When Everett Golson sees a piano, he usually sits down and starts entertaining. He plays several instruments, keeps a keyboard in his room and loves to sing.
Music is a huge part of his life, perhaps only topped by basketball.
And in Golson's spare time, he plays quarterback for Notre Dame.
''He's pretty good at his hobby,'' Notre Dame offensive coordinator Chuck Martin said. ''This being his hobby.''
Golson's biggest game - and biggest opportunity - awaits Monday night when the top-ranked Fighting Irish (12-0) take on No. 2 Alabama (12-1) for the BCS national title. Golson's season started with him winning a competition to be the quarterback for a then-unranked team, and now he's got the chance to lead Notre Dame back to the top of college football.
Or in musical vernacular, to be ND's maestro.
''It is a big stage,'' Golson said. ''I don't ride the wave too much. I'm kind of just focused on what's played between the yard lines, what's played on the field. Can't really focus o...