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Notre Dame QB Everett Golson ‘grew up’ during suspension

Everett Golson

Quarterback Everett Golson has been both the savior and pariah of Notre Dame football.

It’s been 19 months since Golson was on the field leading the Fighting Irish in the BCS National Championship Game against the Alabama Crimson Tide. A crushing 42-12 loss in the sport’s biggest game wasn’t even the low point for Golson in 2013.

Golson was suspended by the university in May for an academic violation. The quarterback wasn’t reinstated until DecemberUpon his return to the team, Golson said it felt “surreal” and he “felt accomplished for a split moment.”

Golson reestablished himself as the Fighting Irish’s starting quarterback during the offseason, and he talked with NBC’s Doug Flutie about the path his career has taken:

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7 Responses to “Notre Dame QB Everett Golson ‘grew up’ during suspension”
  1. eidolon21 says: Aug 25, 2014 6:57 PM

    typical BS ND spin

  2. Hard On For Harden says: Aug 25, 2014 7:11 PM

    What would you expect since Golson apparently penned this himself?

  3. crazyfootballfun says: Aug 25, 2014 10:41 PM

    Kids make mistakes. Should they be punished forever? He deserves a 2nd shot, and nope, am not a ND fan.

  4. bigedefense says: Aug 26, 2014 2:08 AM


    Please, tell me of this “ND spin” that you speak of. I read an article that simply stated he was suspended, came back & earned the starting spot back.

  5. bigedefense says: Aug 26, 2014 2:19 AM


    I agree with you 100%. I also would add that Golson could have transferred to another school and avoided any possible embarrassment when he returned. Goodness knows we have seen more than a few transfers over the past few years. Golson didn’t do that. He chose the path less taken & came back to face down his mistakes and tackle them. I commend this young man & I would be willing to bet that Everett Golson will be a successful man 20 years from now. More so than student athletes that get into trouble at one school and transfer to another so they can “play ball”. Everett understands what ND means when they say 40 year decision & he embraces it. IMO, college football needs more MEN like Everett Golson.

    Now, come on ND haters, slam at my post. Hahaha! I could care less what those of you that just get on here to bash other schools do. I out grew those childish ways in third grade. Whether ND or any other college, I enjoy college football. I enjoy rooting for my team & not going online to bash other teams.

  6. bigdinla says: Aug 26, 2014 8:50 AM

    We’ll I hope he is being genuine. If he can turn his mistake into a life altering moment good for him. Can’t stand ND, but will give Golson the benefit of the doubt.

  7. canetic says: Aug 26, 2014 9:00 AM

    I’m sure that ND re-admits all the students they catch cheating, even if they can’t play football.

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