Posted July 08, 2013

Everett Golson says he’ll return to Notre Dame in the spring

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Everett Golson said he plans on returning to Notre Dame in the spring. (Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Everett Golson said he plans on returning to Notre Dame in the spring after being suspended for “poor academic judgment.” (Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Quarterback Everett Golson said in an interview that he will return to Notre Dame next spring after being suspended by the school for what it called “poor academic judgment.”

“I will be returning in the spring, that’s pretty much it,” Golson told Myrtle Beach, S.C., television station WPDE while in town for a charity basketball tournament.

“I’ve been working out, keeping my head up. I’ve had a little adversity but I’ve learned you can’t sit down and just take that, you got to pick yourself back up and keep going forward and continue doing what you were doing and everything is going to work itself out in the end.”

Golson led the Fighting Irish to a 12-0 record last season and an appearance in the BCS National Championship Game, in which it was routed by Alabama.

In late May, Notre Dame announced that it had suspended Golson for the 2013 fall semester for “poor academic judgment.” Notre Dame said Golson had an opportunity to regain his eligibility for the next term.

In mid-June, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly announced that Tommy Rees would start at quarterback this season.


4 comments
Azeron
Azeron

We're not sure what he did.  He may have simply stopped going to class...  

poindexterregan
poindexterregan

"Poor academic judgment"..........sounds like cheating of some sort to me.

Craig
Craig

I could be wrong, but at this point I'm betting "...continue doing what you were doing..." is not a plan for success.  It seems evident that that plan resulted in him being suspended, so doing more of that is unlikely to help the situation.  Maybe something along the lines of "pick yourself back up and recognize that if you want to get somewhere you need to accept some responsibility for your own actions and get your rear in gear."

Yeah, that sounds like a better plan...at least to me.

KeysSteven
KeysSteven

@Azeron Maybe, but he'd likely air that out publicly ("class") to nix speculation about the dreaded cheating possibility.  I strongly discourage the practice but 'cutting classes' is pretty low on the totem pole of academic indiscretions.  It can even help 'recharge the batteries' if done selectively. 

Having written that, I give Everett kudos for getting back on the horse.  Can't be easy and goes back to that "judgment" thing, this time, positively.