Golson, who started 11 games for the Irish last season as a redshirt freshman, is no longer enrolled at Notre Dame because of an academic violation. The change in Golston’s status sparked speculation that Kiel could return to Notre Dame despite transferring to Cincinnati last month. Kiel says he’s not going back to South Bend.
“I’m a Bearcat,” Kiel wrote in a text message to the Cincinnati Enquirer.
“I don’t know what’s happening at Notre Dame, but I know Gunner is happy with us,” Bearcats coach Tommy Tuberville told The Enquirer.
While Kiel is staying at Cincinnati, it looks like Golson could be back with Notre Dame in 2014.
Golson wrote the following in a statement released by Notre Dame on Sunday.