Well, in an interesting turn of events for Notre Dame, their starting quarterback is no longer enrolled at the school anymore. Everett Golson has left the school with speculation that the reason may be academic failures. The news first broke in the South Bend Tribune newspaper and WNDU-TV in South Bend.
“Everett is not enrolled at Notre Dame. Federal law and our own policies preclude us from discussing specifics,” wrote Dennis Brown in an email. Brown is the assistant vice principle for public information and communications. He has declined all other questions, even when asked if their football coach, Brian Kelly, would be giving any statements or not.
It is unknown if Everett Golson will be returning in the fall. If he doesn’t return, Tommy Rees could be the next in line for the starting quarterback position. Everett Golson has been a key player for the team, leading them to an undefeated season taking them to the national championship game where they lost to the Alabama Crimson Tide 42-14.
Everett Golson started eleven out of twelve games averaging 174.2 total yards in the first six games in 2012, but 278.2 in the last five games. He completed a total of 58.8% of all of his passes for 2,405 yards, he had twelve touchdowns and six interceptions while running for 298 yards. He was a crucial component that led the team to the BCS National Championship game last season. However, last month he went six for thirteen for 98 yards with an interception in their spring game. He was also sacked three times. He made statements after the game that he was dissatisfied with himself and the offence and said, “I know for my part there were a lot of plays there I was missing.”
Many are speculating that the position of starting quarterback may not fall in to Rees’ hands, saying that this spots opens up the possibility for Gunner Kiel to return. But it still isn’t official that Everett Golson is out for the 2013 year, he may be eligible to enroll, we just don’t know yet. His father even took to Twitter stating that he even has no idea about what is going on.