Carolina Panthers quarterback Jimmy Clausen is naturally disappointed that he didn't have more success at Notre Dame.
He headed to the school with hopes of national titles, but he had to settle for a victory in the Hawaii Bowl. In addition, head coach Charlie Weis was ousted.
"It was definitely hard, and not the way I wanted it to be for coach Weis," Clausen said. "But at the end of the day, he's moved on and I've moved on from there, and he's having a great start, so far, and things are going all right."
Weis is now the offensive coordinator of the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs.
Clausen said he's talked to new Fighting Irish coach Brian Kelly a few times, and he plans to return to his alma mater for the first time since his NFL Pro Day during the Panthers' bye weekend. The Fighting Irish host Western Michigan next Saturday in South Bend.
"I'll be going back next week, to watch the game and see my buddies," Clausen said. "I enjoyed my time there. Some people may say otherwise, but it was one of the greatest experiences of my life, going to school at Notre Dame and being a student athlete there."