UCLA's Josh Rosen didn't mince words talking about life as a student-athlete.
UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen is a top prospect in the 2018 NFL Draft, but his interests go beyond the football field—and this makes NFL scouts very nervous, according to Bleacher Report.
Rosen isn't the type to shy away from talking about controversial topics, and in an interview with Bleacher Report, he addressed being a student-athlete without sugarcoating it.
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's critique of college football is pretty similar to Cardale Jones' "we ain't come to play school" criticism, albeit with a bit more nuance.
Both are making the case that getting a degree and playing college football can't coexist without something giving way.
There has to be a compromise somewhere whether it's in GPA or in output on the field. How the two sides can be rectified, however, is up for debate.
Rosen also dropped a little gem about how he wants 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.
You can and should read the entire interview