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UF, FSU headline Tuesday's Everett Golson transfer rumors

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UF, FSU headline Tuesday's Everett Golson transfer rumors

There exists the possibility Everett Golson is the last big-name free agent of sorts to ever hit the college football landscape. 

If the NCAA ultimately decides to no longer allow players to transfer and play immediately as graduate students after completing their degrees -- which, given the way transfer rules have been restricted and the rhetoric against graduate transfers recently, seems like a strong possibility -- we may never see the kind of open interest in a player we're seeing around Golson.

[MORE: Everett Golson’s transfer a win-win for Notre Dame, QB]

Tuesday's rumors largely centered around the state of Florida, with Golson visiting the University of Florida according to SI's Andy Staples. Jim McElwain doesn't have a clear-cut No. 1 quarterback for his first year in Gainesville, so gauging Golson's interest certainly makes sense with sophomore (and six-game starter in 2014) Treon Harris and redshirt freshman Will Grier the other options on campus.

The problem with Florida, and every other SEC school, is Golson would need to have a waiver granted by the conference to transfer into it given his 2013 academic suspension. Golson's home state SEC school, according to Bleacher Report's Barrett Sallee, is already out of the picture:

Golson visited Florida State on Monday and 'Noles coach Jimbo Fisher discussed the program's interest on Tuesday:

While Florida State makes sense in that it's not an SEC school but it's in the South, Golson would have to come to Tallahassee and compete with Sean Maguire to earn the No. 1 job:

That could be a sticking point for Golson, given 2015 looks like his final opportunity to have complete control of an offense (he doesn't profile as a top NFL prospect). Going to Tallahassee would be a risk in that Maguire, who started a game last year and has experience in Jimbo Fisher's offense, holds on to the starting job and he's stuck in a worse situation than if he stayed at Notre Dame.

Golson threw for 3,445 yards and accounted for 37 touchdowns last year and does represent an upgrade over Maguire, even despite those 22 turnovers he had. So he would seem to be a good bet to win the starting job this fall if he did transfer to Florida State.

[MORE: Was Everett Golson unlucky in 2014?]

ESPN also reported there is no timetable on Golson to make a decision and he'll visit Georgia on Wednesday.

Notre Dame will play for ACC conference championship in 2020 football season

Notre Dame will play for ACC conference championship in 2020 football season

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will compete for the ACC crown this football season.

The conference announced their updated slate of games on Wednesday, with the Fighting Irish as a de facto conference member for the 2020 season.

Included in that schedule is a marquee matchup against the defending champion Clemson Tigers, however there will be no revival of the rivalry between Miami and Notre Dame.

Notre Dame will also play one non-ACC opponent at some point this season, but that opponent has yet to be determined. Notre Dame typically plays USC and Stanford every season, but those games won’t be played since the Pac-12 previously said it will only play in-conference this season.

To go with their honorary status in the ACC, if Notre Dame wins the ACC championship game but is not selected for the College Football Playoff, they will be eligible for an Orange Bowl bid.

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Notre Dame - Navy football game scheduled in Dublin moved back to U.S.

Notre Dame - Navy football game scheduled in Dublin moved back to U.S.

The Navy-Notre Dame football game that was set to be played in Ireland has been relocated to the United States, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Notre Dame announced on Tuesday that the game which was originally going to take place in Dublin on Aug. 29 will “likely” be played over Labor Day weekend, either on Saturday or Sunday.

The teams plan on playing at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, which will be a first in the 94-year rivalry history. Every previous matchup hosted by Navy has been played at a neutral site.

“We are obviously disappointed not to be traveling to Ireland this August,” said Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk. “But, as expected, our priority must be ensuring the health and safety of all involved.

“I am expecting that we will still be able to play Notre Dame as our season opener, but there is still much to be determined by health officials and those that govern college football at large.”

Jack Swarbrick, Vice President of Notre Dame, and James E. Rorh, Director of Athletics at Notre made a joint statement as well.

“Our student-athletes have had great experiences competing in Ireland and are very disappointed not to be returning to Dublin in 2020,” they said. “The change of venue has been a very difficult decision for our colleagues at the Naval Academy, but we are in full support of their choice. We are also grateful for everything our partners in Ireland have done to make this a smooth transition. We look forward to going back to Ireland for a game in the not too distant future.”

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