Jim Knowles is excited about the opportunity to be at Ohio State. It sounds like he’s looking forward to using all the resources that come with coaching at a blueblood program.

Speaking with reporters on Tuesday, Knowles said this is a unique opportunity in Columbus. As a coach, it’s offering everything he’s ever wanted.

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“It’s different because it’s The Ohio State,” Knowles said. “I basically have everything I’ve ever wanted or anything every coach would want. When you dream about being a coach at this level, that’s it.”

Knowles was the mastermind behind Oklahoma State’s Big 12-best defense in 2021. Because of Ohio State’s struggles on that side of the football last fall, Ryan Day offered the former Cowboys DC a lucrative contract to take over the job in Columbus.

There’s a lot of new excitement circulating around Ohio State and the chance to see significant improvements defensively. Now that Knowles is working with some of the best talent in the country, the Buckeyes have a chance to completely flip the script in 2022.