After leading the Fighting Irish to the National Championship game in 2013, former Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson has decided to transfer and play for the Florida State Seminoles this fall.
In a statement to FOX Sports, Golson declared that, "after much thought and careful consideration, I will utilize my fifth year of eligibility to join the Florida State Seminoles. To coach Jimbo Fisher, the Florida State football team, staff, alumni, and fans, thank you for allowing me to become a part of the Seminoles family. I can't wait to get started."
The six foot, 200 pound quarterback graduated from Notre Dame this past Saturday and will look to replace Jameis Winston, who led the Seminoles as a redshirt freshman to a national title. Winston played two seasons at Florida State, won a Heisman trophy, and only lost one game as the Seminoles' starting quarterback.
|Golson led the Fighting Irish to|
the national championship game
back in 2013.
Photo courtesy of Chatsports.com
He returned as the team's starter last season and got off to an exceptional start. Critics even named him as an early contender for the Heisman trophy after Notre Dame's 5-0 start.
However, the Irish finished the season on a 2-5 slide and Golson committed 22 turnovers. He ended up being replaced by freshman quarterback Malik Zaire.
During his career at Notre Dame, Golson threw for 5,850 yards and 41 touchdowns, compared to 20 interceptions. He also ran for 14 touchdowns and 581 yards for the Fighting Irish. Other schools that Golson was considering included Florida, South Carolina and Alabama.
Florida State finished the 2014-2015 college football season ranked fifth in the country behind Ohio State, Oregon, TCU, and Alabama.
Will Golson, at quarterback, make Florida State a legitimate national championship contender?
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