“Look,” Rosen told Matt Hayes, “football and school don’t go together. They just don’t.”
He’s right. High-end athletics and school don’t mesh. Not easily, and not without major compromises along the way. Something always has to give.
Blah Blah Blah Blah. Josh Rosen is being a little crybaby here – OF COURSE football and school don’t mix. Athletes only deal with it so they can get to the NFL. Not one coach has ever walked into a recruiting visit and said “our science program will take you to the next level.”
See how ridiculous that sounds? When you have an official visit to a campus, visiting the sororities are more of a priority than seeing the library – That is just plain reality.
Lets sit back and think about this for a minute though – what have been the most notable college dynasty’s in the past 10-20 years? I would have to say USC and Miami. Both of those schools are tremendously tough to get into.
But both schools had big time scandals – That’s because winning is the only thing that matters HELLO! If Saban was at UCLA, they would have flimsy requirements for athletes as well. Because good football puts asses in the seats – ticket sales, and bud lights will get that school millions of dollars – not 3.6 GPA’s.
Josh Rosen could of went to Alabama, he could of went anywhere. He signed that LOI to play at UCLA, he made his own bed. Don’t complain about other schools academic requirements just because UCLA isn’t competing. Stanford, Notre Dame, and USC have it just as tough, if not tougher than UCLA, and they have won a lot more. Stop with the excuses and win football games, it solves all your problems.
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