Brian Kelly says suspended quarterback Everett Golson would be eligible to practice during bowl season but not eligible to play in any bowl game should Golson be re-admitted to the university in the coming week.s
"From what I'm hearing, he is trying to make his way back here sometime in the next few weeks," Kelly said Thursday night.
Golson was suspended from the university back in May after using 'poor academic judgment.' In an interview with Sports Illustrated this week, Golson admitted that his offense was cheating on a test. Kelly was asked on Thursday if he advised Golson at all on whether to do that interview with Sports Illustrated or not. Kelly says he did not.
"If he's on campus and he's in my program and he's under my charge, I'm really good at giving advise," Kelly explained. "He's not in the program right now so those are his decisions that he's free to make."
Kelly was asked about Golson's eligibility immediately upon his return.
"A lot of this is theoretical--let's say he's admitted back to school on December 15th, he would be eligible to practice," Kelly explained. "If that's the case, we would practice him in some fashion. But he not would not be eligible to compete."
"He would be eligible in terms of academics when he gets back here and would be on track because of the one time miss semester rule to be eligible--provided he does all the normal 12 hours, the GPA and things of that nature in the spring."
Golson continues to work out in California. He has not been enrolled at another school while sitting out his suspension from Notre Dame.