Could QB Everett Goldson wind up a Beav?

QB EVERETT GOLSON has announced his intention to transfer from Notre Dame. Some prognosticators have him likely headed to South Carolina or Georgia, but there's a potential snag with the SEC's waiver policy. And that's led to chatter that he could wind up at ... Oregon State?

It seems like a longshot, but it does make some sense.

Everett Golson (6-0, 200) is the type of dual-threat quarterback that fits Gary Andersen's offensive vision.

The Beavs have two QBs primarily in the mix for the starting job this year, neither of whom has taken a snap in a college gmae - a redshirt-freshman and a true freshman. Golson would at least provide some much needed experience.

He would also allow another year of seasoning in the new offensive system for Seth Collins and Nick Mitchell, as Oregon State transitions from pro-style to spread.

Quarterbacks Luke Del Rio and Kyle Kempt announced their decisions to transfer out of the program this spring, while Brent Vanderveen moved to tight end. That leaves only three QB's on the roster in Collins, Mitchell and Marcus McMaryion.

The biggest downside to Golson: he has 32 turnovers in 25 career games. That said, Andersen like most coaches, loves a challenge. And if he and QBs coach Dave Baldwin help Golson reach the potential he had coming out of high school as the No. 15 overall QB prospect -- where Notre Dame failed -- you think that would have an impact on recruiting.

He led the Irish to an appearance in the BCS national title game after the 2012 season, but after being suspended in 2013, he struggled down the stretch in 2014. He was pulled in the regular-season finale at USC and didn't start in the bowl victory over LSU.

SEC rules block transfers with just one season of eligibility and prohibit schools from enrolling transfers that had disciplinary issues at their former school. Golson missed the 2013 season after being academically disqualified. He would have to obtain a waiver from the SEC in order to join South Carolina or any other school. Golson is a native of Myrtle Beach.

Notre Dame can also pretty much dictate where Golson goes. NCAA rules dictate they can bar a graduate transfer from going to any given school and while most schools tend to make that list about who they play during the season, there has been some chatter Notre Dame is making up a more substantial list of places they won't allow Golson to transfer to.

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