A helmet-t0-helmet hit knocked Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson out of last Saturday’s game against Stanford, meaning that Tommy Rees once again had to come in and finish a game for the Irish this season. During his Sunday teleconference, coach Brian Kelly said that the hit resulted in a “mild” concussion for Golson.
However, Golson could be cleared early this week.
“We really can’t do anything with him physically until all the symptoms have been cleared, and then there’s the cognitive testing that has to take place,” Kelly said. “So our general protocol is we expect him tomorrow to be able to pass his cog test. If he does that, then we begin light exercise. If there’s no reoccurrence of any headaches then we clear him. If he doesn’t get cleared on Tuesday then we repeat the process and we continue with it.
“So the only thing that would be at risk here is if he’s not cleared for Tuesday, then he loses a lot of rep work on Tuesday. It doesn’t mean that he couldn’t still be a starter for us if he practices Wednesday and Thursday.”
Notre Dame hosts BYU next.
A little over two months after getting the boot from Syracuse, Ashton Broyld has found himself a new college football home.
Multiple outlets have picked up on the fact that Broyld is now playing for Div. II West Georgia. Broyld left the Orange listed as a running back, but is playing wide receiver according to the team’s official roster.
There was already a familiar face in the locker room upon Broyld’s arrival as Wayne Williams is playing defensive tackle for the Wolves. Williams announced in late June that he had decided to transfer out of Scott Shafer‘s ‘Cuse program.
“I checked in on them,” Shafer said of his two former players Thursday. “I’m happy to see those guys are still playing football.”
In 2013, Broyld led the team in both receptions (52) and receiving yards (452). Broyld was the Orange’s leading receiver through the first three games last season before a lower-leg injury caused him to miss eight of the last nine games.
In late July, Broyld was dismissed for violating unspecified team rules.
In the midst of reports that he had a physical altercation with one of his Tennessee players during summer camp this year, Butch Jones labeled the speculation “absolutely ridiculous.”
Apparently, his bosses agree with the head coach.
At a board meeting Thursday, UT-Knoxville chancellor Jimmy Cheek stated that he and athletic director Dave Hart had done their “due diligence” in investigating the accusations that Jones and senior offensive lineman Mack Crowder were involved in some type of physical skirmish during practice this past August. The end result of interviews with Jones, coaches and players was the conclusion that there was nothing to the reports and message-board rumors.
“There’s been a lot of rumor and misinformation on social media and message boards about an alleged incident during football practice,” Cheek said according to GoVols247.com‘s Wes Rucker. “It’s not our practice to respond to rumors, but I thought it was important to let you know that we’ve done our due diligence and Dave Hart and I are very confident there was no inappropriate conduct with any players or coaches.”
Shortly after Cheek spoke at the board meeting, Crowder took to Twitter with a series of missives that speaks around the issue.