Houston star defensive tackle – and projected high first rounder – Ed Oliver didn’t play in the Cougars 48-17 thumping of Tulane, but he saw plenty of action on the sidelines when an argument with Head Coach Major Applewhite over a coat went nuclear on national television.
The scene unfolded when Applewhite saw Oliver – inactive for the fourth game in a row – standing on the sidelines in an oversized team coat. Applewhite told Oliver to remove the coat because it violated a team rule that only dressed, active players get to wear the specific jackets.
After Applewhite got grabby and tried to physically remove the coat, Oliver lost it and began screaming at his head coach all the way to the locker room while being restrained by teammates after the half ended. It’s hard to blame Oliver. It sounds like a dumbass rule and Applewhite doesn’t need to be grabbing all over him on national TV, or ever. It’s bush league.
Oliver didn’t return to the sidelines for the second half, and he shouldn’t be in any hurry to return at all. He’s better off getting healthy to help his draft stock instead of risking injury for Major Coatsnatcher.
— #FreePhillipDorsett (@ftbeard_17) November 16, 2018