Gundy on Knowles

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Aug 30, 2018
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I bet Gundy's new reworked contract has some assistant coaches budget language in it, I know he's talked about it in the past. I'm sure Weiberg has a really good idea of the number he can go up to for Knowles, and like I mentioned earlier I believe its in the $1.5M/yr range, maybe a tad higher. For reference, Grinch at ou makes $1.7M and I don't think anybody here would want to swap DCs right now.
Uh Heck to the no!!
 
Jun 13, 2010
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Knowles needs at least $1.5 million / year and honestly I'd still be sweating it. $2 million / year is the cost to really secure this guy, and it would be worth it.

He basically needs a Venables deal.
 
Sep 29, 2011
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Knowles needs at least $1.5 million / year and honestly I'd still be sweating it. $2 million / year is the cost to really secure this guy, and it would be worth it.

He basically needs a Venables deal.
We can’t pay him enough if he wants to coach at a blue blood. And we’re probably wasting money and blowing up our other assistant coach demands if we pay him too much.


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Jan 4, 2005
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Knowles’ payday keeps getting bigger! We need to pay him ASAP after the Big12 Championship Game. He’s going to run away with the Broyle’s award with a couple more performances like last night!
 
Nov 18, 2010
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Seems like a good time to point out that this defense is full of '3 stars' and some 4 stars. Yet, they're arguably the best defense in the country this year. While this is undoubtedly (partly) due to schematic design by Knowles, it's also happening because these '3 stars' were under-ranked by the recruiting services.

Our coaches continue to find "under-ranked" recruits and develop them into potential draft picks.
 
Nov 6, 2010
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Thought this article was a good reread of how Gundy "discovered" Knowles; basically find a coach doing more with less. He has gone off the beaten path recruiting assistant coaches several times with a good percentage of success.

Mike Gundy Explains Why He Hired Jim Knowles as Oklahoma State DC | Pistols Firing (pistolsfiringblog.com)
Yea, always amazes me why teams go after assistants from the blue bloods and expect them to have the same result with less talent.