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Notre Dame QB Everett Golson Named Starter, Will Make Run At the Heisman

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QB Everett Golson has had quite the roller coaster ride for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Golson helped lead the team to the national championship just two seasons ago, didn’t play last year and just became the starting quarterback once again. Now that he is the starter again, he will also make a run at the Heisman in the upcoming season.

Although Golson was not able to lead Notre Dame to a victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide in the title game, he still put up decent stats on the season. In 2012-13, Golson threw for 2,405 yards, 12 touchdowns and six interceptions. He also had 298 yards and six TDs on the ground.

Nowhere near Jameis Winston‘s stats from this past season, but still solid for a redshirt freshman.

Golson has had his issues, but he seems more ready than ever and has worked hard to not only get back on the field, but to succeed as the starting QB as well.

He is a long-shot to win the Heisman, but the Fighting Irish should be in the headlines all season long thanks to a brutal schedule. The team will have to play Michigan, Stanford, North Carolina, Florida State, Arizona State, Louisville and USC in 2014-15.

Although another undefeated run will be unlikely in the upcoming season, it certainly is not impossible. Golson has the experience to lead his team to victory.

Players like Winston and Bryce Petty will be in the running for the Heisman all season long, but with a good season, Golson’s name should be in the discussion as well.

Becoming the starting QB (again) is just the beginning for Golson.