Augustana football Coach Jerry Olszewski: Ready for Challenge vs. No. 3 Minnesota-Duluth Saturday
Augustana football head coach Jerry Olszewski joins Jeff Thurn on Thursday’s edition of Overtime.
The Vikings play at home Saturday against Minnesota-Duluth at 1 p.m. at Kirkeby-Over Stadium. Hear Olszewski and Thurn preview the game below:
Olszewski previews this weekend's game against No. 3 Minnesota-Duluth:
"I'll tell you what, they deserve the billing. They are well-coached football team. Very athletic. They are strong, big, and everything that you need in a No. 3 ranked-team in the country. They are top-ranked team in the NSIC. But we are at home and I have told our kids, we are building that you want to play the best. This is what playoff football looks like. I've been there. Some of these kids haven't, but I've experienced it before. That you get to really notch it and if we are not far with what needs to happen in this league, and judge yourself against the very best. We played the No. 1 team in the country last year and we were up in the fourth quarter and just couldn't close it out. So, our kids won't back down from the challenge. I just want to see how much better we've become in this ballgame and gauge it out that way and let game come to us. I told the kids, don't panic. They have everything to lose and we have everything to gain. We're at home, and let's just do us. Let's not beat Augustana and focus on what we do and let them react to us. Our kids have looked pretty focused. One of the best practices we had all year was yesterday."
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