UCLA QB Josh Rosen has never been afraid to speak his mind and has a reputation of being a straight shooter. In an interview with Bleacher Report, Rosen spoke candidly about being a “student-athlete” in the current college football environment and described it as being nearly impossible juggle school work and full-time football schedule at the same time.
Look, football and school don’t go together. They just don’t. Trying to do both is like trying to do two full-time jobs. There are guys who have no business being in school, but they’re here because this is the path to the NFL. There’s no other way. Then there’s the other side that says raise the SAT eligibility requirements. OK, raise the SAT requirement at Alabama and see what kind of team they have. You lose athletes and then the product on the field suffers.
Rosen went on to elborate on his point about having trouble balancing his school schedule with his football duties.
Don’t get me started. I love school, but it’s hard. It’s cool because we’re learning more applicable stuff in my major (Economics)—not just the prerequisite stuff that’s designed to filter out people. But football really dents my ability to take some classes that I need. There are a bunch of classes that are only offered one time. There was a class this spring I had to take, but there was a conflict with spring football, so…
While Rosen has a point about the unrealistic expectations of college football players in school, he’s not going to make any friends in Alabama for using them as an example.