Seth Olsen: I didn't know much until I got here, but I learned quickly.
Q: Were you surprised at the intensity of this rivalry?
Olsen: No, I know college football, there is a lot of rivalries. It is intense here, with no professional teams. Being the only two major conference teams, that helps.
Q: How has the offensive line been coming together?
Olsen: We have been making progress. It started off in camp trying to figure out who would play well. We have solidified some positions, but there is a long way to go.
Q: How has Bruggeman done?
Olsen: He has been playing well. You like that. It's good to have a guy that knows what is going on that you can trust by your side.
Q: There are two teams from major conferences in this state, compared to where you grew up in Nebraska, there is just one.
Olsen: I think that is what makes it a great rivalry. We are competing for fans, notoriety and all of that stuff. There are a lot of great rivalries in college football. In Iowa, when you come here, it's a big game for both sides.
Q: Did you consider going to Iowa State?
Olsen: I had an offer. They were in my final list of schools, but I felt that Iowa was the school for me…of course, Nebraska for a while too (laughs). Iowa was the place for me. (NOTE: Olsen had originally committed to Frank Solich who was Nebraska's coach at the time)
Q: What stood out to you with Iowa?
Olsen: The people, they stood out to me. That's why I chose to come here.