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Published August 19, 2013, 09:58 PM

Bison linebacker Grant Olson gives an inside look at Bison Media Day

Fargo, 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."

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