Rooting for MB’s Golson, not ND’s Irish, is tricky business

col-tbuzz (2)And I thought it was tough being a Chicago Cubs fan. At least with the Cubbies, you know what you’re going to get.

But try being an Everett Golson fan, as many who watched him play at Myrtle Beach High have become. Not a Notre Dame fan, which is blasphemy in SEC country. But as someone who genuinely wants to see someone from their hometown go on to succeed.

And has he ever, albeit it in the most unnerving way. The cardiac quarterback has been a human highlight film and blooper reel in leading the Fighting Irish to an unbeaten half-season. He replaces The Swamp Fox as Myrtle Beach’s most famous roller coaster.

Like all thrill rides, Golson started out smooth. Through the first three games, he accounted for 11 touchdowns and zero turnovers with surgical precision. Then Dr. Golson turned into Mr. Hyde, and the two alter egos have been alternating the job ever since.

Against Syracuse, Golson came within one pass of the NCAA record for consecutive completions with 24 straight. Granted, most were sideline passes and underneath routes, but still impressive – except for the interceptions and fumbles on the other end.

Against Stanford, Golson showed the knack for clutch performances that helped him bring two state titles to Myrtle Beach, but there were some shaky moments before his last-second, game-winning TD pass. The thrill ride was about to take an even bigger dip.

Against North Carolina, the school he originally committed to before switching to the Irish, Golson played like he owed the Tar Heels a favor – 21 points worth of turnovers, in fact. Still, he threw for 300 yards, three TDs and hung half a hundred on the scoreboard.

The peak of the wild ride is coming up this weekend when Notre Dame visits No. 1 Florida State and Heisman winner Jameson Winston. Good Golson will have to suit up against the Seminoles and leave Bad Golson back on the tarmac in South Bend.

This is a defining game and moment for Golson’s team and individual goals. With the five power conferences vying for four available playoff spots, Notre Dame most likely needs to win this game to get into football’s Final Four, and what bigger Heisman statement can he make than by outdueling the current trophy holder in his backyard.

So buckle up, Golson fans, and secure all valuables before boarding. The second half of the season promises more excitement and mixed results, But for all the numbers, the only one that really matters is Golson’s record as a starter, 18-1. Not bad for a kid from Myrtle Beach.

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