Ohio State DC Jim Knowles Named Broyles Award Semifinalist

First-year Ohio State defensive coordinator Jim Knowles was named Monday afternoon as one of 15 semifinalists for the Broyles Award, presented annually to college football’s top assistant.

Knowles has turned over a defense that gave up 372.6 yards and 22.8 points per game last season, while the Buckeyes are conceding just 283.4 yards and 16.9 points this fall, ranking for ninth and 10th, respectively is good in the country. They also forced 17 turnovers, including 10 interceptions and seven fumble recoveries.