Josh Rosen did something yesterday that he hasn’t done since September 3rd.
No, he didn’t lead another 35-point come-from-behind win. He tweeted.
Rosen, who has set the internet ablaze with some of his previous forays into social media, had been radio silent on Twitter since the day of the Texas A&M game.
But, yesterday, he appeared to be so frustrated by reports that he has decided to turn pro that he took to the site to state that the reports are what he called “false news.”
Please stop reporting false news. I have not made any significant decisions and do not plan on it any time soon. All you guys are doing is making me answer calls and texts from concerned friends and family members.— Josh Rosen (@josh3rosen) December 7, 2017
This is interesting on several fronts.
First, the fact that Rosen has not tweeted all season would seem to show that Rosen has made a concerted effort to stay off the medium in the hope of avoiding another controversy.
Previously, he has drawn attention to himself with several of his tweets.
Secondly, his use of the phrase “false news” instead of the phrase “fake news”, which has permeated our culture appears to have been a deliberate attempt to not use the phrase.
Thirdly, I think it we can take Rosen at his word that he hasn’t made up his mind yet as to what to do and that could bode well for UCLA Bruins football.
For a long time, I’ve had a hunch that Rosen may opt to return for his senior season and, ultimately, it may make some sense for him considering the fact that he lost half of last season due to his shoulder surgery and several games this season due to a concussion.
Ultimately, though, Rosen will sit down and make up his mind as to whether he will return or not and when he announces that decision, we will let you know. In the meantime, we will do our best to steer clear of any “false news.”