Aug 5, 2021
How quickly can things turn around?

If you are a fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes you are hopeful that things turn around with the defense in short order with the staff turnover from the 2021 to the 2022 seasons, namely the hiring of Jim Knowles of Oklahoma State to right the ship.

Over the years the Buckeyes have gone from a team deep-rooted in defense to one of the nation’s top offensive teams and in that transformation, it has been a big of a crapshoot as to where the defense ranks from year-to-year.

Everett Withers and Greg Schiano were each shown the door after what were deemed to be unacceptable seasons for the Ohio State defense to make way for Chris Ash and Jeff Hafley in their respective years.

Now Kerry Coombs and Matt Barnes have moved on to new opportunities as Knowles, Perry Eliano and Tim Walton join the Buckeyes looking to build a defense that matches a devastating offense.

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