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VIDEO: OSU defensive coordinator Jim Knowles talks Year 2, the Big 12 and the Cowboys’ new OC

VIDEO: OSU defensive coordinator Jim Knowles talks Year 2, the Big 12 and the Cowboys’ new OC

Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Jim Knowles gave a press conference today at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater and discussed his growth since his first year, whether Big 12 offenses may be regressing to the mean and how he compares new OC Sean Gleeson to previous OC Mike Yurcich.

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John Hoover wrote for the Tulsa World for 24 years before joining The Franchise, where he was co-host of "Further Review" and "The Franchise Drive." Now he's The Franchise college football insider: Oklahoma's state Heisman rep, a voter in the FWAA Super 16 poll, an FWAA media access liaison, and a Big 12 writer at Sporting News and Lindy's preseason magazine. In his time at the World, Hoover won numerous writing and reporting awards, including in 2011 National Beat Writer of the Year from the Associated Press Sports Editors for his work covering the Oklahoma Sooners. From 2012 to 2016, Hoover was the World's lead sports columnist and won national awards in 2012 and 2014 from the National Athletic Trainers Association for reporting on sports medicine and in 2015 won first place in sports columns from the Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists. After receiving a journalism degree from East Central University, Hoover worked at newspapers in Ada, Okmulgee, Tahlequah and Waynesville, Mo. He played football at Ada High School and grew up in North Pole, Alaska. Hoover and his family live in Broken Arrow.

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