Everett Golson Transferring From Notre Dame to LSU?
By Jason McIntyre
Everett Golson, the Notre Dame senior QB who has one more year of eligibility left in South Bend, could declare for the NFL draft in the coming weeks.
Or how about this – he chooses neither and instead … transfers to LSU?
In a major surprise, The Times Picayune is reporting that Golson has reached out to LSU about possibly transferring to Baton Rouge. The Irish just beat the Tigers in a bowl game, so perhaps that’s when the connection happened. It’s clear that coach Brian Kelly has soured on the turnover-prone Golson, and heading into next year, sophomore Malik Zaire is going to be the QB.
Of course, it could be a win-win for both parties. The Irish have been sick of Golson’s inconsistency for much of the season, with a 4-interception, 2-fumble disaster in Arizona State being the tipping point. Kelly was visibly angry with Golson to reporters after the game.
LSU had its own QB troubles this season. Sophomore Anthony Jennings was supposed to have a breakthrough season, but he flopped miserably, completing just 48 percent of his passes. True freshman Brandon Harris looked decent at times, but he was so awful against Auburn that he barely played the rest of the season. The pair was expected to battle for the job in the Spring.
Golson at times looked like a pro prospect leading Notre Dame to the Championship game a couple years ago against Alabama, but then his academic suspension last year may have slowed down his progress. Quick on his feet with a big arm, he seemed less sure of himself this year and was far too nonchalant with the ball while struggling to read defenses late in the season.
LSU joins another SEC power that is unhappy with its young QBs, and could be guided by a veteran transfer: Ole Miss and Clemson castoff Chad Kelly.
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