Clausen is expected to announce his decision at a 2 p.m. press conference.
"After the season, in talking to my parents and obviously Coach Weis, I jut feel it's the right time,'' Clausen told ESPN.com Monday. "Coach Weis told me whether he was going to be here or not be here, it was time for me to go. He thought I've improved so much since I came to Notre Dame. So, I'm taking his advice, and I'm going to head out.''The 22-year-old has thrown for 60 touchdowns and 8,148 yards during his three years at the South Bend university.
Many believe that his departure would make star wide receiver Golden Tate's jump to the NFL a sure thing, emptying the cupboard even more for whomever the Irish's next coach will be.