Tuesday, May 21, 2013
TE Jake Golic finds a new home
By Brent Sobleski
UPDATE: Earlier in the month, Notre Dame tight end Jake Golic was contemplating a transfer. Three weeks later, and it's a done deal. Golic tweeted this morning he will transfer to Cincinnati and play for the Bearcats during his final year of eligibility.
Golic will play immediately due to being a graduate transfer, and he will have the opportunity to start for the Bearcats this fall. Senior Blake Annen and redshirt freshman D.J. Dowdy are Golic's primary competition at the position.
The transfer also eases depth concerns at tight end after Cincinnati lost top target Travis Kelce to the NFL. Cincinnati could now employ two tight end sets under the supervision of new offensive coordinator Eddie Gran.
Notre Dame tight end Jake Golic has one year of eligibility remaining. He would like to continue his career, but it's unlikely it occur at Notre Dame.
"It's just one of those things where he's not ready to give it up yet and really wants to get back on the field, really wants take another shot at this, put his best foot forward," Jake's brother, Mike Jr., told Eric Hansen of the South Bend Tribune. "And so he's trying to look around right now and see where that good fit is."
Golic has only played sparingly his four years in South Bend. The tight end originally chose Notre Dame over UConn, Boston College and Maryland. All three lost their starting tight ends after this past season. All three also have new coaching staffs since Golic was recruited to Notre Dame. Each is a logical destination for the possible transfer if they're interested.