On Tuesday it was revealed that former Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson has begun the process of applying for re-admission into the historic university. In May, Golson was forced to leave South Bend because of academic issues but was not dismissed from the team. It's always been said that he can re-enroll once his academic situation is sorted out.
The South Carolina native was the starting QB for head coach Brian Kelly during the historic 2012 season which saw the Fighting Irish go undefeated (12-0) and play for the national championship (They lost to Alabama). Last year he passed for 2,405 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also ran for 300 yards and six touchdowns. He is only the third quarterback in school history to pass for 2,000 yards and rush for 300 yards in the same season.
With Tommy Rees and Andrew Hendrix scheduled to graduate this year, having Golson back would bring stability to the future of the quarterback position. Of course, it's doubtful that Golson would be named the starter right away. He would more than likely have to compete with the likes of Malik Zaire, Charlie Fiessinger and whichever new comers are on the roster next season.
For now however, Golson first needs to get re-admitted. If he does, it's possible that he could get in as early as December. A December enrollment includes the possibility that he could practice with the team while they prepare for their eventual bowl game. According to the Chicago Tribune, Golson has spent the 2013 football season training and staying in shape on his own accord.
He will need to be in top physical condition if he wants to lead the Irish again in 2014. Follow me on Twitter @GabeSalgado82