Notre Dame Football: Everett Golson to Transfer


Golson to transfer from Notre Dame

In a shocking bit of news…okay, it really might not be if you’ve been following the situation,

Everett Golson

has officially announced he will be transferring from Notre Dame following his graduation this semester. The news may have come as a bit of surprise, as head coach

Brian Kelly

had on several occasions said he believed Golson would return for his final season. But in this era of college quarterbacks, it’s hard to predict what will happen.

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Golson explained his decision to Fox Sports on Thursday in the following statement.

"“After much thought, prayer and discussion with my family, I have decided that it is in my best interest to graduate from Notre Dame and transfer to another school effective immediately,” Golson said.“I would like to thank everyone at Notre Dame for the opportunity to compete at the highest level of college football, but most importantly to obtain my degree from one of the finest universities in the country. To all the Fighting Irish fans I want to thank you for your support over the past four years and let you know I truly love Notre Dame! To my former teammates, who I will miss tremendously, I wish much success in the future and will be your biggest fan from afar.“I will have no further comment at this time and ask that you respect my time as I figure out this life changing moment. God has a plan for each of us and I ask for your prayers as I move forward in this new journey in my life!”"

This outcome has always been a possibility. While Kelly believed both quarterbacks could flourish, and it was possible, my belief is that Golson may have had this intention all along if not named the starter after the Blue-Gold game. It wasn’t in Kelly’s best interest to name one of them “the guy” if they really weren’t, so it played out as well as it could.

Rumors will now swirl as to where he may be going, as his given no indication thus far on his intentions. The SEC seems unlikely, due to his academic suspension in 2013.

The positive though in all of this, is that in the end Golson returned to school after his suspension to get his degree from the University of Notre Dame. I believed at the time he made the right decision and showed great maturity in a tough situation, one that he could have simply run away from then. So I believe he’s making the best decision once again.

We’ll continue to have more coverage and updates on this story as it develops.

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