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Everett Golson

  1. Spring solutions: Quarterbacks

    Feb 16, 2015, 2:20 PM EST

    Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

    One of the most impressive statistical seasons in school history was flushed down the toilet when Everett Golson could not stop turning the football over. With fumbles, poor decision-making and some plain bad luck plaguing Golson’s otherwise exceptional season, Brian Kelly chose Malik Zaire to be his starter for the Music City Bowl.

  2. Even with competition, Kelly expects Golson to return in 2015

    Jan 8, 2015, 2:33 PM EST

    North Carolina v Notre Dame

    As Malik Zaire helped the Irish pull off a critical win in the Music City Bowl, all eyes turned to the quarterback who wasn’t playing. After starting the season’s first 12 games, Everett Golson played a complementary role in the Irish victory, completed some clutch passes down the stretch during Notre Dame’s 31-28 victory.

  3. The Golson transfer rumor mill gets started

    Jan 5, 2015, 6:15 PM EST

    Michigan v Notre Dame

    It took less than a week for the Everett Golson rumor mill to get going. After the ESPN broadcast during the Music City Bowl widely speculated about Golson’s role in the program, a Times-Picayune report claims Golson reached out to LSU about potentially playing out his eligibility for Les Miles and the Tigers.

  4. Five things we learned: Notre Dame 31, LSU 28

    Dec 31, 2014, 12:26 AM EST

    Kyle Brindza, Malik Zaire, Jalen Collins

    The snickering started early. After choosing to receive, Notre Dame fumbled the opening kickoff. They burned their first timeout before running a play. And when Malik Zaire got tracked down in the backfield on his first attempted run, a tidal wave of social media chatter left the Irish for dead.

  5. Counting down the Irish: Final grades, 10-6

    Dec 28, 2014, 12:10 PM EST

    Michigan v Notre Dame

    As we get into our Top 10, we begin to understand why the future is still rather bullish for Notre Dame. The five players listed below all have at least one season of eligibility remaining. That means that a group that performed more than admirably this season will be expected to do even more for the team in 2015. (The entire Top 10 has at least a year of eligibility remaining.)

  6. Irish arrive in Nashville, no decision on starting QB yet

    Dec 27, 2014, 10:28 AM EST

    Malik Zaire, J.R. Tavai

    Notre Dame’s football team arrived for the Music City Bowl on Friday, jetting in from around the country on 19 different flights after spending Christmas with their families. From there, the Irish had their first practice in Nashville, beginning game week preparations with LSU ahead.

  7. Golson and Zaire will share time against LSU

    Dec 16, 2014, 11:40 AM EST

    Rice v Notre Dame

    Brian Kelly will play two quarterbacks against LSU, with both senior Everett Golson and sophomore Malik Zaire getting an opportunity to take on the LSU in the Music City Bowl. After a regular season where Golson served as the starter all 12 games with Zaire only seeing significant action against USC in the finale, both will be utilized in the Irish’s offensive game plan.

  8. Quarterback battle will take center stage

    Dec 8, 2014, 3:51 PM EST

    Rice v Notre Dame

    Throughout spring practice, summer workouts and fall camp, Brian Kelly did everything he could to make us believe a quarterback battle was taking place between Everett Golson and Malik Zaire.

    Twelve games and 22 turnovers later, the Irish finally have one.

  9. Five things we learned: Louisville 31, Notre Dame 28

    Nov 22, 2014, 8:40 PM EST

    Austin Collinsworth, Joe Schmidt

    Kyle Brindza stared down his spot. Envisioned making the kick. Took a final deep breath before waiting for the snap.

    And then he missed it.

  10. The good, the bad, the ugly: Notre Dame vs. Northwestern

    Nov 17, 2014, 1:22 PM EST

    Will Fuller, Nick VanHoose

    A little less than 48 hours after Notre Dame’s loss to Northwestern, it doesn’t seem like too many people are over it. So let’s dispense with the introductions and pull the band-aid.

    Here’s the good, bad and ugly from Saturday’s disastrous 43-40 loss to the Wildcats.

  11. The good, the bad and the ugly: Notre Dame vs. Arizona State

    Nov 10, 2014, 10:54 AM EST

    Lloyd Carrington, Everett Golson

    Give Brian Kelly credit. He found an appropriate nickname for the egg the Irish laid Saturday afternoon, dubbing it, “The Debacle in the Desert” during his Sunday post mortem teleconference. That game shook the core of the Irish, with Everett Golson’s five-turnover afternoon ending Notre Dame’s playoff chances in a first half from hell.

  12. Five things we learned: Notre Dame 49, Navy 39

    Nov 2, 2014, 1:59 AM EST

    Tarean Folston, Parrish Gaines, Daniel Gonzales, George Jamison

    It seemed too easy, didn’t it?

    Notre Dame’s offense was rolling. The Irish were on pace for 860 yards after the first quarter. Looking unbeatable, Everett Golson was throwing strikes, Tarean Folston was cutting through Navy’s defense and Brian VanGorder’s first attempt at slowing down the Midshipmen’s triple-option attack found enough stops to build a 28-7 lead.

  13. Pregame Six Pack: Showdown with the Seminoles

    Oct 17, 2014, 12:41 PM EST

    Rice v Notre Dame

    It wasn’t too long ago that an undefeated Notre Dame team was about to head into some of the most hostile territory in all of college football. A double-digit underdog for a primetime, ESPN game, many expected Brian Kelly’s flawed, but surprisingly undefeated squad to be no match for their opponent. Then the Irish pulled away in a tight game and beat Oklahoma 30-13.

  14. Golson set to challenge Seminole defense

    Oct 16, 2014, 2:32 PM EST

    Stanford v Notre Dame

    It’s clear that Florida State’s defense is showing the appropriate respect for Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson. Just look at who they’re comparing him to.

  15. Five things we learned: Notre Dame 17, Stanford 14

    Oct 4, 2014, 10:25 PM EST

    Stanford v Notre Dame

    Anatomy of a soul-crushing defeat: Back-breaking turnovers. Missed scoring opportunities. Wasted performances. The Irish looked like they had put together the perfect recipe for a painful loss through 57 rain-soaked, wind-swept minutes in Notre Dame Stadium. But Everett Golson and the Irish offense rallied for a game-winning touchdown drive, helping the Irish pull off a wild 17-14 victory over Stanford Saturday afternoon.

  16. The good, the bad, the ugly: Notre Dame vs. Syracuse

    Sep 29, 2014, 11:42 AM EST

    William Fuller, C.J. Prosise

    On second inspection, Notre Dame did some very impressive things in their 31-15 victory over Syracuse. But the head-scratching mistakes that revealed themselves in the season’s fourth game also gave us our first sign of some flaws that many had hoped this young team was past.

  17. Schafer prepares for challenge from Irish offense

    Sep 25, 2014, 12:52 PM EST

    Scott Shafer

    Coming off a difficult loss to Rutgers, Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer doesn’t expect things to get easier this weekend. With the Orange giving up home field advantage as they’ve moved the game to MetLife Field, Syracuse enters the game double-digit underdogs as they prepare to take on a Notre Dame team that’s ranked No. 8 in the country.

  18. Pregame Six Pack: An all Hoosiers Shamrock Series

    Sep 12, 2014, 3:26 AM EST

    Purdue v Notre Dame

    It’s that time of year again. The annual Shamrock Series. For a program built upon tradition and history, consider the Shamrock Series something similar — only started five years ago. (So maybe not that similar at all.)

  19. Pregame Six Pack: Waving goodbye to the Wolverines

    Sep 5, 2014, 2:53 AM EST

    Rice v Notre Dame

    With an online vigil of Irish fans still holding out hope for the university to decide the fate of DaVaris Daniels, Eilar Hardy, Kendall Moore, KeiVarae Russell and Ishaq Williams, the crazy week leading up to the final scheduled meeting between Notre Dame and Michigan continues to take its share of twists and turns.

  20. Rees discussing the the challenge from Mattison’s defense

    Sep 4, 2014, 10:30 AM EST

    Everett Golson

    For Notre Dame’s offense, solving Michigan defensive coordinator Greg Mattison’s schemes are the key to victory. Former Irish quarterback Tommy Rees talks about that challenge.

  21. Five things we learned: Notre Dame 48, Rice 17

    Aug 30, 2014, 9:48 PM EST

    Rice v Notre Dame

    The last stormy, humid season opener at Notre Dame Stadium found an infamous place in the Irish record books. Saturday afternoon’s 48-17 drubbing of Rice will be remembered in a much better light.

  22. Pregame Six Pack: At long last, the season begins

    Aug 29, 2014, 12:34 AM EST

    Brian Kelly

    That took long enough, didn’t it? After far too long, football is back. With a preseason camp that the Irish survived mostly healthy, the biggest hits came off the field. As an academic investigation claimed its fifth player Thursday, let’s run through the Pregame Six Pack to get you ready for Saturday’s kickoff.

  23. Kelly names Golson starting quarterback

    Aug 13, 2014, 1:47 PM EST

    Brian Kelly

    While it may have taken longer than many expected, Brian Kelly named Everett Golson his starting quarterback after practice on Wednesday. The senior beat out sophomore Malik Zaire, who put up a valiant effort.

  24. Counting down the Irish: The Top Five

    Aug 11, 2014, 10:34 AM EST

    Tyler Boyd, Jaylon Smith

    Our annual exercise is over and the result is a Top Five that was as close to consensus as possible. On a roster with unproven talent and unprecedented depth, part of what makes this list interesting and fun is that I put zero qualifications on the logic used to rank players. Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder.

  25. Golson’s return to Elite 11 takes him full circle

    Jul 15, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

    Notre Dame Football Spring Practice

    Everett Golson spent part of last week as a counselor at the Elite 11 quarterback camp, held at Nike’s headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. And while he earned rave reviews for his work on the playing field as an instructor, he also earned more than his fair share of kudos for his maturity off of it.