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SportHouston star Oliver to skip bowl game, prepare for NFL draft

22:05  30 november  2018
22:05  30 november  2018 Source:   yardbarker.com

Oliver, Applewhite issue joint statements about jacket incident

Oliver, Applewhite issue joint statements about jacket incident Following the confrontation between Houston coach Major Applewhite and star defensive tackle Ed Oliver, both sides released a joint statement Friday. 

The drama between potential top-five NFL Draft pick Ed Oliver and Houston head coach Major Applewhite hit a new peak on Friday. Stanford star running back Christian McCaffrey announced on Monday that to prepare for the NFL draft he would not join his team to play in the Sun Bowl against

skipping bowl games to prepare for the NFL Draft -- particularly potential first-rounders -- have begun to make a habit of not playing in their team's bowl Oliver leaves Houston as one of the best players in program history. The former five- star recruit was ranked as the No. 6 overall player in the

Houston star Oliver to skip bowl game, prepare for NFL draft© Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Ed Oliver won’t be playing when the Houston Cougars finish out their season with a bowl game this December, according to a report.

The potential top-five pick will instead rehab his ailing knee and prepare for the 2019 NFL Draft, per ESPN’s Edward Aschoff.

Shortly after this report, Oliver himself confirmed it.

In no way is this a surprising development, despite the fact that Oliver recently said his intention was to play in the team’s bowl game and that head coach Major Applewhite expected him to do so.

Houston's Oliver ruled out for undisclosed reason

Houston's Oliver ruled out for undisclosed reason The drama between potential top-five NFL Draft pick Ed Oliver and Houston head coach Major Applewhite hit a new peak on Friday. Oliver was ruled out of the second half against Memphis, but he’s not hurt. Instead, the defensive lineman was seen standing on the sideline, with his helmet on, looking very much like he wasn’t pleased about the decision to (seemingly) bench him. More Ed Oliver drama. ABC just said he’s done for the day. No reason given. 24-24 in the third quarter. — Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) November 23, 2018 More weird Ed Oliver drama. TV sez UH SID announces he wont return to the game.

Houston defensive lineman Ed Oliver is skipping the Cougars' bowl game to prepare for his early jump into the 2019 NFL draft . Top prospect Ed Oliver announced Friday that he's skipping Houston 's bowl game and entering the 2019 draft He's expected to go in the top five of the draft

The list of players skipping their college football bowl games to start preparing for the NFL draft Ed Oliver , DT, Houston Bowl game : Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl Draft outlook: Kiper's Oliver was a rare breed, a five- star prospect that spurned major offers and signed with a Group of

The junior defensive lineman was unable to finish out the regular season on the field after suffering a setback to his knee injury. He spent the second half of the team’s final game on the sideline in emotional distress after aggravating the injury.

Given the fact that he’s expected to be one of the top defenders taken in the coming draft, it makes perfect sense for Oliver to look to his future. If he were to be injured in the bowl game, then he’s potentially be missing out on millions of guaranteed dollars.

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Houston star Oliver to skip bowl game, prepare for NFL draft

Memphis won't have All-America RB Henderson for bowl game.
Memphis will be playing the Birmingham Bowl without All-America running back Darrell Henderson. Henderson tweeted Wednesday that he's bypassing his senior season to enter the NFL draft, but his post didn't indicate whether he'd play in the Dec. 22 bowl game against Wake Forest (6-6). Memphis coach Mike Norvell has since clarified that the Tigers (8-5) won't have Henderson for the bowl game. Henderson has 2,328 all-purpose yards and 25 total touchdowns lead all Football Bowl Subdivision players in both categories.

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