Everett Golson might be coming back to Notre Dame.
Maybe it won’t come as a big surprise to some people, but Everett Golson isn’t sure what school’s NFL “Pro day” he will participate in this spring. Golson spoke with SportsCenter and stated that he was still taking it over with his agent whether he will attend the Pro Day at Notre Dame or the Pro Day at Florida State.
Everett Golson transferred to Florida State from Notre Dame using the “5th Year Transfer Rule” to play right away for the Seminoles. Golson graduated from Notre Dame in May of 2015 and after not clearly winning the starting job for the Fighting Irish, he announced that he would be leaving.
Golson threw for over 1100 yards and 11 touchdowns as a full time starter for Florida State with a record of 6-1. He lost the starting job to Sean McGuire and then he was a “no show” for the Seminoles Peach Bowl game in which they lost to Houston. Golson missed it for personal reasons and reports stated it was for a funeral.
The question is if Golson should be welcomed back to Notre Dame at all after transferring to Florida State. Should Notre Dame have its arms open for a player that left the school?
I’m not really asking you, I’m setting you up for the answer, and that answer is ABSOLUTELY Notre Dame should welcome back Everett Golson for its Pro Day on March 31. Why would the school not want him to participate? Golson is a graduate of Notre Dame and being a graduate of the school should always allow you the same privileges as any other graduate.
“HE LEFT THE PROGRAM!” you say? Well, what about all of the underclassmen that DIDN’T graduate from the school? They’re leaving the program too- should they be banned from using Notre Dame’s Pro day to better their NFL Draft chances? What if this was a guy like Alex Welch or Andrew Hendrix or any other 5th year transfer Notre Dame has sent off over the years? Would the objections be the same, despite not coming even close to having the same amount of impact while at Notre Dame?
If Everett Golson wants to attend the Pro Day at Notre Dame, then he should, and he should be able to do that without half of the fanbase shouting absurd derogatory remarks his way.