Star-quarterback for UCLA Josh Rosen recently sat down for an interview with Bleacher Report and had a lot to say in regards to the academic challenges that college athletes face. The big quote stemming from the interview is Rosen stating that “football and school don’t go together”, later saying that “human beings don’t belong in school with our schedules.” Rosen, who has been vocal about the subject before, later referred to the Alabama Crimson Tide on the topic, saying that if they raised their SAT requirement that their talent would greatly go down due to academic ineligibility: “…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, who has thrown for over 5,500 yards and 33 touchdowns so far in his college career, has also been critical about college athletes’ status as “amateurs” and how the NCAA makes million dollars off of the product that they produce. Spin what he’s saying any way you want, Rosen is a smart guy and a hell of a football player who made a lot of solid points. I’m sure the media will try to make this as big of a distraction for the Bruins as possible, but the fact is that Rosen may end up being the #1 pick in the NFL Draft next year and he is their best available weapon to make them succeed this upcoming season.
If you have that itch for college football like I do, take a look at Rosen and more of the nation’s top qb’s in our recent Countdown to College Football: Best Quarterbacks