South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier said Wednesday that the Gamecocks are not pursuing Golson.
An SEC bylaw could prevent Golson from playing in the conference. A conference rule requires graduate transfers to have not been, "subject to official university of athletics department disciplinary action at any time during enrollment at any previous collegiate institution."
Golson was the starting quarterback on the 2012 Notre Dame team that went 12–0 in the regular season and lost to Alabama in the national championship game. He did not play in 2013 because the school had suspended him due to an academic impropriety.
Golson returned to South Bend in 2014 and helped the Irish to a 6–0 start. He had 22 turnovers in Notre Dame's final nine regular-season games, leading coach Brian Kelly to start redshirt freshman Malik Zaire in the bowl game against LSU. Both Zaire and Golson saw action in the 31-28 win over the Tigers.
- Dan Gartland