From the Dartmouth football office, a behind-the-scenes and field-level look at the clinching of the Ivy League championship:
Jim Knowles deserves more attentionOklahoma State's defensive coordinator has quietly been one of the most versatile defensive minds in the nation, and his adjustments in the second half prove why he should be a top contender for the Broyles Award.
In his first season as head coach of the Big Red, Knowles turned a 1-9 squad that lost seven games by at least two touchdowns into a 4-6 unit that went 4-3 in conference play and lost all six contests by 10 points or less.Cornell’s 2004 squad became the first team in Ivy League history to go from zero conference wins to a winning league slate in just one season. Under Knowles, Cornell posted three consecutive seasons (2005-06-07) at .500 or better for the first time since 1990-91-92 and, in 2007, enjoyed a stretch of scoring 30 or more points in four straight games for the first time since 1921.
Knowles was 26-34 at his alma mater, leaving in 2009 to become defensive coordinator at Duke, where he stayed until moving to Oklahoma State in 2018.
As the first one up the mountain yesterday the only tracks ahead of me in the snow were those left by animals.