Michigan and Notre Dame don’t much care for each other, especially at the bitter end of their historic rivalry. There’s one way to really up the hatred — go out and grab a high-profile transfer from another university.
According to a report from Steve Lorenz of Michigan’s 247Sports site, the Michigan Wolverines are reaching out to now former Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson. Yes, the quarterback who gave Michigan fits during his time in South Bend could be on his way to the Maize ‘N Blue — unless he decides playing closer to his home of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, as other reports suggest.
This bit of news certainly would be an interesting development on a few fronts. First you’d have a quarterback going from one side of a rivalry to another (even though the two sides won’t be playing anytime soon). Then you would also have the fact that Michigan is also bringing in graduate transfer Jake Rudock from in-conference rival Iowa.
Lorenz’s reporting says that there is a belief that adding Golson would be an upgrade over the addition of Rudock, so they have decided to reach out to Golson’s camp to gauge any interest he may have in joining the program.
This is all preliminary, and more likely a feeling-out process than anything else. Still, it’s hard to see the multiple layers and shock waves a move like this would create. It also signals a strong message from head coach Jim Harbaugh.
He certainly won’t leave any stone unturned in his quest to bring Michigan football back to national respect and prominence.
If Golson has mutual interest in the Wolverines, it certainly would make for an interesting twist to this now dead rivalry.
While the chances seem slim based on other reporting, this could be one of the more interesting stories of the offseason.