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Everett Golson | Quarterback

Team: Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Age / DOB:  (22) / 1/2/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200

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According to Brett McMuprhy, 24 schools (six in the SEC) have expressed interest in Notre Dame redshirt junior QB Everett Golson if he decides to transfer.
LSU has already been linked to Golson, and we would expect South Carolina (his home state) and North Carolina (where he first committed) to be brought up during the process. Golson will not graduate until this spring, but he will be eligible to immediately transfer and play once doing so. We really like Golson's traits but the total package has not been consistent. Jan 12 - 10:51 AM

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Notre Dame HC Brian Kelly said Thursday that he expects Notre Dame redshirt junior QB Everett Golson to remain at school and compete for the starting job in 2015.

"I’ve talked to Everett. Everett needs to come back and go through spring ball," Kelly said. "He’s ready to compete, and he will compete in the spring. He’s going to graduate in the spring, and that’s going to allow him to leave his options open. But I expect him to be back (for the fall of 2015) and competing for the starting positions." If you'll notice, Kelly allowed for the possibility of a transfer. We still see that as the most logical end game here. Malik Zaire will likely enter spring practices as the favorite to start. If Golson had no pro future, sticking around to share time might be in his best interest. But he'll enter next year with Day 3 grades and the possibility to work his way into Day 2 with a great season. Why not transfer to a school with a QB opening and a style that fits your game, as Russell Wilson -- whom Golson is often compared to -- once did?
Jan 8 - 11:08 PM

Any reports of Notre Dame redshirt junior QB Everett Golson considering a transfer to another program are untrue, according to independent QB coach George Whitfield.

"I've been in close contact with him & his family and he's a Domer!" Whitfield tweeted. Golson and Whitfield have worked together for quite some time, specifically when Golson took a semester off due to academic issues. We still think there is a strong chance Golson transfer sonce graduating from Notre Dame this May.
Jan 6 - 10:21 AM

Notre Dame redshirt junior QB Everett Golson has reached out to LSU about a potential graduate transfer, according to beat writer Jim Kleinpeter.

Notre Dame just played LSU in their bowl win, in which Golson saw a few snaps as the No. 2 quarterback. He is on pace to graduate in May and will likely transfer if Malik Zaire is starting for the Irish next season, which is expected. "LSU is exploring the possibility but would have to obtain a waiver from the conference office since Golson was declared academically ineligible for the 2012 season," Kleinpeter writes. Golson would be eligible to play immediately, and we think he is far better than Anthony Jennings.
Source: NOLA
Jan 5 - 2:30 PM

Notre Dame redshirt junior QB Everett Golson intends to return to school this spring and is on track to graduate in May, according to Pete Sampson.

If Golson graduates this spring, it would open up a possible graduate transfer to another program. Brian Kelly went with freshman Malik Zaire in the school's bowl game and used Golson sparingly, likely due to the QB's 22 turnovers this year. Call us crazy, but we still like the tools Golson presents. He can absolutely start for another big program.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 01:44:00 PM

Notre Dame HC Brian Kelly told reporters he has still not determined who will start at QB for the school's bowl game against LSU.

"Both are getting quality reps. I probably have to make it here in the next 24 hours," Kelly explained. "They’re both going to play, and I’m just going to have to just get a feel for it and the flow of the game." Notre Dame faces the Tigers on Tuesday, Dec. 30. Everett Golson was the school's starter all season long, but Kelly frequently commented on the number of turnovers Golson contributed to and inserted Malik Zaire in the blowout loss to USC.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 12:57:00 PM

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.
Source: CSN Chicago
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 09:33:00 AM

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
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 12:21:00 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
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 05:32:00 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.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 10:48:00 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.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 10:27:00 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."
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 07:29:00 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.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 05:41:00 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.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 07:46:00 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
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 08:58:00 PM