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Josh Rosen says college football and studying are incompatible – Los Angeles Times

Just when it seemed as if the world might be spared another Josh Rosen think piece with the UCLA quarterback having gone into scramble-from-the-media mode, Bleacher Report released an interview Tuesday in which Rosen provided his opinion on what he considers the lunacy of playing college football while also slogging through schoolwork at a major university.

“Look, football and school don’t go together,” Rosen told the website last spring. “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.”

Perhaps it’s a good thing the Bruins don’t have the Crimson Tide on their schedule this season. Rosen said he had trouble juggling his football practice schedule with his intended coursework and when there was a conflict, football prevailed.

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