Everett Golson fired up over Paul Finebaum comments

Finebaum: FSU has no business in top 10

Paul Finebaum explains why Florida State is trending downward and doesn't belong in the top-10 conversation.

Through his four years at Notre Dame, Everett Golson was often reserved. He wasn't one to give anybody bulletin-board material; he always deflected attention to his teammates and he never acknowledged what the vocal chorus of fans had to say about him.

That makes his reaction to Paul Finebaum's commentary this past weekend all the more noteworthy, and certainly intriguing, considering we have not heard much from Golson since he announced he was transferring from Notre Dame to Florida State.

To recap: Finebaum went on SportsCenter this weekend with Matt Barrie. The SEC Network radio host was asked which team he thought was ranked too high in the preseason Amway coaches poll, and which would not be in the top 10 come the end of the season. Finebaum answered with No. 8 FSU.

"Oh, I'm so glad you asked that question, Matt. Florida State has no business being in the top 10. I realize they're trying to replace Jameis Winston. They have Golson, who to me has been unimpressive since the 2012 season at Notre Dame. And Florida State has to also go to Clemson this year, I don't think they'll win that game. I think Florida State is beginning to trend a little bit downward, so they have no business being in the top 10."

The comments apparently made their way back to Golson, who tweeted his thoughts on the matter.

The Seminoles will start fall camp on Thursday and Golson seems to be entering his final college season with a chip on his shoulder, after an uneven career at Notre Dame. Whether that means he looks like the guy who nearly beat Winston and FSU last year or the guy who lost his starting job at the end of 2014 remains to be seen, but he is certainly among the nation's biggest storylines as the 2015 season approaches.

Colleagues Adam Rittenberg and Travis Haney had a nice discussion about Golson and his career near the beginning of Tuesday's Championship Drive podcast.