Wednesday, March 7, 2012

ROCK CHALK: Bishop Ward's Michael Golubski to play football at KU


It hasn't been a fun two years for Bishop Ward football.

The program is in the midst of a two-year losing streak and will welcome its third coach in four years after former Schlagle Stallions head coach Tim Dorian officially takes over the program.

However, there is definitely a silver lining.

Or better yet, a crimson and blue lining.

Bishop Ward's Michael Golubski formalized the conclusion of his recruitment and signed with the University of Kansas this afternoon. He will walk-on for the Jayhawks.

"It's exciting," Golubski said. "I'm looking forward to just everything. Just to have my teammates and family here is really exciting."

Golubski played several positions at Bishop Ward: Quarterback, running back, full-back, punter and linebacker.

Outside linebacker is the expected position Golubski will take up for Kansas Jayhawks football head coach Charlie Weis' program.

"It's a great opportunity for me to come with it being a new staff and a fresh start there," Golubski said.

There's also a possibility Golubski could play full-back for the Jayhawks.

Weis' offense is considered "pro-style" and pro-style offenses still make use of the fullback position. Golubski will get a head start on everyone.

"I go up to Lawrence a month before everyone else and will do a mini-camp type of deal," Golubski said.

This past season, Golubski played quarterback for the Cyclones.

While Ward was unable to win a game, Golubski had some nice moments. He almost engineered a shocking upset over St. James Academy last fall.

In Ward's last winning season - two years ago - Golubski played a big role as a sophomore.

His overall ability and athleticism was displayed as he ran for over 400 yards, averaged over 8 tackles a game, earned two sacks and punted four balls inside the opponent's 20 yard line.