Notre Dame officially names Everett Golson starting quarterback Aug 13, 2014 at 1:30p ET Notre Dame officially has a starting quarterback for 2014. On Wednesday, head coach Brian Kelly announced Everett Golson will get the nod. Golson helped lead the Fighting Irish to the 2012 BCS national championship game before missing the 2013 season due to an academic suspension. Sophomore Malik Zaire was also in the running for the starting QB spot, but most anticipated Golson would be the pick. Notre Dame opens its season on Aug. 30 at home against Rice.