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DC Jim Knowles (Official Thread)

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

  1. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    scUM slamming the New England pipeline?
  2. Crump's brother

    Crump's brother Moxahala Park Carnie/ Rehoboth Strangler

    Nope, nothing about milk preferences.
  3. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    Wapner or toothpicks?
  4. Poe McKnoe

    Poe McKnoe Senior

    I’m in the “you don’t make contact until position coaches are settled” camp because the first question is going to be “is my position coach who has been recruiting me going to be there still?”

    I don’t know, maybe, yes, and no are all cursed responses to the question.
  5. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    "This is Ryan Day, I'm working hard to find you the best coach in America to help you get to the NFL. In the meantime, I just wanted you to know that you're still our #1 guy etc etc etc"

    It isn't that hard. The fact it wasn't done that way keeps me in the line of thinking that they knew/know this kid isn't coming here.

    Nothing else really makes sense. The Ohio State staff didn't just forget how to recruit prime time guys. If Knowles isn't expected to be an ace recruiter then they more than likely already have a plan to cover that up.
  6. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    He better have a solid backup to possibly losing Harris...
    Still enough time to make it up though
  7. Buckeye86

    Buckeye86 I do not choose to discuss it

    We’re bitching about Knowles not recruiting, right?

    I realize it’s not a big trip, but he appears to be warming up the activity levels.
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  8. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    Not sure who he's seeing, as there isn't a top 10 2023 players for either team. I thought Styles was already done with HS.
  9. CMic

    CMic Junior

    Have to say I’m concerned with Knowles’ recruiting ability, as it appears that he put CJ to sleep during the conversation.
  10. cdiddy70

    cdiddy70 Junior

    Styles is enrolling in June and still hooping I think.

    Saw this on bucknuts.
    Haven’t watched it all need to get a heavy lift in.
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  11. shetuck

    shetuck What do you need water for, Sunshine?

    “playing that first down marker like it’s a goal line and selling that to the players…”

    EDIT: Definitely doesn’t come across like a bend-don’t-break kinda guy…
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2022 at 10:05 AM
  12. Buckeye86

    Buckeye86 I do not choose to discuss it

    Which is perfect. Bend but don’t break means the ball isn’t with the offense.

    Get a quick stop or give up a touchdown quickly. Either way, get the ball back to the offense as quickly as possible.
  13. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    ...but preferably the former
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  14. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck You know what? Chicken butt.

    There are lots of other possibilities that make sense. Like maybe, just maybe the kid and family are really into the “love” being showered on them and the attention. Maybe their thoughts on the actual program and opportunities at tOSU hasn’t changed at all. Perhaps deep down they know the defense needed a change and this is all a positive.

    I know this, anyone who saw the production by the defense this year, which included Coombs, and thought “THIS is what we want for our son” and changing that actually hurts tOSU is out of their minds. I know “relationships” are key in recruiting and I realize the track record with Coombs and the players he’s coached but that’s been several years now in the past. The current results are very VERY underwhelming.

    I have zero concerns for anything that has happened with the staff turn over and have no reason to question what Day and Pantoni are doing with recruiting. One families reaction to those changes won’t even move the needle to me. What needed to happen was a massive shake up. If your results on the field suck then I don’t think anyone really cares about relationships, blah blah blah.
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  15. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Well Dad actually said this changes things and, essentially, not in a good way.

    As far as thinking Coombs was a good thing for his DB son to make it to the NFL as fast as possible, I think you are starting to get into the individual over the team stuff. If my kid was an elite DB and Coombs stays at OSU but the defense continues to struggle, I can still see a clear path to the NFL for my kid, I can still see NIL money and I can still see big time exposure from being at an elite school (playoffs, big games etc). All in all, the defense as a whole being very poor isn't that hard to recruit around.."We'd be better with more guys like you and that's why you're my #1 guy..." type stuff.

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