Despite currently being suspended, quarterback Everett Golson will return to the University of Notre Dame in the spring.
The redshirt sophomore revealed the news Saturday in an interview with television station WPDE in Myrtle Beach, SC, per ESPN:
I will be returning in the spring, that's pretty much it.
I've been working out, keeping my head up. I've had a little adversity, but I've learned you can't sit down and just take that, you got to pick yourself back up and keep going forward and continue doing what you were doing and everything is going to work itself out in the end.
In May, it was reported that Golson, who had been suspended for academic problems, was no longer enrolled at Notre Dame.
His return will eventually give head coach Brian Kelly some important depth under center.
Kelly has said that senior Tommy Rees, who has 18 career starts and a 34-24 touchdown-to-interception ratio, will start next season, according to Sports Illustrated. That will remain the case; Golson is suspended for the fall term, and he won't see the field until 2014, as per JJ Stankevitz of CSN Chicago.
But turnover is constant in college football, and preparing for the future is vital.
As such, it's always comforting to know you have a guy who threw for 2,405 yards and 12 touchdowns, ran for another 298 and six and led his school to the national championship game waiting in the wings.
Also in the future-quarterback mix after Gunner Kiel's transfer will be fourth-year junior Andrew Hendrix and spring-enrollee Malik Zaire, a dangerous, young, dual-threat option.
Class of 2014 QB DeShone Kizer has also committed to the Irish, according to 247Sports.
The Irish likely would have been fine moving forward without Golson, and the capacity in which he'll be used upon his return is still uncertain, but this development gives Kelly's offense some versatility and experience for the future.