UCLA QB Josh Rosen: “Raise the SAT Requirement At Alabama And See What Kind Of Team They Have”

UCLA QB Josh Rosen has never been afraid to speak his mind and has a reputation of being a straight shooter. Hell, the dude had a frickin’ hot tub in his dorm room at one time. 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.

Bleacher Report

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…

These criticisms of college football have been made before, but rarely by active star players, and rarely with so much mustard on them. Taking a shot at the academics of an SEC school is good sport, and should not be discouraged.

Oh, Josh would also like to own the world.

If I wanted to graduate in three years, I’d just get a sociology degree. I want to get my MBA. I want to create my own business. When I’m finished with football, I want a seamless transition to life and work and what I’ve dreamed about doing all my life. I want to own the world. Every young person should be able to have that dream and the ability to access it. I don’t think that’s too much to ask.

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