Stage Set for Olsen

Head coach Larry Coker called Greg Olsen the best tight end in the country earlier this month. On Monday night Olsen has the stage set for him to show what he can do.

When asked about Coker's comment, Olsen responded by saying he really had not done anything yet.

On Monday night at Florida State in front of a national television audience he will get his chance to show what he can do.

"You will be hard-pressed to find a bigger stage to show yourself than what will happen next Monday if you want to put yourself out there as an individual--as a top player," Olsen said.

Heading into the season, Miami is ranked ninth in the AP Poll. That does not matter to Olsen and his teammates.

"The game on Monday will also be especially good if you want your team to be noticed," Olsen said. "I think we have gone under the radar a little bit, which is fine. It doesn't matter where you start. At the end it matters what day you are playing your bowl game. Right now we don't care what people think of us, but it will be a heck of an opportunity to show the type of team and players that we have here at Miami."

Last season Greg Olsen recorded 16 catches for 275 yards and a touchdown in nine games. He dealt with a wrist injury, which he had to have surgery, but all is well now.

"I feel great," Olsen said. "My wrist healed up well and it is nice to go out there and finally play without a cast. I'm just real excited to start the season and start brand new."

Miami has defeated Florida State six times in a row, but that doesn't mean they will take them lightly.

"We have beat them six teams in a row, but we are not going to sit back and take it for granted," Olsen said. "We know how hard it was to win those games. We just have to go out there and do what we have done in the past, which is play hard, smart, and execute."

Christopher Stock is a Senior Writer & Assistant Editor for CanesTime and can be contacted by emailing him at stock@canestime.com

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