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Everett Golson | Quarterback

Team: Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Age / DOB:  (21) / 1/2/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200

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Notre Dame will play both redshirt junior Everett Golson and redshirt freshman Malik Zaire at QB in the school's bowl game against LSU.
The old saying goes, "if you have two quarterbacks, you don't have one." Golson has turned the ball over far too many times this season and has put extra stress on his offensive line due to needless pocket movement. Zaire is an unknown commodity right now but did spell Golson in the school's final game of the season against USC. LSU's defense is not as talented as it has been in the past. Dec 16 - 9:33 AM
Source: CSN Chicago

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Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said redshirt junior QB Everett Golson and freshman QB Malik Zaire will engage in a "true competition" for the starting job prior to the Music City Bowl Dec. 30 vs. LSU.

"There's a way I want that position to operate, and it's going to operate the way I want it to operate," Kelly said. "If you operate it the way I want it done, you'll be the starting quarterback at Notre Dame." The Irish have eight practices until game day. Golson's season has come off the rails, leading Kelly to insert Zaire in the first half of the Irish's loss to USC. Zaire led to the team to its only two touchdowns, bolstering his argument. While Golson had 37 touchdowns (29 throwing, eight rushing), this season, he also committed a devastating 22 turnovers (14 interceptions and eight fumbles). One interesting subplot: Golson has applied for a draft evaluation, so we know that he's at least considering the possibility of leaving school after this season. If Golson loses his job, and the draft board advises him to return to school, as expected, don't be surprised if he bolts as a graduate transfer.
Source: CSN Chicago
Dec 9 - 12:21 AM

Notre Dame redshirt junior QB Everett Golson requested an evaluation from the NFL Draft Advisory Board.

The advisory board has changed protocols since last season. Interested players will now be disseminated a grade of first round, second round or neither. Players who are told "neither" will be advised to return to school. In the case of Golson, expect him to be told to return to school. Whether he listens or not is an entirely different situation. Golson is currently in a dogfight with Malik Zaire for his own school's starting quarterback gig. If he loses, it's difficult to envision Golson returning to South Bend. Obviously transferring is another option.
Source: CSN Chicago
Dec 8 - 5:32 PM

Notre Dame and LSU will play in the Music City Bowl on Dec. 30.

Draft-eligible talent wise, LSU has really taken a step back this season. However, they do have one of the top tackle prospects in aggressive La'El Collins. Notre Dame has a number of prospects who could declare, including Everett Golson and Ronnie Stanley, Josh Norris' top OT.
Dec 8 - 10:48 AM's Bucky Brooks believes "NFL scouts will have to pore over the tape to see if [Notre Dame redshirt junior QB Everett Golson] is worthy of draft consideration at this point."

"It's amazing how quickly fortunes can change in college football when you're a quarterback at a high-profile program," Brooks wrote. "In a matter of a few weeks, Golson went from Heisman Trophy contender to likely backup quarterback following a series of turnover woes that culminated in his benching against USC." Golson finished the season with 14 interceptions and eight fumbles. If HC Brian Kelly commits to ballyhooed youngster Malik Zaire, it'll be interesting to see if Golson opts for the NFL, transfers, or sticks around to compete.
Dec 1 - 10:27 PM

Notre Dame redshirt junior QB Everett Golson "continued his decline Saturday against USC" on Saturday, wrote's Daniel Jeremiah.

Golson, who was benched in the game for Malik Zaire after completing seven passes for 75 yards and a pick, is no longer seen as the intriguing 2015 draft prospect many saw a little over a month ago. "It's clear that he has lost confidence," Jeremiah wrote. "Golson isn't feeling pressure in the pocket, and he's not throwing the ball accurately."
Dec 1 - 7:29 PM

Notre Dame redshirt junior QB Everett Golson has been benched in favor of Malik Zaire after turning the ball over multiple times against USC.

Golson threw an interception, which went through his receiver's hands, and also fumbled after holding onto the football for far too long in the pocket. Zaire entered the game down 35-0. It will be interesting if this quarterback order continues, like in the bowl game. If so, Golson could jump to the NFL a season early.
Nov 29 - 5:41 PM

Notre Dame redshirt junior QB Everett Golson completed 16-of-24 passes for 236 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 31-28 loss to Louisville.

Earlier this week, CBS Sports' Dane Brugler called Golson "Mr. Turnover." Golson had some ugly plays on Saturday, but he was largely able to minimize the typical mistakes. His body language was horrific before halftime, though, particularly after a play in which he spun away from several defenders in the backfield, only to fumble the ball backward fifteen yards. Notre Dame eventually fell on the fumble and ended up in a 3rd-and-38. Head coach Brian Kelly could be seen in replays yelling the word "Why?" as though he was being tortured. Golson settled down eventually and almost led the Fighting Irish back to a win. When he's not turning the ball over, Golson's an intriguing athletic talent who has the requisite arm strength. It's unfortunate for his draft status that every game seems to have several "why?" plays.
Nov 22 - 7:46 PM

Notre Dame redshirt junior QB Everett Golson has been "Mr. Turnover" over the last seven games, writes CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

Golson has 12 interceptions and 10 fumbles (seven lost) during that span. Bad news, that, because Notre Dame hosts Louisville and NCAA interception leader Gerod Holliman (13 picks) on Saturday. It's a good challenge for Golson, an interesting prospect who must play more consistently to transcend to an "impact" prospect. Brugler praised the signal-caller's "NFL skills," which come in the package of "his arm strength and athleticism."
Source: CBS Sports
Nov 20 - 8:58 PM

Notre Dame HC Brian Kelly said that redshirt junior QB Everett Golson (shoulder) should be able to practice with no limitations this week.

Golson sprained the AC joint in his throwing shoulder in Saturday's loss to Northwestern. He remained in the game after the injury occurred. On Tuesday, Kelly told reporters that Golson was not showing any ill effects from the injury. The quarterback should be able to practice this week and, barring any setbacks, is expected to play against Louisville.
Nov 18 - 5:08 PM

Notre Dame redshirt junior QB Everett Golson sprained his right shoulder during Saturday's loss to Northwestern.

The injury is to Golson's AC joint. He finished the game completing 21 of 40 passes for 287 yards with three touchdowns and one interception and adding his customary fumble. Head coach Brian Kelly first told reporters he has not spoken to Golson about the injury but added the quarterback did not complain about it during the game. Notre Dame faces Louisville next.
Source: ESPN
Nov 17 - 9:53 AM

Notre Dame redshirt junior QB Everett Golson suffered a sprained shoulder in Saturday's tilt with Northwestern.

Golson completed 21-of-40 passes for 287 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. The redshirt junior also fumbled once in the game, giving him nine fumbles on the season. Said Kelly, "There were certainly a couple of throws when he first did it where he put the ball into the ground. You could see that [the shoulder] affected him then. He said he was fine after that but obviously we missed some throws, especially in overtime."
Nov 16 - 4:52 PM

Notre Dame redshirt junior QB Everett Golson completed 21-of-40 passes for 287 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in Saturday's 43-40 overtime loss to Northwestern

Golson started off the game with a bang, rushing for a 61-yard touchdown in the opening series. He was limited to just 17 yards on the ground the rest of the way. All three of Golson's touchdown passes went to receiver William Fuller. A recent spate of turnovers, lowlighted by four interceptions against Arizona State, has hurt Golson's draft stock, but if he can have more games like Saturday's and show an intelligence to correct mistakes it would go a long way to reassuring NFL teams.
Nov 15 - 8:45 PM

Notre Dame redshirt junior QB Everett Golson's lack of consistency and his tendency to turn the ball over" is hurting his draft stock, according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"Listing Golson as a "faller" this week might be a little too obvious, but it's impossible to ignore the lack of consistency and his tendency to turn the ball over," Brugler writes. The Notre Dame prospect was 22-of-41 for 446 yards, with two touchdowns and four interceptions in Saturday's 55-31 loss to Arizona State. Brugler notes that Golson, "has impressive arm talent and intriguing intangibles, but if he "isn't able to rectify the miscues, it's tough to believe he can fix the problem in the NFL."
Source: CBS Sports
Nov 11 - 3:32 PM analyst Bucky Brooks wrote that Notre Dame redshirt junior QB Everett Golson has "shown a propensity to turn the ball over."

Golson's responsible for more turnovers than a bakery these days, with 17 over his last six games. These issues were easy to overlook when Golson was leading the Fighting Irish to some impressive wins and near-wins and was making highlight reel plays with his arm and feet. Everything came to a stumbling halt against Arizona State on Saturday, when Golson threw four interceptions and lost a fumble. analyst Brooks said that turnovers like these would "drive NFL coordinators crazy." Unlike Florida State's Jameis Winston, Golson's overall talent probably isn't overwhelming enough to keep turnovers from causing legitimate concern on draft boards.
Nov 10 - 9:14 PM