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​There's no "Ed" in "team," but there is an "M and an E" and that's who Houston's Ed Oliver has in mind before the Cougars' bowl game.


Oliver, who referred to his college career as  "a business trip" has his eye on the prize, his first contract as an NFL player. 

While it's easy to mock a (soon-to-be) professional athlete for a self-centered decision, relative to his team, but keep in mind that Oliver has battled a knee injury most of the season, missing four full games and sitting out the second half of Houston's 52-31 loss to Memphis in the team's final regular season game.

Oliver announced in March that he was forgoing his senior season to enter the 2019 NFL Draft and his final campaign in Houston has been a bit rocky. In addition to the knee problems, Oliver engaged in a shouting match with his coach on the sidelines, for which the defensive stud later apologized.


In his 33-game college career, Oliver recorded 193 tackles and 13.5 sacks. He forced six fumbles and more than a quarter of his tackles were recorded for a loss. But perhaps the biggest loss he'll record is missing his team's bowl game, the Armed Forces Bowl against the Army Black Knights on Dec. 22.

Oliver is widely expected to be a top 5 pick in the NFL Draft and he's made no secret of his desire to be the top overall selection.


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