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.