Houston’s Ed Oliver is the Best Player in College Football
Still, UH is campaigning hard for Oliver to be a true Heisman candidate. According to the Houston Chronicle, the athletics department’s communications wing is planning an aggressive marketing campaign, which will include social media and email blasts updating Heisman voters of Oliver’s season progress. And, in what seems like a pretty transparent effort to give Oliver a Heisman boost, Cougars coach Major Applewhite has said that he plans to use Oliver in short-yardage rushing situations on offense, and that he could have Oliver pass, catch, and even kick the football throughout the season. If he can rack up some goal line rushing touchdowns, maybe he can present himself to Heisman voters as more of a two-way threat than just an ace defender.