Everett Golson to transfer from Notre Dame

Ex-Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson told Bruce Feldman on Thursday that he will transfer from the university.
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Ex-Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golsontold Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports on Thursday that he will transfer from the university.

According to Feldman, Golson will graduate from Notre Dame this month, and be immediately eligible to play.

Golson led the Fighting Irish to the BCS national title game in 2012, where they lost to Alabama. He threw for 2,405 yards, 12 touchdowns and six interceptions and also rushed for six touchdowns in his first year as the team's starting quarterback.​ Golson missed the following season after he was suspended by Notre Dame for violating the school's honor code.

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Last season, Golson won back his starting job, and completed 60 percent of his passes for 3,445 yards, 29 touchdowns and 14 interceptions while also rushing for eight touchdowns.He was benched in the regular season finale against USC and came off the bench during the Music City Bowl victory over LSU. Notre Dame won its first six games of the season, but then lost four of its next five games to finish 8-5.

"After much thought, prayer and discussion with my family, I have decided that it is in my best interest to graduate from Notre Dame and transfer to another school effectively immediately," Golson said. "I would like to thank everyone at Notre Dame for the opportunity to compete at the highest level of college football, but most importantly to obtain my degree from one of the finest universities in the country.

In January 2015, ESPN's Brett McMurphy reported that 24 schools were interested in Golson.

Notre Dame made a statement on Golson's plan to leave the university on Thursday.

Notre Dame expects for upcoming junior Malik Zaire to emerge as the starting quarterback for the team.

In five games last season, mostly in his backup role, Zaire went 21-35 for 266 yards with one touchdown.

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