By nearly all accounts returning redshirt junior QB Everett Golson looked sharp today in practice after taking nearly a year off due to an academic suspension. Golson worked with noted quarterback guru coach George Whitfield during his suspension and you could tell by his practice videos that they paid off. Golson's throwing motion is a lot more compact and now that he is using the laces (he didn't before) he's getting a tighter spiral with more accuracy hitting his receivers in stride. Golson has also put on 15 pounds and he looks a lot more physical.
I know it's only spring practice but with Notre Dame returning a top 5 offensive line unit along with multiple playmakers at every skill position it should be expected that Golson puts up Heisman Trophy discussion numbers. Golson has all the tools and as a redshirt freshman he took Notre Dame to the BCS Championship Game while playing admirably against a loaded Bama squad. He should only be better this year.
Prediction: Golson throws for over 3000 yards with 25 TDs through the air. He also runs for 300 plus yards and 6 TDs while leading the Fighting Irish to a 10-2 regular season.
Monday, March 03, 2014
Be sure to check out Irish Illustrated for more up-to-date practice videos.