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Golson cleared, will practice with Irish today

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Earlier this week, Ben noted that Notre Dame starting quarterback Everett Golson had been diagnosed with a concussion but was expected to be cleared at some point this week.

Wednesday, that point came.

The Irish announced early this afternoon that Golson had successfully completed concussion testing Tuesday and has been cleared by team doctors to resume activities today.  Part of those activities include participating in practice with his teammates today.

Golson suffered the head injury late in the controversial overtime win over Stanford Saturday on a helmet-to-helmet, and was replaced by bullpen ace Tommy Rees.

The Irish will face BYU in South Bend Saturday, and, barring  a setback the remainder of the week, Golson is expected to be under center as the No. 5 team in the country looks to extend its record to 7-0.

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7 Responses to “Golson cleared, will practice with Irish today”
  1. chicagoirish23 says: Oct 17, 2012 1:41 PM

    I like to hear that EG is ok but if this game has trap written all over it.

  2. tampabayirish says: Oct 17, 2012 2:05 PM

    I agree. Classic trap game sandwiched in between an emotional win and a game against a highly ranked opponent.

  3. irishdodger says: Oct 17, 2012 2:12 PM


    I agree but nowadays the Pollyannas get their panties ruffled if u even hint that ND could lose to an inferior opponent…like its never happened before. ND should take care of business & win convincingly, but they’re still young men w/ distractions & capable of a bad day.

  4. 808raiderinparadise says: Oct 17, 2012 2:21 PM

    NOT a trap game, just another tough game.

    BYU lost to Utah&BSU by a combined 4 points and hung with Oregon State till the 4th quarter.

    They should be 5-1 …

    BYU has some great, great defensive players and ND’s offense is erratic because of Golson’s turnovers and decisons and some questionable playcalling for the kid.

    Interesting watching Teo hosting a LDS school of mormons @ the catholic identity of sports.

    I’m sure Teo will be swallowed up with support from BYU after the game, not too mention plenty of polynesians like himself too.

  5. hor2012 says: Oct 17, 2012 6:12 PM

    Please don’t everybody jump on me for what I’m about to say. But, I truly believe that the Irish are going to win the National Championship this year. Now, I don’t think tha they’re the best team in the Nation but I belive that there won’t be any undefeated teams in the SEC sorry Bama. And, I have the funny feeling that the Rutgers/Louiville winner may run the table and a late loss by Oregon to Oregon ST will push one of them into the title game. If I’m wrong I will be exicited because I would love to see a Duck/ Bama championship game

  6. irishdodger says: Oct 17, 2012 6:58 PM


    I won’t jump on u, but I will completely disagree. A one-loss Bama would still likely go to the NC game. I’m tickled that ND is ahead of schedule compare to where most fans thought they would be this year (I predicted 8-4)….but they’re not ready for a team like Bama. The Tide are stacked 3 deep w/ players that could start at most schools. Rome wasn’t built in a day & ND is not ready for a NC run quite yet. That’s ok…one step at a time. They should get ten wins & qualify for a BCS bowl. If they can draw a KSU or another competitive team, maybe ND finally gets that first BCS win. Then the future looks bright…

  7. olebubba says: Oct 18, 2012 3:11 PM

    When and if the Irish get into a BCS bowl game this year, the only 2 teams I don’t think they match up well against is Alabama & Oregon. Both of those teams scare me, other than that I think they play against and beat any of the other teams.

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