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Report: Jimmy Clausen to enter draft

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clausen.jpgNotre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen will forgo his senior year and enter the NFL Draft, according to ESPN's Tom Friend.

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.

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YOU ARE DOING THE RIGHT MOVE, YOU HAVE DONE AN EXCELLENT JOB FOR NOTRE DAME, WHY GO THROUGH ANYMORE CHANGES WITH A NEW COACH!
SEE YOU IN THE GREEN ROOM!

Definitely the right decision--but--no way Clausen will make it in the NFL. He needs to get the bonus money, then find his way from there. He'll play a little, but will never make it. Why? Doesn't have the talent. Has the stats--size, demeanor, ND stats. But he doesn't have "the talent." What is "the talent?" It's that Montana, Marino, Elway, Brady, Brees quality--the ability to really play the position. He's a "constructed quarterback," i.e., he came from a family of qb's, he's 6'3" and 215lbs, the right size, but, he's not a great athlete. He has a weak arm (has to use his body for leverage), he's not graceful, and overall, he just can't play. As Weis should go back to the NFL, he should go back to high school. He looks good on paper, but can't play. Sad deal. Okay, done.

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