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Everett Golson confirmed he did something very wrong to get suspended from Notre Dame.

Perhaps of more importance to expectant Fighting Irish faithful, the once and future quarterback confirmed he would be back.

Those developments arrived Tuesday in a video interview Sports Illustrated posted in which Golson effectively conceded cheating on a test to earn his semester banishment from Notre Dame — while also hushing any whispers he might not return to campus in January.

“My heart was set on going back to Notre Dame,” Golson told SI. “Not necessarily to prove (anything) to anybody. Just doing it for me. I felt like that’s something that I started and I didn’t want to run away from it … I was going to face it.”

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What he faced was a summer and fall spent away from Notre Dame thanks to what he relabeled “poor judgment” in a “test situation” in the Sports Illustrated interview.

Reporter Andy Staples asked whether Golson cheated on a test. Golson shrugged and nodded.

“That’s what it was,” Golson said. “I’m just going to leave it at poor judgment.”

That left Golson to train first at EFT Sports Performance in suburban Chicago and then in Southern California with noted QB guru George Whitfield.

The player who passed for 2,405 yards and 12 touchdowns as a sophomore was asked what Notre Dame will get upon his expected return.

“Just a more polished individual, really,” he said. “That goes for on and off the field. A lot of people are more so focused on me getting on the field. I’m more so focused on me getting back in the classroom, since that’s where it happened.”


• After losing 52-22 to Colorado State and 51-44 to San Jose State, Wyoming fired defensive coordinator Chris Tormey — a former assistant coach at Washington and Washington State.

Among 123 Football Bowl Subdivision teams, Wyoming is 105th in total defense.

Tormey, 58, was in his second season on the Wyoming staff and will be paid through his contract, which expires in December.

Defensive-line coach Jamar Cain, 34, will be the interim defensive coordinator.

• Stanford defensive end Ben Gardner, a fifth-year senior and co-captain, is out for the season with a left pectoral injury. He will have surgery, coach David Shaw said.

The sixth-ranked Cardinal hosts No. 2 Oregon on Nov. 7.

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