Defensive Coordinator | Linebacker Coach Jim Knowles

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    Huge get for Ryan Day. Knowles was a Broyles Award finalist this season, one of the best defensive coaches in the country.
     
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    Jim Knowles' Oklahoma State defense ranks 3rd in the country in total defense (278.4 ypg) 7th in the country in scoring defense (16.8 ppg), 5th in run defense (91.15 ypg) and 12th in pass defense (187.2 ypg).

    The year before Knowles took over as Oklahoma State's DC (2017), the Cowboys ranked 79th in total defense, 85th in scoring defense, 116th in pass defense and 38th in run defense.



     
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    Some statistics for Oklahoma State's defense this year:

    - 1st in sacks (54)
    - 1st in tackles for loss (113)
    - 2nd in opposing 3rd down percentage (25.8%)
    - 3rd in yards allowed per game (278.4)
    - 4th in yards allowed per play (4.41)
    - 8th in points allowed per game (16.8)
     
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    Scheme, teaching and coaching with lesser talent.
    Go Bucks
     
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    The one thing I haven't seen anything about is his ability to recruit.....

    Scheme, teaching and coaching will make a vast improvement however, we need an improvement with linebacker and safety recruiting....
     
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    Agree
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    Like the old saying........

    Never seen a coach make a tackle........

    You need the Jimmies and Joes........
     
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    Very true...But his Jimmies and Joes at OK St. weren't exactly coveted by many.

    Malcolm Rodriguez was the 1529th ranked player in the country as a recruit. Had 118 tackles, 3 sacks, 4 forced fumbles this year.

    Nakobe Dean from UGA won the Butkus award with 61 tackles and 5 sacks

    Guys like CJ Hicks, Gabe Powers, and Sonny Styles will absolutely thrive in his defense! Powers is likely going to play that position (LEO or Lack LB) that Collin Oliver played at OK St this year as a Freshman and had 11.5 sacks. I'm excited!
     
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    The two areas that need to improve over the next few classes is at the safety position and linebacker.

    Do not get me started on offensive line recruiting the past two classes.....
     
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