Notre Dame will reportedly block Everett Golson to Texas


Everett Golson will not return to Notre Dame Stadium wearing orange and white in September.

According to Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman, Notre Dame will block Golson from transferring to any school it plays in 2015 -- a list that includes Texas, one of the teams speculated to be a potential destination for the graduate transfer quarterback.

It's hardly surprising Notre Dame would take this step, given Golson went through spring practice splitting first-team reps with Malik Zaire and has a strong understanding of the principles of Brian Kelly's offense (and, probably, Brian VanGorder's defense). There would've been a ton of potential for national embarrassment, too, had Golson led Texas to a win in prime time at the place he called home for four years.

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Additionally, Feldman reported Notre Dame will block Golson from going to a handful of Big Ten schools. It's fair to speculate Michigan is one of those, even though the Wolverines aren't on Notre Dame's schedule in 2015 (or any future seasons).

Golson may be blocked by more than Notre Dame in his transfer decision, though. The SEC would have to grant him a waiver to transfer to one of its teams given his 2013 academic suspension and lone year of eligibility remaining. That waiver doesn't appear to be guaranteed to be granted, which would take potentially-interested programs in LSU, Georgia and South Carolina off the table.

If Golson is denied entry into the SEC, his best potential landing spot may be Florida State, which currently has redshirt sophomore Sean Maguire lined up to replace Jameis Winston. But if Florida State doesn't want Golson, he may not be able to transfer somewhere near his home state of South Carolina and to a strong Power Five program.

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