South Bend, IN, United States (4E Sports) – Everett Golson has been picked over redshirt freshman Malik Zaire as Notre Dame’s starting quarterback, announced coach Brian Kelly.
It is the second time in three years that Golson will assume the post.
Kelly said he based his decision on performances since January.
” . . . so winter workouts, how he handled himself with the team, our workouts, his spring practice and then his leadership in the summer and in camp here,” Kelly said.
As a redshirt freshman in 2012, Golson beat out three other quarterbacks to start 11 games for Notre Dame. They reached the BCS national title game where they lost to Alabama.
The 6-foot, 200-pound Golson completed better than 58 percent of his passes in 2012 for 2,405 yards with 12 touchdowns and six interceptions. He added 298 rushing yards and six more scores.
Golson was suspended from school in 2013 for academic reasons.