something along the lines of building a relationship once our staff fills out.
    This isn’t Cornell or Duke.
    SEREbuckeye, pnuts34 and Jaxbuck like this.
  13. scarletngray

    scarletngray Gold Pants

    He's been trying to connect with the guys already in the fold. I'm sure that along with moving to Ohio and getting settled in he has also had a part in interviewing people to fill the Defensive staff. Maybe the plan was to wait a few days until the Defensive staff is in place so he / they can use that as a selling point.
    Regardless, now that everything is set its time to reach out to recruits. Would not be surprised if Walton is already on the phone with Harris.
  14. Wadcutter

    Wadcutter I'm a Buckeye, everybody else sucks. Former Weekly Upsets Champ

    To answer my own question, I was told it’s ok for coaches to contact players during the dead period you just can’t have them on campus. If that’s the case, and it seems to be since apparently Frye has been in contact with several today, then it may be they’re just waiting to get the entire staff in place,don’t know. At any rate I think the dead period ends tomorrow so I guess that point will be moot anyhow.
  15. NorthCoastKid

    NorthCoastKid Senior

    Harris' OSU recruitment and interest was tied directly to Coombs. Reaching out before anything was resolved with KC's job status would have been wheel spinning for everyone involved.
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2022

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