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Kelly: Everett Golson has reapplied for admission to Notre Dame

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When last we received a significant update on Everett Golson and his quest to return to South Bend, head coach Brian Kelly stated that, if the quarterback is readmitted to Notre Dame, he would be permitted to practice with the team.

Tuesday, the coach confirmed that Golson has taken a major step toward that end.

During his weekly press conference, Kelly acknowledged that Golson has reapplied for admission to the university.  Kelly’s understanding, later confirmed by a school official to the Chicago Tribune, is that a decision from the admissions department on Golson’s application for the spring semester is expected in mid-December.

If Golson is readmitted, he would be permitted to practice with his Irish teammates in the run-up to a bowl game.  Obviously, he would not be eligible to play in the postseason.

In late May, Golson was suspended from the university for what was described as an academic violation.  Speculation subsequently surfaced that cheating was involved, with Golson confirming the rumors by acknowledging he had cheated on a final exam.

Golson, in his first season as the Irish’s No. 1 quarterback in 2012, started 11 of the 12 games in which he played in leading Notre Dame to its first unbeaten regular season in more than two decades and a spot in the BCS title game.  With Tommy Rees taking over under center this season due to Golson’s suspension, the Irish are 7-3.

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13 Responses to “Kelly: Everett Golson has reapplied for admission to Notre Dame”
  1. jdbaker01 says: Nov 19, 2013 2:48 PM

    Let’s not fail to mention how bad Golson and the Irish were beaten by Alabama in the title game. That should be a permanent part of his resume.

    Roll Tide!

  2. amosalanzostagg says: Nov 19, 2013 3:23 PM

    To ND fans,

    I do not share the sentiments of jdbaker01. I am glad that Everett Golson has reapplied to ND and look forward to the QB battle that is forthcoming.


  3. irishdodger says: Nov 19, 2013 3:30 PM


    You obviously can’t control the ignorance of all Bama fans. You, Deb & Norm seem knowledgeable & true CFB fans. The guy whose post you referred to is the stereotype that gives Bama fans a bad name. He didn’t say anything offensive….just not very intelligent & pretty pathetic appearing that is all he has to live for. Anyone that watched that game w/ any football acumen would agree that Golson was the least of ND’s problems on the day of the Bama beatdown. He actually played one of his best games that day when compared to the regular season. IF he comes back, it will be the first year that Kelly will have an experienced signal caller that he recruited to run his offense. ND wasn’t a title contender this year, but they’d be a lot better than a seven win team w/ Golson IMO.

  4. ttalarico says: Nov 19, 2013 3:35 PM

    Well said Irishdodger!

  5. jason1214 says: Nov 19, 2013 3:37 PM

    Not all Bama fans are like jdbaker, that being said ND fans by in LARGE talked a lot of smack up to Bama game last year, so some of course take it too far the other way.
    Yes, the Irish might be better with Golson under C, vs Rees, but Kelly’s O sputters and the D has had their bad moments. You speak of having an experienced signal caller, well Rees has played quite a bit, so I’d say sans loss to Pittsburgh, ND’s record is about right.

  6. mediocrebob says: Nov 19, 2013 3:44 PM

    I’m a diehard Irish fan from Lower Alabama. I recently made the trip to Tuscaloosa for the LSU game. Wore my Irish gear and all fans I encountered were great. There are asshole fans in all fanbases. Some fanbases take pride in being assholes (ohio state). I have nothing but good things to say about bama followers. This guy up top is one of those guys who wasn’t a tide fan when they sucked 10 years ago and doesn’t know how to handle winning.

    Go Irish and hopefully welcome back EG.

    (Btw bud, that was a RS Frosh at QB in that title game. Remember that)

  7. ttalarico says: Nov 19, 2013 5:07 PM

    I was at the NC game last year and I will confirm with mediocrebob that the Bama fans were great at the game. Were there a few that talked “smack”? Of course, but those were the exception.

    I have to disagree with jason1214 on the ND fans taling a lot of smack prior to the game last year. At least I didn’t hear it and I go to almost all the ND games, even to Ireland!

    Go Irish!

  8. crazyfootballfun says: Nov 19, 2013 5:22 PM

    Golson made a mistake, has owned it, and paid a price. Are we or are we not, a nation that gives people 2nd chances? I say we are, and wish him nothing but the best.

  9. bigdinla says: Nov 19, 2013 5:49 PM

    I am all about 2nd chances , but I seriously doubt a regular student would be readmitted. That said wish the kid well. Hope he makes the most of this opportunity.

  10. ttalarico says: Nov 19, 2013 6:06 PM

    I disagree bigdinla. “Regular” students have been readmitted for this at ND and all other universities. The one thing ND does is treat all their students as “regular”. That is why he was kicked out in the first place.

    Now this is another topic but do you really think many major universities would have kicked out their starting QB that just led them to the NC game?

  11. mediocrebob says: Nov 19, 2013 6:09 PM


    Even if that were the case, name another big time program that wouldn’t have just swept this under the rug. He paid the price. The program paid the price. If he doesn’t get re admitted it’s still his fault. But I think his time has been served.

  12. normtide says: Nov 19, 2013 8:24 PM

    I wish the best for this young man and ND. And while I don’t agree with the first post, I worry more about the present/future then the past. I will say there was some smack talk before last year’s game. Remember Catholics vs cousins? Every fan base has those types, you must learn to ignore them. I think ND has played well this year, few teams shine when they lose their starting QB.

  13. oldschool48 says: Nov 20, 2013 4:25 AM

    Decision makers’ criteria: Everett Golson…..Jeremy Hill.

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