Quarterback Everett Golson no longer enrolled at Notre Dame
BY LaMOND POPE Sun-Times Media May 25, 2013 10:32PM
Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson passes during the second half of their NCAA college football game against Southern California, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Updated: June 28, 2013 6:37AM
Quarterback Everett Golson is no longer enrolled at Notre Dame, university spokesperson Dennis Brown confirmed in an email Saturday.
Brown also wrote that federal law and Notre Dame policies precluded the university from discussing specifics.
The announcement comes two weeks after students finished finals.
The loss of Golson would be a major blow to Notre Dame’s offense.
In his first year as a starter, Golson helped the Irish reach the BCS title game, where Notre Dame lost to Alabama. It was Notre Dame’s only loss of the season. Golson’s 10 straight wins to begin his career are the second-most in school history.
Golson did not see playing time in 2011. He appeared in 12 games and started 11 in 2012. Golson completed 58.8 percent of his passes for 2,405 yards, 12 touchdowns and six interceptions.
He also rushed for 298 yards and a team-leading six scores.
This spring, quarterback Gunner Kiel transferred to Cincinnati. Kiel did not take a snap at Notre Dame.
Notre Dame has senior Tommy Rees and Andrew Hendrix and freshman Malik Zaire as scholarship quarterbacks on the roster. Rees is the most experienced of the group. He has appeared in 33 games and thrown for 4,413 yards and 34 touchdowns. Rees started 12 games in 2011 and threw for 2,871 yards and 20 touchdowns. He appeared in 11 games and made two starts last season. He passed for 436 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Last year, he led the Irish into position for a game-winning field goal against Purdue.