NOK - OSU football: Jim Knowles determined to change Cowboys' defensive culture

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OP News

Feb 17, 2018

By Scott Wright
Staff writer

STILLWATER — When Oklahoma State safety Kolby Harvell-Peel planted Tulsa quarterback Zach Smith into the turf of H.A. Chapman Stadium on Saturday, it essentially sealed the Cowboys’ 40-21 victory.

It slammed the door on the OSU defense’s second-half shutout.

And it solidified the bounce-back effort from a second quarter in which the Pokes looked like they’d been plowed by a Peterbilt.

Defensive coordinator Jim Knowles was brought in to bring a new philosophy, and early in his second season, the schemes are showing flashes of why they can work.

But Knowles' approach is about more than schemes and gameplans.

He wants to renovate the defensive culture at Oklahoma State.

“To me, that’s about competing to win on every play,” Knowles said.


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