If it is true that Golson can graduate in the spring, why wouldn't he seriously consider a transfer? Speculation has been that he might consider South Carolina. That seems to make a lot of sense to me. My take is that Kelly is "in his head" and Golson would be best off to get his ND degree and get one year experience in another system and see how that prepares him for the NFL. Am I missing anything obvious?
This all hinges on him actually graduating in the spring. Otherwise I think he is clearly better off in the long run at ND.