According to reports from ESPN indicating they received an e-mail from the University of Notre Dame, quarterback Everett Golson is no longer an enrolled student or member of the Fighting Irish.
The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Golson is not enrolled because of an academic violation, but that was not confirmed by the University due to Federal Law and their own policies.
Golson helped lead the Irish to the BCS National Championship game last year as a redshirt freshman, and finished the season with 2,405 yards passing, 12 touchdowns, and six interceptions. This is a player that was expected to make huge strides from year one to year two, and help the Irish get back into the BCS. He showed great promise in his freshman season, and looked like he could be one of the top up-and-coming quarterbacks in the country, but now his college football future is up in the air.
Tommy Rees, who was replaced by Golson in the starting lineup, is the most experienced quarterback on the Notre Dame roster. He will likely take over as the starter. They also have fourth year junior Andrew Hendrix and the sixth ranked QB in this year’s recruiting class, Malik Zaire.
Notre Dame certainly wasn’t known for their offense last year, but Golson gave them a guy who could make plays with his arms or legs. This is a big blow to the Irish.