Blaine Gabbert was also selected before JJ Watt.
And Big Ed with one less game.
“A couple of coaches here went to the league,” he says. “I talk to them about how it is up there and the transition, but I’m pretty educated. I don’t know everything, but I know a little.”
Everyone who has watched Oliver knows he has what it takes, but equally importantly, he knows it too. So if you see Houston’s number 10 sprinting at a quarterback, or pushing a running back to the turf, you’re getting a preview of what you will see on Sundays next season.
Oliver has said multiple times that he wanted to leave UofH better than when he got here and go to a New Years 6 bowl I believe. An inept offensive game plan, Injury plagued defensive line, horrible defensive play calling all but ended and basically wasted Oliver’s business trip here. I feel sorry for the guy, chop blocks and all.
Ed Oliver All-Access: Declaring for NFL draft, passion for horses
Houston DT Ed Oliver shares his passion for horses and explains his decision to declare for the NFL draft before his junior season.
Oliver is one of eight semifinalists who will be pared down to three finalists next week and announced on Nov. 20. The recipient of the 73rd Outland Trophy will be announced during ESPN’s The Home Depot College Football Awards on Dec. 6, live from the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. The official presentation to the winner will be made at the Outland Trophy Awards Dinner produced by the Greater Omaha Sports Committee on Jan. 9, 2019.
Had he played in the Temple game (he practiced all week and saw him jumping around plenty during the game) we would have the division locked up and a Memphis win would surely put us back in the rankings putting us one game away from an NY6 bowl.
If after the Navy game, he said “I’m done for the rest of the season to protect my health and my future” I would have respected that more than spending 3 weeks pretending he wants to play but then telling coaches come game time he isn’t ready.
I haven’t seen/heard of an official announcement for today. Maybe they are going to surprise us.
And this is why I kept shutting down threads and deleting posts that attacked Big Ed. Hope too many on here weren’t upset about my “power trip.”
I too was defending him. But people wanted to win so bad they ignored anything contrary to their assumptions. He loves this city and loves this university, of course he wouldn’t shut it down!
I’m just glad he’s back on track to play. I do think there was something going on there - if not, Major could have done a better job when addressing the situation.
But it’s ELMO (enough, let’s move on) time, so whatever.
Ed Oliver didn’t just change Houston, he made an impact on college football. He showed that you don’t need a Power 5 program to a achieve your dreams. Writing your own legacy should be something more recruits choose, because Oliver proved how special those stories can be. Don’t let anyone dictate what you can and can’t do, because Houston witnessed what one man can do for a program by himself.
There isn’t a great way to say goodbye to an Ed Oliver.
You don’t just move on like nothing happen, because he gave you memories for a lifetime. He had college football fans all over the country talking about Houston. NFL scouts graded him out as a first round draft pick. His stats and accolades speak for himself.
Oliver named to 2nd team PFF All-American Team:
### DEFENSIVE INTERIOR – QUINNEN WILLIAMS, ALABAMA
No defensive player graded as well as Williams did this season as he was dominant in every contest. He racked up 43 total QB pressures including a ridiculous 24 combined sacks and QB hits that tied for the national lead among interior defensive linemen. His 48 defensive stops were seven clear of the next-best defensive interior as he constantly wrecked opposing offensive schemes.
Second Team : Ed Oliver, Houston
Honorable Mention : Jerry Tillery, Notre Dame