Oliver isn't much of a morning eater. I have to get him a pretty decent workout quickly so he eats his breakfast. I also put a Lil warm water in his kibble to slur it up a bit. Are you feeding him the same food as his breeder was?
Need to just train on the crate. Right now he is seeing it as a place he goes while you leave. When you have time to dedicate a few hours you can get a big step ahead on crate training. (there are tons of good threads on here about that)
Just being outside doesn't mean he thinks it's all potty time.. I would make him go before you bring him in.
If Oliver isn't listening and running around exploring then I tether him to me and we explore together.
Since getting a pup I wake up 1 1/2 hours earlier so I can get him exercised, fed, mentally stimulated, and me getting ready... They are al separate things on my to do list in the morning. It's the only way I know they can get done.
Best of luck
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