When last we heard from Kevin Olsen, he and Miami had “parted ways” following some off-the-field incidents. Three months later, the quarterback is looking to restart his playing career on a lower rung of the collegiate ladder.
Proclaiming this as “a second chance,” Olsen announced via Instagram Thursday that he will attempt to salvage his career at Towson. As Olsen’s new school — reportedly as they have not yet announced his addition — plays at the FCS level, he would be eligible to play immediately in 2015.
Olsen was arrested in September 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.
In mid-September, after the arrest and on the heels of what were multiple suspensions, UM announced that Olsen was “no longer a student at the University of Miami.”
Olsen had been involved in the Hurricanes’ quarterback competition throughout this past offseason, a competition that was eventually whittled down to Kansas transfer Jake Heaps and true freshman Brad Kaaya. The latter ultimately won the job, and went on to become one of the best young quarterbacks in any FBS conference.
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.