Everett Golson intends to return to Notre Dame

By Tom Fornelli | Staff Writer

Everett Golson hopes to return to Notre Dame in 2014
Everett Golson hopes to return to Notre Dame in 2014. (USATSI)

While Notre Dame will not have Everett Golson on the field this fall thanks to an academic violation, the Irish quarterback plans on returning to the school following his suspension for the upcoming fall term.

Golson released a statement through the school on Sunday in which he accepted responsibility for his actions.

"I have been informed by the University of Notre Dame that due to my poor academic judgment that I have been suspended from the University for the 2013 Fall Term," Golson said in the statement. "I take full responsibility for my poor choices and will do all that is asked of me to regain the trust of my family, friends, teammates, coaches and the entire Notre Dame community."

Golson addressed his possible return to Notre Dame following his suspension.

"At this point, I understand how my integrity could be in question but I want to reassure my supporters that through this experience I will return a better student athlete as well as a better individual," said Golson.

"Lastly, I want to thank the University of Notre Dame for the opportunity already granted and also the opportunity going forth to regain my eligibility in the winter of 2014."

Should Golson return to Notre Dame following his suspension, he would still have two years of eligibility remaining beginning in the 2014 season. He already used his redshirt season in 2011.

As far as 2013 is concerned, Notre Dame will have to make do with Tommy Rees, Andrew Hendrix or Malik Zaire. Both Rees and Hendrix have received playing time in recent seasons, with Rees having the most experience. Zaire is an incoming freshman whom Irish coaches are high on.

Some had mentioned the possibility of Gunner Kiel returning to Notre Dame following his transfer to Cincinnati in April, but Kiel put an end to that speculation on Sunday morning.

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