Dan Mullen was really impressed with a B1G assistant in Week 1. He released his pick for the best coaching performance from his Twitter account.

Mullens really enjoyed watching what Ohio State DC Jim Knowles put together against Notre Dame. Knowles’ defense held the Fighting Irish to 10 points, 177 yards passing, and 76 yards rushing.

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“Coaching performance of the week. Jim Knowles,” said Mullen. “He was brought in to fix the defense and the defense won the game for them in the top 5 matchup vs ND.”

Knowles’ tenure in Columbus is off to a pretty good after his defense’s showing against Notre Dame. Ohio State will have some fairly easy competition up next with Arkansas State and Toledo as its next 2 opponents.

The Buckeye defense could get tested against some of the B1G schools they will have to play this season. Knowles will have to prove himself against the teams in the conference as well.