Texas fans continue to wonder how Ohio State can win the national championship with a third-string quarterback at the helm, while the Longhorns struggle to find even a decent starter. The Longhorns may be in desperate need of a major college quality quarterback, but they will have to look to someone other than Everett Golson. The Notre Dame quarterback has indicated that he will to transfer to another school for his last year of eligibility. Because Golson has graduated (despite missing the 2013 season for academic reasons), he can play immediately for a quarterback-hungry team. Golson who led the Fighting Irish to a 8-5 record in 2014, including a Music City Bowl win over LSU, has thrown for 5,850 yards, 41 touchdowns and 20 interceptions in his college career. He threw for 3,445 yards and 29 touchdowns last year, but his 14 interceptions and losing 4 straight games to end the regular season were enough to open a competition with Malik Zaire. Zaire was ahead in the competition after spring training prompting Golson’s decision to transfer.
But Notre Dame can control the terms of releasing Golson from his scholarship. Coach Brian Kelly will apparently refuse to allow Golson to transfer to Texas – where he would likely be the frontrunner – because Notre Dame opens against Texas in South Bend next year. Maybe just maybe there is a quarterback out there somewhere for the hapless Horns.