Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson no longer is enrolled at the school for what two sources told the Tribune is a Residence Life violation.
Notre Dame confirmed only that Golson, who started 12 of 13 games in leading the Irish to the national title game in 2012, is not enrolled.
A school spokesman could not comment on when Golson is eligible to apply for re-admission or the timing of any possible readmittance. But the belief among the Irish is that Golson will not be available to play in 2013, with senior and former starter Tommy Rees the likeliest candidate to take the reins.
Golson completed 58.8 percent of his passes for 2,405 yards and 12 touchdowns against six interceptions in his first year as a starter. His loss is a major one for the Irish, who invested basically its entire future in the mobile South Carolina native as its signal-caller.
That said, Rees has 4,413 career passing yards and 34 career touchdown tosses and relieved Golson successfully multiple times in 2012.
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