I gotta tell you, in a day and age where we’re assaulted with the crap from Ohio State and Maryland, it’s almost a relief to read a sweating the small stuff story like this.
Applewhite approached Oliver, who has missed four consecutive games because of an injured knee, on the Houston sideline before halftime and removed the lineman’s jacket from his shoulder. Oliver could then be seen shouting at Applewhite as the team walked toward its locker room at halftime and was restrained by Houston director of sports performance Rod Grace.
Applewhite said after the game that Oliver left the locker room and that he hadn’t spoken to him since, but he emphasized that he wanted the Outland Trophy winner back.
“I love him, I want him to be a part of our team, I want him to be with our team,” Applewhite said. “You’d be amazed how many emotional things you deal with all the time with players. This is just one that you see. But we deal with things like this all the time as coaches. That’s part of our job.”
A pissing match between a star player and his head coach over a jacket? Now that’s the kind of goofy bullshit that makes me love college football.