Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson, who was suspended from the university for the fall semester after exercising “poor academic judgment”, is back as a member of the Fighting Irish ahead of spring practice. Monday, during his first press conference since rejoining the squad, Golson explained how the ordeal helped him to become “more mature” and “more polished” as a quarterback. Golson worked with quarterback guru George Whitfield during the fall.
QB Everett Golson on being back on the Irish practice field: “it’s feels good.” “I feel more mature, more polished as a quarterback.”
— Emily Evans ABC 57 (@EmilyEvansABC57) March 3, 2014
Golson also talked about how he was humiliated at first, but that the situation allowed him to grow.
Golson: I regret it in a sense, but it allowed me to grow so much. My maturity level is so different now. #NotreDame
— LaMond Pope (@lamondpope) March 3, 2014
Golson says he went through a process, first feeling humiliated and now ready to go. Maturity at a different level.
— Carl Deffenbaugh (@CarlDeff) March 3, 2014
Everett Golson addressing the media pic.twitter.com/ddt9tvee13
— Pete Byrne (@PeteByrneWSBT) March 3, 2014
With senior Tommy Rees graduating this year, Golson should theoretically have the upper hand on winning the starting role. If he’s anywhere near his old form, the Irish could have another great season.