Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly announced to the media that quarterback Everett Golson has reapplied to the school. The redshirt sophomore had been out for a year due to an academic issue and this was the expected plan. If his application is accepted, Golson would not be able to play for the team until next season, but he would be able to practice with the team in the practices granted to them for accepting a bowl invitation.
Golson was the main quarterback that was able to lead the Irish to an undefeated regular season record and a bid for the National Championship in which they were ultimately defeated by the Alabama Crimson Tide. While Golson is not the only player different from the Notre Dame roster this season, the difference has been a stark one and the Irish find themselves just 7-3 with two games remaining in the regular season, including this past week’s loss to Pittsburgh.
The hope is that with Golson back in the fold, the Irish can get back to being a more consistent and potent offense that can make them a contender for a championship next year. The Irish are preparing to play BYU this week before they go on the road to play Stanford to finish out their regular season slate.