In a small bowl, add the yeast & sugar to the warm water. Let sit 5 minutes, while foam forms.
In a large bowl, mix the flour & the salt. Stir in the olive oil, and yeast mixture. Knead for 15 minutes. Place dough in an oiled bowl and wrap with plastic. Refrigerate overnight.
Remove dough from fridge and allow to warm for 1 hour on counter.
Sprinkle cookie sheet with cornmeal or bread crumbs. Place dough on counter. Divide into 9 pieces. Place pieces on cookie sheet. Cover again with plastic wrap and allow to rise for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375. In the meantime, sauté the onions in 2T olive oil until translucent. Turn off heat. Add sage, red pepper, black pepper, & salt.
Remove plastic wrap from rolls and using the fingertips, make divots in dough. Pour seasoned olive oil over rolls, allowing the oil to sink into the divots. Place in oven. Bake for 30 minutes, or until golden.