Brian Kelly Expects Everett Golson To Remain At Notre Dame

Over the past several months, Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson’s name has practically been drowning in rumors regarding his future.

Back in January, CBS Sports’ Tom Fornelli reported that Golson was considering a transfer to LSU, and ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reported that two dozen schools were interested in having the young man from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina transfer to play for them.

Despite all of the rumors, Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly told CSN Chicago’s JJ Stankevitz that he’d be surprised if Golson did indeed transfer.

“If you’re half-in, you kind of see it,” Kelly said. “It would surprise me — I’m not shocked by anything that 18-21 year olds do — but there’s no indication in anything that he’s done would mean that he’s just doing this as a way to go somewhere else.”

Everett Golson had an alright season numbers-wise in his first season back from an academic suspension, throwing for 3,445 yards and 29 touchdowns, but struggled down the stretch as Notre Dame lost five of its last six regular season games.

Ultimately, he was benched for teammate Malik Zaire and did not even start in the Music City Bowl, though he did play as the Fighting Irish knocked off the LSU Tigers, 31-28.

A transfer would certainly make sense for Golson, as he is set to graduate soon and could thus play immediately wherever he went.

There has not been any traction on transfer rumors recently, and even he tried to downplay them with a tweet of his own shortly after the aforementioned Fornelli story broke.

Just the same, Everett Golson’s talent with his throwing arm as well as his legs makes him an intriguing transfer prospect, and this is a story to be watched.

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