What has been rumored for months across messageboards and coffee shops (bad example, most people in Starbucks aren't football fans) will finally come to fruition tonight: head coach Brian Kelly will name redshirt freshman Everett Golson the starting quarterback.
Exhale and breath ND Nation. No need to worry about Dayne Crist (transfer), Tommy Rees (suspended), Andrew Hendrix (too erratic), or Gunner Kiel (too young) taking that first snap in Dublin in 10 days and fucking up the season with another costly turnover. It's Golson time!
As you probably know I've been on the Golson bandwagon ever since he picked Notre Dame. Golson isn't the tallest (6'0) or the biggest (185 lbs) but he has that certain "IT" when it comes to college quarterback winner. You can just look at his play and say "HOLY SHIT THIS KID CAN BALL OUT!" He won state titles in football (2 of them) and basketball while in high school. The kid is a flat out winner and knows how to put in the work to be the starter and the leader of a young Fighting Irish team facing the nation's most difficult schedule.
Notre Dame people want to compare him to 1988 National Championship QB Tony Rice because they are both black and from the state of South Carolina. But if I were to compare Golson to somebody it would be a Drew Brees or a Joe Hamilton. Relatively short guy with incredible pocket presence who is accurate and can tuck the ball and run when need be but is looking to pass first. This describes Golson and Notre Dame fans should be jumping for the moon because the limits are endless with Everett behind center.
The Golden Boy has finally arrived. But I call him the Golson One.