Source: Bleacher Report
One of the best QB’s of the 2016 season is already making headlines.
We all remember this all time great tweet from Ohio State QB Cardale Jones:
Well UCLA quarter back had a similar answer in an interview with Bleacher Report. When asked about how a student-athlete balances school and football he had this to say:
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.
Tell it like it is Josh. He goes on to talk about how some players are just trying to get to the NFL and how the school should prepare these student-athletes for more than just eligibility and how he wants to own the world.
Honestly I have to say I agree with Josh. I knew a few athletes in college that were pursuing engineering and stem degrees, IIRC, there was a lineman at Stanford that wanted to be a doctor. But on the other hand you have a bunch of sports management, communications and hotel management degrees.
Yes, we need people to earn those degrees, but to be honest, I don’t think a star RB on a SEC team is doing a communications degree to get a job in that field. He would rather be a 2 and done, 1st pick in a NFL draft, with nothing to go to after he retires from football. Rosen is right, by saying that the universities make hundred of millions of dollars from these STUDENT-athletes. The least they can do is help prepare them for a life after football.