Notre Dame and Everett Golson’s relationship wasn’t always the best. After leading the Fighting Irish to an undefeated record and appearance in the National Championship in 2012-13, the star quarterback was suspended for an entire season due to academic violations. Golson would later admit that he cheated on a test. He returned back to South Bend for the 2014 season and put together a nice season. 29 touchdown passes and he also ran the ball and scored eight touchdowns. On May 7th, Golson announced that he would transfer from Notre Dame and today he decided to play for Jimbo Fisher and the Florida State Seminoles this upcoming season.
I really like this move because I feel that he gives Florida State a much better chance to win football games and this is no respect to Sean Maguire who filled in for Jameis Winston last season when he was suspended for a game. Many feel that he’s not a complete quarterback and that’s an understandable claim because he’s undersized. At 6’0 tall, he’s a guy that does depend on his legs frequently to see the field but he’s definitely capable of making throws when he has too and I feel that’s the most underrated thing about his game. He’s a guy that can hold his own in the pocket and throw the football and relying on his legs as a second option. I think this will be a good fit for him because he’ll be surrounded by talent across the board. He’ll have a good running back to lean on in Dalvin Cook and three receivers in Jesus Wilson, Travis Rudolph and Ermon Lane. How could we also forget that he’ll be playing for one of the top five head coaches in the country in Jimbo Fisher?
This is a win-win for both Florida State and Everett Golson. If he does get the starting job, I expect Florida State to be a very competitive team next season.