Bison linebacker Grant Olson gives an inside look at Bison Media DayFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - We're just 11 days away from opening night for the NDSU football team and its showdown with Kansas State.
By: Grant Olson, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - We're just 11 days away from opening night for the NDSU football team and its showdown with Kansas State.
It's a season full of expectations with the team returning most of its players from two straight national championships. These guys have been around a while, and as our "one day only" reporter Grant Olson shows us, this team has some interesting and entertaining characters.
Grant Olson - NDSU Linebacker: "We're behind the scenes here at Bison Media Day. Let's see if we can catch some guys by surprise..."
Grant Olson: "Who's got the best hair at media day?"
Kyle Emmanuel - NDSU Defensive End: "Are you kidding? Have you seen my hair? Otherwise, it's Mike."
Grant Olson: "Mike Hardie, that's another good answer. That's probably the top 2 guys we've got right now."
Grant Olson: "What's your secret?"
Mike Hardie - NDSU Defensive End: "Ummmm...Pantene Pro V."
Grant Olson: "Isn't that what girls use?"
Mike Hardie: "Probably, it works though."
Grant Olson: "Any possible career as a musician?"
Billy Turner - NDSU Left Tackle: "It's been thought about."
Grant Olson: "How about a little 'Nutri-Grain Bar' for the folks back at home?"
Billy Turner: (singing) "Can a brotha get a Nutri-Grain baaar?"
Grant Olson: "For fans that don't know, Carlton has got the Bane facemask this year. Let's hear your best Bane impersonation."
Carlton Littlejohn - NDSU Outside Linebacker: "Let the games begin."
Grant Olson: "Who's your favorite player on the team?"
Grant Vigen: "Marcus Williams."
Grant Olson: "No, no. OK, you can try that again one more time: Who's your favorite player on the team?"
Grant Vigen: "Grant Olson."
Grant Olson: "I knew he was going to say that, he's a smart one too folks."
Christian Dudzik - NDSU Free Safety: "You're a linebacker. What are you excited about for this year?"
Grant Olson: "Probably just playing in front of Christian Dudzik and taking out blocks for him."
Christian Dudzik: "That's great. He's a great player and he's an extraordinary person as well."
Grant Olson: "I know you're pretty good at some impersonations. What's your best Coach Stanard line?"
Antonio Rodgers - NDSU Linebacker: "If you don't run through the B gap, you're just as wrong as two left shoes."
Grant Olson: "You're a WWE wrestling fan. Can we see the pose?"
Brock Jensen - NDSU Quarterback: (strikes pose) "If you smell what the Brock is cookin.'"
Grant Olson: "Give me your best Rock impersonation."
Brock Jensen: "Why do you want to hear my best Rock impersonation?......It doesn't even matter what you think!"
Grant Olson: "Hope you guys had fun watching and having a little bit of fun with some guys on the team; looking forward to this fall. See you guys soon."