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Everett Golson no longer enrolled at Notre Dame

By Tom Fornelli | College Football Writer

Everett Golson helped lead the 2012 Notre Dame team to the BCS National Championship Game.
Everett Golson helped lead the 2012 Notre Dame team to the BCS National Championship Game. (USATSI)

Well, this could put a serious cramp in Notre Dame's attempt to get back to the BCS National Championship Game.

After reports surfaced on Saturday night, Notre Dame confirmed to the Chicago Tribune's Brian Hamilton that quarterback Everett Golson is no longer enrolled in the school. Since Notre Dame is a private school, it did not give a reason as to why Golson is no longer enrolled, but Hamilton also reported that it was an academic violation.

Hamilton also reports Notre Dame cannot comment on whether Golson can re-enroll at the school, but the "belief is he's out for the 2013 season."

Something that would be a huge blow for the Notre Dame offense.

Golson put together a solid season for the Irish as a redshirt freshman in 2012, throwing for 2,405 yards and 12 touchdowns while also rushing for 298 yards and another six touchdowns. He was a big reason why Notre Dame was able to go 12-0 last season and earn a chance to play Alabama for the national championship.

And as if Golson's absence wouldn't hurt the Irish enough, quarterback Gunner Kiel transferred to Cincinnati in April. Which would mean the starting quarterback job would likely come down to former starter Tommy Rees or Andrew Hendrix. The only other quarterback on scholarship at Notre Dame is incoming freshman Malik Zaire.

Rees has thrown for 4,413 yards and 34 touchdowns with 24 interceptions in three seasons with Notre Dame, but he does not possess the dual-threat capabilities that Golson has, as he has rushed for -71 yards with the Irish.

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