Quarterback Everett Golson said in an interview that he will return to Notre Dame next spring after being suspended by the school for what it called "poor academic judgment."
"I will be returning in the spring, that's pretty much it," Golson told Myrtle Beach, S.C., television station WPDE while in town for a charity basketball tournament.
"I've been working out, keeping my head up. I’ve had a little adversity but I’ve learned you can’t sit down and just take that, you got to pick yourself back up and keep going forward and continue doing what you were doing and everything is going to work itself out in the end."
Golson led the Fighting Irish to a 12-0 record last season and an appearance in the BCS National Championship Game, in which it was routed by Alabama.
In late May, Notre Dame announced that it had suspended Golson for the 2013 fall semester for "poor academic judgment." Notre Dame said Golson had an opportunity to regain his eligibility for the next term. In mid-June, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly announced that Tommy Rees would start at quarterback this season.