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Everett Golson Transfers To Florida State

May 19, 2015 2:58 PM

Everett Golson has transferred from Notre Dame to Florida State for his final season in college.

"After much thought and careful consideration, I will utilize my fifth year of eligibility to join the Florida State University Seminoles," Golson said in a statement Tuesday. "To Coach Jimbo Fisher, the Florida State football team, staff, alumni and fans, thank you for allowing me to become part of the Seminoles family."

Golson, who announced his intentions to leave Notre Dame on May 7, had visited Florida State, Florida and Georgia last week before returning to Notre Dame for graduation Sunday.

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Tom Cable: Spread Formations Creating Bad Fundamentals

May 13, 2015 6:54 PM

Tom Cable, offensive line coach for the Seattle Seahawks, has criticized the widespread use of the spread offense in college football.

"I'm not wanting to offend anybody, but college football, offensively, has gotten to be really, really bad fundamentally," Cable told ESPN 710 radio in Seattle. "Unfortunately, I think we're doing a huge disservice to offensive football players, other than a receiver, that come out of these spread systems. The runners aren't as good. They aren't taught how to run. The blockers aren't as good. The quarterbacks aren't as good. They don't know how to read coverage and throw progressions. They have no idea."

Quarterbacks in the 2015 draft class such as Marcus Mariota of Oregon and Bryce Petty of Baylor drew those very criticisms, but the linemen and running back positions which Cable also sees with spread-related shortcomings escaping criticism. 

Said Arizona's Rich Rodriguez: "I watch the NFL and it looks like 65 percent of the snaps, at least, are in the shotgun, sometimes more. So I think kids running a shotgun, spread-based offense transition easier. I can teach a third-grader in five minutes how to take a three-step drop and a five-step drop under center. But to teach a kid to catch and throw without the laces in the quick game and the full-field read? I think that's a learned skill."

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Everett Golson Transfers From Notre Dame

May 7, 2015 1:21 PM

Everett Golson has decided to transfer from Notre Dame to play his final season at another school.

Golson started at quarterback in 2012 and was academically suspended for the 2013 season.

Golson was 256-for-427 for 29 touchdowns and 14 interceptions, along with eight rushing touchdowns in 2014.

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