Another former Notre Dame player has decided to finish his football career at Cincinnati, as tight end Jake Golic has decided to play for the Bearcats, Golic’s father Mike announced today on his ESPN radio show “Mike and Mike.”
The 6-4, 245-pound Connecticut native earned his undergraduate degree from Notre Dame and will be eligible to play immediately for Cincinnati, where he will join former ND teammate Gunner Kiel. Kiel, though, will have to sit out the 2013 season due to NCAA transfer rules.
The arrival of Golic really addresses a need for head coach Tommy Tuberville and the Bearcats because they lost first-team All-Big East selection Travis Kelce to the NFL Draft recently. Senior Blake Annen, who had just one reception for two yards in 2012, was the team's top returning tight end.
Golic played in two games for the Fighting Irish in 2012 and did not record a catch, although he played on special teams. He was stuck behind prolific Irish tight ends Kyle Rudolph and Tyler Eifert throughout his career in South Bend.
Brother Mike Golic, Jr. recently signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent.