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QB Golson Re-Applies To Notre Dame

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Quarterback Everett Golson, suspended from Notre Dame this semester due to academic misconduct, could begin practicing with the team as early as December.

Coach Brian Kelly told the Chicago Tribune that Golson has submitted the necessary paperwork to apply for readmission.

"And decisions relative to admissions happen in the middle of December," Kelly told the paper.

If Golson is reinstated, he could practice with the team during its bowl preparation.

The quarterback has been working with guru George Whitfield in San Diego after leading the Irish to the BCS championship game and 12 wins as a redshirt freshman in 2012.

He issued a generic apology of sorts in an interview with Sports Illustrated this fall, but refused to provide specifics as to what got him suspended from Notre Dame.

Senior Tommy Rees has capped an up-and-down career with a decent season in place of Golson, throwing for more than 2,500 yards and 24 touchdowns and leading the team to a 7-3 record.

Malik Zaire is the only underclassman quarterback on Notre Dame's roster and is redshirting this season. Golson will be a heavy favorite to assume the starting role if he's reinstated.