SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said quarterback Everett Golson has begun his re-admittance process and, if he's allowed back in school in time he could participate in bowl practices.
It's Kelly's understanding that a decision on Golson's re-admittance application will be made sometime in the middle of December. The last day of Notre Dame's fall semester -- for which Golson was expelled in May -- is Dec. 20.
A university official confirmed re-admittance decisions will be made in mid-December, but could not offer a specific date.
The rough timetable given by Kelly Tuesday fits with what he laid out earlier in the year, with Golson expected back at Notre Dame around the holidays.
If Golson is let back into Notre Dame soon after that Dec. 20 date, he could conceivably participate in a few bowl practices. The general consensus among bowl projections is that Notre Dame will go to the Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 28 -- if that's the case, whatever participation Golson would have likely will be limited.
Golson still has to be re-admitted into Notre Dame, though Kelly has given no indication there will be any snags with that process. It's a process and ruling, though, that's out of his hands.
"I don't think that I could make that decision, nor can I comment on that," Kelly said.