Former Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson is no longer enrolled at the school, and despite his plan to re-enroll after the 2013 fall semester according to the Chicago Tribune’s Brian Hamilton an unidentified SEC program is interested in him.
This should go over well: One person close to #NotreDame program got a call from an SEC team today about Everett Golson. (No, not Ole Miss.)
— Brian Hamilton (@ChiTribHamilton) May 26, 2013
When you help lead Notre Dame to an undefeated regular season in your redshirt freshman season of course teams are going to be interested enough to put a feeler out. My guess is that Mississippi State or Auburn was the team to place the phone call.
Dan Mullen’s Bulldogs were interested in Steven Bench who was transferring from Penn State and for a brief time entertained the thought of another former Fighting Irish quarterback in Gunner Kiel. Mississippi State will have questions at the position when Tyler Russell graduates after this season, and they could lose their top quarterback recruit, Cord Sandberg, to the MLB Draft.
Auburn has a murky quarterback situation heading into Gus Malzahn’s first season as head coach with Kiehl Frazier and Jonathan Wallace doing little in the spring to alleviate concerns at the position. Incoming freshman Jeremy Johnson was Mr. Football in Alabama his senior year in high school, but he is an extremely raw prospect who may need some seasoning before being trusted at the position.
The chances that Golson plays for an SEC school are about as great as I have of suiting up for one. However, Auburn and Mississippi State are the two that need to find answers at the position moving forward more than any other team in the conference. Others have young options at the position they are putting their faith into, or simply put, are dominating on the recruiting trail and don’t need to enter into this circus.
Crazier things have happened and the news that broke Saturday night with Golson is evident that a quiet offseason does not exist. With the SEC getting involved, the real entertainment may just be getting underway.
Can you imagine the fireworks that would ensue if Golson were to suit up for an SEC squad?