Tell me you don’t get a chuckle out of this…
Maybe they can put Jimmy in charge of the team’s transportation.
Honestly, the only thing surprising about this was to discover that Jimmy Clausen is still occupying space on a NFL roster.
Gee, I wonder how this could have happened.
… As he prepared for this week’s NFL draft, (Jimmy) Clausen faced far more criticism about his attitude and perceived arrogance than he did his ability to lead an NFL team.
By most accounts, Clausen is the second-ranked quarterback behind Oklahoma’s Sam Bradford and most likely a first-round pick. But the perception that he is too cocky has dogged Clausen and raised doubt within league circles about whether he can become a franchise-type quarterback.
Well, there’s this.
On the day he announced he was going to play quarterback at Notre Dame, Jimmy Clausen marked the occasion by arriving at the College Football Hall of Fame in a Hummer limo. Then he crowed about winning multiple national championships.
A stunt like that never goes over well in the court of public opinion, and Clausen still is paying the price.
Poor Master James.
He’s proving himself to be a master of understatement, though: “I struggled my first year…” Yeah, “struggled”, that’s a good description.
Hopefully, he and Charlie Weis can hook up again one day. I’m just sorry that college football has entered its post-Clausen era.
The sun will rise, Georgia is only a seven point underdog against Tech (huh?) and breakfast is served.
Something to snack on while you’re putting on your game face…
Lots of goodies to pick from today:
- You wonder how long David Hale has been sitting on this pun. Nicely played, sir. [UPDATE: Hale isn't taking credit for the headline.]
- “I am the athletic director, I can go in.” That’s the kind of year it’s been at Michigan.
- Notre Dame hasn’t won a national championship in two decades. It hasn’t won a BCS game – ever. Yet only now is Stewart Mandel coming to grips with the reality that the program is no longer special. Don’t they get cable in Montana?
- Then again, maybe no coach is up for the task in South Bend.
- Jeebus, haven’t we milked every drop imaginable from this story (h/t Team Speed Kills)? Give it a rest already.
- Michael Elkon explains why the gap between Georgia Tech and Georgia this year isn’t as big as you think.
- “Breaking down the SEC race”? Seriously?
- Casey Clausen’s failure to become an NFL draft pick scarred little Jimmy for life. I bet he was haunted by that during the limousine ride to his announcement to attend Notre Dame.
- Kentrell Lockett on Coach O and the Peter Principle: “Great guy, but he just wasn’t that head coach. He was a great D-line coach but he wasn’t that head coach.” That should make for a fun post-game howdy.
- In conference play, Vanderbilt scores a touchdown once every 128 plays. Wow.
The WLOCP draws nigh, but the buffet line is still open.
- Wow, the Wiz goes all in on the SEC refs situation.
- He also throws in the towel on Gene Chizik. I’m not ready to toss dirt on Chizik’s grave quite yet, but I can’t help but wonder if Jay Jacobs has had his V8 moment (“Wow, I could’ve had a Brian Kelly!”).
- Florida punter Chas Henry has yet to allow a single punt return yard this season. I don’t think Logan Gray is due for a breakout game returning punts on Saturday, then.
- Jimmy Clausen a phony? Who’da thunk it?
- Another compelling playoff editorial: the BCS sucks and Orrin Hatch is right, but let the guys who’ve made all the decisions the writer disagrees with keep making them. Why even bother writing that?
- To no one’s great surprise, Brandon Spikes is expected to play Saturday.
- And shame on you, Ivan Maisel, for writing a blurb about how hard it is to figure out who the candidates are for the Biletnikoff Award without mentioning A.J. Green.