And just like that, Kevin Olsen‘s very brief career as a Miami Hurricane football player has come to an end.
Early Tuesday afternoon, Miami confirmed the expected by announcing that the erstwhile UM quarterback no longer a part of either the football team or the university. “Kevin Olsen is no longer a student at the University of Miami. We wish him the very best in the future,” a statement from the school read.
The separation, needless to say, was far from a mutual decision by both parties.
Olsen was arrested very early Monday morning and charged with driving under the influence and possession of a stolen or fictitious driver’s license following a traffic stop. That off-field misstep came a month and a half after it was reported Olsen would be suspended for the opener, reportedly for failing a drug test.
Olsen had been involved in the Hurricanes’ quarterback competition throughout the offseason, which was eventually whittled down to Kansas transfer Jake Heaps and true freshman Brad Kaaya. The latter ultimately won the job.
A four-star member of Miami’s 2013 recruiting class, Olsen was rated as the No. 12 pro-style quarterback in the country. He’s the younger brother of former Hurricanes standout Greg Olsen.
During his two years with the ‘Canes, Olsen did not attempt a pass.