Notre Dame announced today that graduate student Everett Golson has decided to transfer from the Fighting Irish. Golson started 23 of 25 games during his career at Notre Dame, but was most recently benched in favor of Malik Zaire. He missed the entire 2013 season due an academic infraction. During his time at Notre Dame, Golson threw for 5,850 yards, 41 touchdowns and twenty interceptions. Head Coach Brian Kelly never announced a starter for 2015, but it was mostly believed that Zaire would get the nod.
The news about Golson's isn't really a surprise. With one year of eligibility left, and the odds of starting diminishing, Over the winter ESPN reported that over two dozen teams had expressed interest in Golson. There are plenty of schools that could use a QB like him, including Florida State, Texas, Florida, UCLA, and Alabama, all whom lack a championship caliber QB which Golson at least in theory has the potential to be.
Of course this raises the question, could Boston College be interested in Everett Golson? I have to think that the odds are slim that they would go after a quarterback like Golson for a number of reasons. One, Addazio has already expressed that Darius Wade is going to be the starting quarterback in 2015. What would that say to the kid if he has already been told he has a good shot at starting, only to have a QB like Golson brought in to just take it away. Secondly, bringing in Golson might make it tough to bring in quarterbacks in the future. Having a kid like Wade have a shot, and then lose it for a transfer is not going to look good for recruits that want a coach they can believe.
However obviously Golson would be an upgrade based purely on experience. Also it would be unbelievably to have him starting against the Irish at Fenway Park in November. But looking at the schools who are poking around, I wouldn't bet on Everett Golson coming to Boston College anytime soon.