Former Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback Everett Golson is officially headed to Florida State, but apparently that wasn’t his top choice.
Speaking to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman, Golson stated how he wanted to transfer to Texas and play for the Longhorns, but Notre Dame blocked the transfer due to the fact that both teams open the upcoming season against each other in South Bend.
“I would’ve definitely entertained it, but just knowing that I couldn’t, it kinda limited me,” Golson said. “It was pretty awkward, but it was kind of expected. It would’ve been interesting to see Texas. They (Notre Dame) basically limited me to the schools that we wouldn’t play. I wasn’t really surprised by it.
…I just kinda left it alone. The biggest thing for me was I wanted to be somewhere down south, too. They didn’t necessarily block me from something I was strongly considering except maybe Texas.”
Rules are rules, but it seems borderline immature on Notre Dame’s part that it wouldn’t let Golson go to a program he liked just because the two teams happen to play each other this season. I mean, if anything, it would have made for a great pregame storyline.
But Golson will instead head to the Seminoles and try to keep the winning culture alive in the absence of former Heisman winner Jameis Winston, now of the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He threw for 5,850 yards and 41 touchdowns in two years with Notre Dame, and also ran for 581 yards and 14 scores. Needless to say, he has the opportunity to do great things with Florida State.
Florida State opens the season on September 5, playing Texas State in Tallahassee.
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