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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 head coach Brian Kelly has officially named redshirt junior Everett Golson the team's starting QB.
Kelly apparently made the decision on Tuesday night and told the quarterbacks on Wednesday. Golson was battling Malik Zaire for the job, who reportedly told Kelly he "wasn't happy" with the choice, which the head coach called the "right answer." Golson was the team's starting quarterback on their National Championship Game run but would be sidelined on occasion when Tommy Rees would enter the game. Golson was then suspended for the 2013 season due to academics and re-admitted last December. Known for throwing the football without the laces, Golson has reportedly worked to correct this mechanical flaw in his game. Aug 13 - 1:20 PM

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QB Everett Golson practiced with Notre Dame for the first time in almost a year on Monday.

"I want to say surreal in a sense," Golson said. "I felt accomplished for a split moment, that I went through what I went through and now I'm back and I'm moving forward now and still continuing that process of trying to grind and be better." Golson returned to campus in January after serving a semester-long academic suspension that wiped out his 2013 season. Golson will fight Malik Zaire for the starting QB job. "In some of the film study I had with [Golson], there was definitely a conceptual awareness that he had lacked at some times with the passing game," Irish coach Brian Kelly said. "He clearly has that. It's an easier conversation for him. If I could give you the best way to explain it, it would be when he would explain his progression, it might take him 10 seconds. Well, you've got 2.6 seconds to throw the ball. Now he's precise in his communication."
Mar 3 - 1:20 PM

Notre Dame HC Brian Kelly told reporters redshirt sophomore Everett Golson will not be handed the starting QB job, stating instead he must earn it.

"I know we’re always in this rush to move to Everett, but I just want to caution everybody that we have, I think, a very good quarterback in Malik Zaire as well," Kelly said. "I’m not ready to hand everything over to Everett." Zaire redshirted in 2013 behind Tommy Rees. We still expect Golson to earn the starting job before next season.
Feb 3 - 9:07 AM

Redshirt sophomore QB Everett Golson was re-admitted to Notre Dame on Friday.

Golson was suspended this season for academics. Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly announced last week that Golson will not practice with the team right away. Kelly would prefer at present moment to focus on the players that can participate in the Pinstripe Bowl later this month against Rutgers.
Source: USA Today
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 06:53:00 PM

Redshirt sophomore QB Everett Golson will be re-admitted to Notre Dame on December 13.

"I've been assured that based upon all of the information that has been provided that he's going to be readmitted on Dec. 13, and that information has been provided to admissions," head coach Brian Kelly said. Golson would then likely step foot on campus on December 15, but is not allowed to practice or travel with the school during bowl season. He will likely have redshirt junior status next season.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 02:04:00 PM

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly told the media that redshirt sophomore QB Everett Golson has reapplied to the school.

Golson’s application, which would allow him to enroll for the spring semester, is expected in mid-December, according to Kelly and the Chicago Tribune. This has been the plan all along, and if admitted Golson would be able to practice with the team during their lead up to whichever bowl game they attend. He would not be eligible to play until next season. Golson has been working with George Whitfield in the meantime.
Tue, Nov 19, 2013 03:10:00 PM

Former, and likely future, Notre Dame redshirt sophomore QB Everett Golson has gained 17 pounds since the BCS Championship.

"Golson has also muscled up in his time in California. He played in 2012 at 185 pounds, and was at 190 this summer, but is now up to 202," CBS Sports' Bruce Feldman writes. "He said he plans on getting back to Notre Dame around mid-January." The quarterback has been working with George Whitfield during his time away from Notre Dame. We expect Golson to claim the starting job once returning.
Source: CBS Sports
Sat, Nov 2, 2013 11:50:00 AM

Redshirt sophomore QB Everett Golson is know gripping the football with the laces after working with coach George Whitfield.

Golson, who will likely return to Notre Dame this winter, has been working with Whitfield this semester. The former starting Irish quarterback used throw the football without finding the laces, but that likely hampered his grip and accuracy. We expect Golson to regain his starting spot once rejoining Notre Dame.
Fri, Nov 1, 2013 10:35:00 AM

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said that redshirt sophomore QB Everett Golson can return to practice if he is readmitted into the school.

"He can [practice], but again, a lot of this is theoretical," Kelly said. "If he's admitted back into school on Dec. 15, he would be eligible to practice. So if that's the case, then we would practice him. He would not of course [play in a bowl game]." Notre Dame suspended Golson for the 2013 season due to academic impropriety.
Thu, Oct 31, 2013 10:52:00 PM

While speaking with SI's Andy Staples, former Notre Dame redshirt sophomore QB admitted to cheating on a test in college, which ultimately led to his suspension.

Golson said he wanted to leave it at "poor judgment" regarding a test, but he did acknowledge Staples' inquiry that he cheated. The quarterback did clarify that it was a test situation, and not plagiarism on a paper. Golson has been working with George Whitfield during his time off, and all previous reports have stated he intends on re-enrolling this spring.
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 01:53:00 PM

Former Notre Dame redshirt sophomore QB Everett Golson will not be enrolled at the school during the fall semester.

Golson will instead work with famed QB guru George Whitfield Jr., the private coach of Andrew Luck and Cam Newton. Whitfield has also worked with college stars Johnny Manziel, Tajh Boyd and Logan Thomas. Notre Dame suspended Golson for the 2013 season due to academics. Golson has said that his goal is to return to Notre Dame this winter with the intention of suiting up for the Irish in 2014.
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 02:20:00 PM

Former Notre Dame redshirt sophomore QB Everett Golson said he will return to the Irish this spring.

"I will be returning in the spring, that's pretty much it," Golson told television station WPDE. "I've been working out, keeping my head up. I've had a little adversity but I've learned you can't sit down and just take that, you got to pick yourself back up and keep going forward and continue doing what you were doing and everything is going to work itself out in the end." Golson was suspended for the 2013 season due to poor academic judgment.
Source: ESPN
Sun, Jul 7, 2013 11:14:00 PM

Renowned QB guru George Whitfield could work with former Notre Dame redshirt sophomore Everett Golson this summer, according to ESPN's Joe Schad.

In fact, Schad tweeted that there is a "good chance" it will happen. Whitfield has done wonders for a number of quarterbacks, most recently Tajh Boyd between his sophomore and junior seasons. Whitefield has also worked with Johnny Manziel and Logan Thomas in the last few months.
Tue, Jun 4, 2013 02:41:00 PM

Former Notre Dame redshirt sophomore QB Everett Golson recently visited Riverside (Calif.) City College, according to Brad Hoiseth of

This report was filed at the end of May, but Golson has continued to say that his goal is to return to Notre Dame this winter. If he did choose a junior college, Golson would be given the opportunity to get back on track academically and re-open his recruitment to other NCAA programs.
Tue, Jun 4, 2013 10:00:00 AM

One SEC coach "contacted a person close to the Notre Dame program to inquire" about junior QB Everett Golson, according to Brian Hamilton of the Chicago Tribune.

Hamilton noted that Ole Miss was not the aforementioned program. Although minimal, these inquiries could be a waste of time, as Golson seems prepared to sit out this season and attempt to rejoin the Irish in January.
Fri, May 31, 2013 09:19:00 AM