Ex-Notre Dame QB Everett Golson Transfers to Florida State
The wait to see where college football's most sought after "free agent" will end up is over. According to Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman, former Notre Dame QB Everett Golson has decided to transfer to Florida State.
Golson, you might remember, was the QB when Notre Dame went on to play in the 2013 BCS National Championship against Alabama. However, since that season, Golson's journey has been down hill. Running into academic issues off the field, Golson removed from the team for the 2013 season. But, he would return to the Fighting Irish for the 2014 season where he would lead the team to a 6-0 start. Golson and the Irish would both struggle from there on out, never recovering from that controversial loss to Florida State, making this move all the more ironic. After that terrific start, Notre Dame would go on to finish the season losing five of its last seven games.
It became apparent that Golson was looking to transfer after Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly began sitting him in favor of young signal caller Malik Zaire. After not settling on a QB at the conclusion of the team's spring season, Golson made it official that he would be leaving the program in hopes of heading to a program where he could play immediately.
Many SEC schools were in the running, but Florida State prevailed more than likely due to the fact that it didn't need to be granted a waiver for him to play. Due to Golson's academic issues at Notre Dame, he would've had to have been granted a special waiver had he gone to Alabama or Florida due to the bylaws of the conference.