Originally Posted by pittsburghp8baller
i see clausen as a younger Ben, without the strength but still the escape ability. he has a big arm but he tries to do to much every play which leads to him turning it over as much as he does.
Notre Dame has great promise though, especially on the offensive side. no seniors at the skill positions and only two were juniors (one of the runnings backs and like the 4th receiver). we had two of the best freshman emerge in Michael Floyd and Kyle Rudolph and Armando Allen/Robert Hughes combo is like a lesser Reggie Bush/LenDale White combo. great upside in south bend, and its gonna start in hawaii in the hawaii bowl
if Clausen doesnt turn it up by middle of next season, i wouldnt be surprised if Weis (or whoever is there) throws in Dayne Crist, who was in some ranking number 2 behind Terrelle Pryor. (it was either Crist or Manuel who was second)
He can't touch Ben. Especially when Defenses are forcing him to make boneheaded decisions.
Next year makes it or breaks it for Clausen. Next Year's schedule gives them a chance to win 7-8 games. He needs to take advantage of the cheap win games and win a game or two to make a Statement.