QB Everett Golson Will Transfer To Florida State University
Former Notre Dame quarterback will be providing his talent for a different team, come the 2015 college football season. Everett Golson, who graduated last Sunday from Notre Dame, will be transferring to Florida State University (FSU) to play his last eligible season with the Seminoles. News initially broke as Golson told Fox Sports.
In a statement, provided by FOX Sports, Golson had stated his gratitude towards the Fighting Irish, but also his future plans.
“The support I’ve received there over the past four years has helped strengthen my integrity, wisdom and character. I would like to thank all of the coaches who spent time speaking with me these past few weeks and considered adding me to their football programs. Their interest and sincerity was truly humbling. After much thought and careful consideration, I will utilize my fifth year of eligibility to join the Florida State University Seminoles. To coach Jimbo Fisher, the Florida State football team, staff, alumni and fans, thank you for allowing me to become part of the Seminoles family. I can’t wait to get started.”
During Golson’s stay with the Fighting Irish, he threw 41 touchdown passes, 5,850 yards, and 20 interceptions. In addition to the passing attack, Golson provided a versatile running threat, rushing for 581 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Even though Golson had graduated, and received his diploma, from Notre Dame, he remains eligible to play college football for the 2015 year. FSU had lost their quarterback in Jameis Winston due to the National Football League (NFL) draft, as he went first overall to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Golson would be expected to replace Winston at the primary position. From what is expected, Golson would not have a guaranteed starting position, as he will have to earn the role.
Combining the forces of Golson and head coach Jimbo Fisher would provide the Seminoles to be threats to capture the ACC Championship yet again, providing that they have won three consecutive titles from 2012-2014. As we know already, Fisher has had a tremendous reputation for producing well-known quarterback products.
The Seminoles’ playbook is no easy task to learn, but with the veteran leadership Golson provides, it should be simple enough for him to be an impacting player on the field. In addition to Golson’s veteran leadership, he has also partook in the National Championship Game in 2013, where the Fighting Irish fell to the Alabama Crimson Tide with a final score of 42-14.
Besides making the National Championship Game, Golson had made additional news headlines in the offseason of 2012. Notre Dame University had suspended Golson due to, “poor academic judgment”. The suspension would last for the 2013 Fall Term.
Some view the transfer similarly to what Seattle Seahawks’ quarterback Russell Wilson had done in his final year of eligibility, when he transferred to Wisconsin.
Ultimately, being able to see Golson unite and play for Fisher is unique. Keep an eye out for the ‘Noles as they look to make a qualifying run for the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship.