Notre Dame will be enjoying the return of quarterback Everett Golson to the school’s football program next spring, according to the currently suspended passer. He told WPDE in Myrtle Beach, S.C. of his intentions, via ESPN:
“I will be returning in the spring, that’s pretty much it,” Golson told WPDE in his hometown, where he was attending a charity basketball tournament.
Golson was the first-year quarterback who helped Notre Dame return to the state of prominence the program enjoyed for decades. As young as he is, the mobile signal-caller was expected to show vast improvement in leading the Irish to another big year in 2013.
Golson, however, was suspended for the entire 2013 season after displaying “poor academic judgment.”
“I’ve been working out, keeping my head up,” Golson said. “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 started 11 games as a redshirt freshman in 2012-13, leading the Golden Domers to the BCS national championship game against Alabama. On the year, he completed 187 of 318 passes for 2,405 yards and 12 touchdowns with six interceptions. Showing off the mobility that gives him the potential to be a real star in the future, Golson also rushed for 298 yards and six scores last season.
In his absence, coach Brian Kelly has already announced that senior Tommy Rees will be the team’s starter in 2013.