Ahead of Temple’s opening game of the 2013 football season against Notre Dame, multiple sources are reporting that Fighting Irish starting quarterback Everett Golson is no longer enrolled at the university.
Golson started 11 games last year as a redshirt-freshman, leading Notre Dame to a perfect regular season, before losing to Alabama in the BCS Championship.
WNDU-TV first reported the news of Golson’s departure, and the information was later confirmed by the university via emails to the press.
Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelley has a few options to fill the void left by Golson, with senior Tommy Rees, fourth-year junior Andrew Hendrix, and new recruit Malik Zaire all still on the roster. Rees, having the most experience, is considered the likely favorite to earn the starting quarterback spot.
That said, with less than 100 days to go until Temple makes the trip over to South Bend to face Notre Dame in a nationally televised matchup, the Fighting Irish have officially lost one of their most important pieces of last year’s championship run.