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Dante Olson

Post by kwcat » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:53 pm

Congratulations to the kid for a great career and winning the Buck Buchanan.



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Re: Dante Olson

Post by autocat » Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:07 pm

Must have been a down year for FCS defensive players, considering a majority of his tackles were 5-7 yards down field :coffee:



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Post by 91catAlum » Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:25 pm

Tackles are a way overrated stat. But Dante is a heck of a player and will get his shot to play on Sundays. Congrats and good luck to him.


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Re: Dante Olson

Post by technoCat » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:39 pm

I agree that his numbers were inflated but he definitely had a nose for the ball and a heck of a motor. Was right there on almost every play.


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Re: Dante Olson

Post by BigBruceBaker » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:26 pm

He will be drafted before the 5th round as long as he doesn't have a lowsy showing on his measurables (40 time, bench, cone drill). He's a hellova linebacker.


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Re: Dante Olson

Post by seataccat » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:08 am

I personally think he is way overrated. He's an undrafted free agent and a practice roster player at best. I'm rooting for him, but he's no Alex Singleton.


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Re: Dante Olson

Post by ilovethecats » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:46 am

I think he's a hell of a player and I'd be SHOCKED if he went undrafted.



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Re: Dante Olson

Post by HelenaCat95 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:56 am

ilovethecats wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:46 am
I think he's a hell of a player and I'd be SHOCKED if he went undrafted.
I agree. Yes, their system is set up to funnel the ball to the LBs. Yes, I think that they overinflate the tackle statistic at the UM home games. But bottom line is that Olson is a VERY good player, and if he doesn't get drafted it would be very shocking.



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Re: Dante Olson

Post by wbtfg » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:11 am

He's a great great player, and sounds like an even better human being. I'll definitely be rooting for him.



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Re: Dante Olson

Post by ibleedblue » Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:25 pm

HelenaCat95 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:56 am
ilovethecats wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:46 am
I think he's a hell of a player and I'd be SHOCKED if he went undrafted.
I agree. Yes, their system is set up to funnel the ball to the LBs. Yes, I think that they overinflate the tackle statistic at the UM home games. But bottom line is that Olson is a VERY good player, and if he doesn't get drafted it would be very shocking.
But didn’t he have like 15+ tackles against us with our stat takers at home? If he had 179 tackles on the year, and half of those were away games, his production must have been just as good on the road as it was at home. I’ve watched him a few games and was blown away with how good he is.



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Re: Dante Olson

Post by ilovethecats » Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:44 pm

ibleedblue wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:25 pm
HelenaCat95 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:56 am
ilovethecats wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:46 am
I think he's a hell of a player and I'd be SHOCKED if he went undrafted.
I agree. Yes, their system is set up to funnel the ball to the LBs. Yes, I think that they overinflate the tackle statistic at the UM home games. But bottom line is that Olson is a VERY good player, and if he doesn't get drafted it would be very shocking.
But didn’t he have like 15+ tackles against us with our stat takers at home? If he had 179 tackles on the year, and half of those were away games, his production must have been just as good on the road as it was at home. I’ve watched him a few games and was blown away with how good he is.
ya, if you take away the inflated tackle stats UM has produced forever, I don't know how you can deny the kid was an absolute stud. I don't know what else you look for in a LB to be honest. He had a motor that literally would not quit. He's around the ball every single play. He has deceptive speed. He doesn't miss tackles. His football IQ is awesome. He's a stud in the weight room. And for good measure a good student and by all accounts a great kid.

I get the whole Cat/griz thing, but I just don't see how you can watch this kid play and not be very impressed.

I wish him well at the next level.



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Re: Dante Olson

Post by Cataholic » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:29 pm

wbtfg wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:11 am
He's a great great player, and sounds like an even better human being. I'll definitely be rooting for him.
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