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Everett Golson in burnt orange?
Texas coach Charlie Strong says the former Notre Dame quarterback wanted that to happen but the Fighting Irish wouldn't allow him to transfer to UT since the teams face off in the season opener, reports David Barron of the Houston Chronicle.
“He had schools he was interested in, and Texas was at the top of his list,” Strong said. “But … that was not going to happen. They (Notre Dame) were not going to let him. You think about it, if someone would say they wanted to go to Notre Dame, I would say no.”
Golson ended up at Florida State.
The veteran quarterback could have been a blessing for a Horns offense searching for a signal caller. Junior Tyrone Swoopes and redshirt freshman Jerrod Heard are battling for the starting role heading into the 2015 season.
I don't think Golson would have made UT a Big 12 title contender or cemented a spot in the top three, particularly considering he had 22 turnovers in 2014 and 32 total turnovers in two seasons at Notre Dame. Those aren't championship numbers.
But Golson would have amped up the quarterback competition and likely given Swoopes and Heard the opportunity to grow behind the scenes, so it's understandable for Strong and Longhorn fans to be disappointed it didn't work out.