Archive for the ‘Eric Olsen’ Category

Player Post Game Video 9/19

September 20, 2009

The Captains, Captain. TAH-NOO-TAH Grinds His Teeth.

September 17, 2009

For the video today, you have the captains doing their captain thing and John Tenuta twisting in agony as he is forced to speak with the media.

Video Bonanza: Skunkbear Hunting Season

September 10, 2009

Post Wolfpack Video Post

September 7, 2009

Nevada Week Updates

September 3, 2009

Weis Presser & Eric Olsen

August 17, 2009
Weis charting depth @ Rivals Video

Olsen blue collar man @ Rivals Video

Wu Am I? Thick Killah & Homicidal Terra-hawk

July 25, 2009

Welcome to another edition of Wu Am I? for the 2009 season. Once again- I am trying to identify the 36 players of impact for the 2009 squad. So without any further bullshit, I open chambers 23 & 24…

Eric Olsen #55
Offensive Guard
6’5″ 303 lbs.
Brooklyn, New York
Wu Name: Thick Killah

Although Eric was considered a 4 star prospect and the #2 ranked player in the state of New York, he didn’t receive a whole lot of attention from the fanbase or the media when he chose Notre Dame over schools like Miami Fl., North Carolina, and Boston College. He stayed quiet during his freshman year while playing a little over 20 minutes (probably should have red-shirted), and became the fulltime starter at guard for the Irish during the middle of the 2007 season. In the spring of 2008, he opened the eyes of a conservative Irish fanbase, as he became very aggressive in practice. He was involved in more than a few fights, and was videotaped while yelling, “Fuck you defense! Fuck you!” I fell in love instantly.

2009 should be a much better year for Eric than in 2008- if he can stay healthy. One of the worst moments of the 2008 season was when Boston College defensive tackle and future first round pick by the Green Bay Packers, BJ Raji, basically threw Olsen back 5 yards into the ballcarrier (James Aldridge) and knocked said ballcarrier on his ass. Ouch! It should be noted that 1. Olsen was on two wounded legs, and 2. Raji was an animal and future NFL first rounder. I would bet against anyone who thinks that Olsen hasn’t replayed that play in his mind a hundred times while chewing on glass as he works out. I think that play, and the help of the new offensive line coach, will turn Olsen into the animal that he really is in his heart. BTW- There are a few rumors going around about Olsen moving over to center to replace Wenger, and Trevor Robinson starting at what is currently Olsen’s left guard spot. I’m not sure what will happen, but you can be sure that Olsen will be right in the middle of it… swinging.

Robert Blanton #12
6’1″ 185 lbs.
Matthews, North Carolina
Wu Name: Homicidal Terra-hawk

Robert Blanton is a special kid- and he will let you and anyone else within shouting distance know about it. When Blanton committed to Notre Dame in June of 2007, he passed up on a host of defensive powerhouses such as Georgia and Virginia Tech, to name just a few. You have to give this kid credit (and the whole incoming class of 2008 for that matter) for sticking to his commitment, even after the dismal 2007 season. Irish fans were treated to a very confident athlete that saw action very early in his career. The most memorable Blanton moment from 2008 was probably his INT return for TD against Purdue to spark what looked to be a somewhat flat Irish team. Personally, I liked the U$C pick. It gave me some hope in what turned out to be another ass-whooping in the Colosseum.

The loss of Darrin Walls last year really opened the door for Blanton to kick down and destroy. He showed up and played better than Lambert and at times better than McNeil. Don’t think that Blanton is sweating his playing time with the return of Walls. He’s probably telling anyone that will listen that he is going to run this shit. And perhaps he will. Notre Dame will be more talented and deeper in the secondary than at any point this decade, and Blanton could end up being the best overall corner on the roster. No matter how the playing time splits up between Walls, McNeil, Blanton , and even Gary Gray, I fully expect RJ to have a major impact and make some very big plays. I’m thinking pick 6 against Tommy Trojan. FU$C.

Buck 50

July 9, 2008

Welcome back to another Wu Am I post. Today. we try to get a little physical and check out the offensive line…

Dan Wenger #51
6’4″ 300 lbs.
Coral Springs, Florida
Wu-Name: Masta Cow
Dan Wenger looks like a mean S.O.B. He has that walk and talk of a player that is willing to do anything it takes to ensure a victory. We need that. He takes over for the Irish fulltime as the main man in the middle after the departure of John Sullivan.
Every Irish fan is looking for the promise to come true. What promise? Weis came to ND and used the word NASTY in his opening speech. Dan Wenger is that nasty. Remember Jeff Faine? He was one of the meanest asshole (with all due respect, because he is one of my all-time favorites) offensive lineman in recent ND history. Dan has the chance to become just that.
Eric Olsen #55
6’5″ 305 lbs.
Brooklyn, New York
Wu-Name: Thick Killah
We heard about it. This past spring, Irish fans kept hearing about the fights at practice and then we saw it as a mini-brawl broke out at the practice during a coaches clinic. Then we saw it again during the Blue-Gold game. And in the middle of it all was Eric Olsen shouting, “Fuck you defense! Fuck You!”
Eric is trying to assert himself as the emotional leader of the offensive line that looked very weak and pussified last year. Maybe it is his Brooklyn nature, or maybe God just blessed him with the genetic disposition to kick ass. Either way, Olsen is one of the guys the team is going to look to to shake the “tin soldier” mentality that has plagued them for the past couple of seasons.

Fuck You Defense… Fuck You

April 5, 2008

Eric Olsen is fired up and ready to kick some ass. That’s (post title) what he said after a little pissing match at practice. Here’s the video…

Now a little bit from Coach Weis