HOUSTON (AP) Houston star defensive tackle Ed Oliver, who was not in uniform against Tulane on Thursday night, became angry and shouted at Cougars coach Major Applewhite as the team left the sideline at halftime and did not return to the field for the second half.
After Houston beat Tulane 48-17, Applewhite said Oliver was upset after being told to take off one of the long, black coats that only starters are allowed to wear on the sideline .
"He got emotional, but he's young and that's what happens," Applewhite said. "And he's not playing. That's hard. That's difficult. I don't hold anything against anyone. I'm just going to visit with him about it. I love him. I want him to be a part of our team. I want him to be with our team."