WNDU – Notre Dame confirms to WNDU-TV that starting quarterback Everett Golson is no longer enrolled at the university. It’s news WNDU first broke just after 10pm. Rumors began percolating on social media sites like Twitter late Saturday afternoon. In a phone interview, university spokesman Dennis Brown told NewsCenter 16, “Federal and school privacy laws preclude us from issuing any further comment at this time.” Golson burst onto the scene in 2012 as Notre Dame’s starting quarterback, leading the Irish to an undefeated regular season and a trip to the BCS National Championship game.
While Notre Dame is giving no indication one way or another, it is certainly possible Golson could return to the University in the future. That has happened before when basketball player Kyle McAlarney was expelled from the university and later returned after sitting out a semester. Before spring practice, it was announced that Gunner Kiel had decided to transfer from Notre Dame. Kiel is headed to Cincinnati. Golson’s departure leaves Notre Dame with three scholarship players on the roster–Tommy Rees, Andrew Hendrix and Malik Zaire.
Is that bad? To lose your starting QB in May? Who just led you to the BCS title game last year? I don’t know, I’m no expert, but I hear that losing your quarterback like this isn’t really good for the team.
I will say though, that if it’s between cheating on a test or getting exposed for dating a fake dead cancer ridden girlfriend, Everett Golson definitely got the better of the Notre Dame scandals.