At this time last season, Notre Dame Fighting Irish redshirt freshman quarterback Everett Golson had it made. Golson was the starting quarterback at one of the most prestigious programs in college football and was directing the Irish to one of their best seasons in years. The Irish finished the season unbeaten and went to the national championship game where they were crushed by the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Overall, Golson completed 187 of 318 passes for 2,405 yards with 12 touchdowns and six interceptions. He Myrtle Beach, South Carolina native also rushed for 298 yards and six touchdowns on 94 carries.
It all came crashing down in the summer when Golson was expelled from Notre Dame. Rumors swirled that Golson likely cheated on either a test or a paper in some capacity.
On Tuesday, Golson revealed what happened.
Golson told Sports Illustrated he used “poor judgement on a test” and “it wasn’t due to poor grades or anything like that.” Golson wouldn’t directly say he cheated but when he was asked if he cheated, he said “yeah, something like that.”
If Golson gets his act together, he will likely be back at Notre Dame in the fall and that’s clearly where he wants to be.
”My heart was set on going back to Notre Dame,” Golson said. ”Not necessarily to prove (anything) to anybody, just doing it for me. I felt like that’s something that I started and I didn’t want to run away from it and go to a juco or go to another school. I was going to face it.”