Quarterback Clausen shows off grown-up moves

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If you thought the whole "Fighting Irish" thing became a bit of an oxymoron last fall, there was this Saturday: An on-field skirmish between the Notre Dame offense and defense could have resulted, ...
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Mark J

Chicago, IL

#1 Apr 19, 2008
What? Notre Dame still has a football team?
Anonymous

Chicago, IL

#2 Apr 19, 2008
What a poorly-written article, bereft of insight!

Since: Apr 07

Chicago

#3 Apr 19, 2008
The Tribune nd bias makes me throw up in my mouth every time they print another slanted article, based on nothing. Clausen is Pawlus.
Jeeez

Des Plaines, IL

#4 Apr 19, 2008
I just HATE Notre Dame's football team.Must be great to have NBC as your own personel T.V. station,and not being biased about ya....
retcop

Peru, IL

#5 Apr 19, 2008
Yeah "what we do" my a##. What you do lately is lose and look bad doing it. A glorified scrimmage in dress uniforms means nothing. Tell me "what we do" in November. Play ball boy and stop talking.
I love Chicago

Chicago, IL

#6 Apr 20, 2008
Nice to see a grown-up at the Trib went in and changed the headline of this nd propaganda overnight. At least from the headline it appears to be an actual item of reporting and not what it is, another Trib green kool-aid drinking recruiting tool for nd. When will the Trib actually employ real sports journalists? Or, when will they have a beat reporter assigned FULL TIME to the other regional college football programs like the do for nd? I will answer my own questions, it would be NEVER. The Tribs transparent pro-nd bias reduces the Trib Sports department to hack status. Can't wait for the nd football 'human interest' stories, you know the ones, nd players with 'hearts-of-gold'. Gag.
Juan

Lisle, IL

#7 Apr 20, 2008
Good to hear Clausen's arm is 100%. Robert Hughes is going to be a pleasure to watch running the ball.

The youngsters on the o-line are another year older and after hitting the weight room are bigger and stronger. They were at times flat out over powered by the opposing d-line. Hopefully the sacks will be cut down and jimmy will have time to go deep.

The d-line doesn't have much depth, but Corwin has Tenuta and his aggressive blitzing schemes on board.

I'm curious to see how Haywood handles the call playing now that Charlie is taking over the special teams.

The Irish are going to be much improved but still have to over come their growing pains.

Good to see ND get Rival's 2009 top rated running back to commit yesterday. Plus they got a top notch defensive tackle to commit yesterday also.

ND's skill positions are looking very very promising .Quality depth at QB, outstanding stable of running backs with break away speed and Robert Hughes power, speed and height at the wide out and as usuall stud tight ends.

The Irish need to work on building a dominate running game with the o-line. They have a couple of potential road graders but the tackle postion needs to step up.

The d-line lacks depth but the linebackers are very athletic and the d-backfield should be fairly solid.
Juan

Lisle, IL

#8 Apr 20, 2008
I'm stoked just thinking about ND....woohoo!!!
ndfan

AOL

#9 Apr 20, 2008
I think Harrison Smith is going to be a star at ND. The irish have alot of young talent on defense and i think will shock alot of poeple in 2008
PJay

Champaign, IL

#10 Apr 20, 2008
As a lifelong Notre Dame fan, I felt that the dismissal of Tyrone Willingham was a bit odd, but gave Weis a chance, especially seeing how he achieved early success (albeit with Willingham's players). However, after the atrocious, record-breakingly awful season last year, I can no longer call myself a fan of Notre Dame. There is no reason that Weis should have kept his job when Willingham was fired after his third season, even though his performance was MUCH better than Weis's. Clearly, Weis is incapable of preparing his players. Coaches like Pete Carroll, whom I have a newly found respect for, are able to prepare their players year in and year out. When USC loses a Heisman candidate or two to the NFL, it is not a problem. Somebody is waiting in the wings and ready to fill the void. This did not happen with Weis. The fact that Demetrius Jones was pulled with a paltry 3 pass attempts before halftime of the season opener last year also left a bad taste. He was not getting any protection, but the play calling was not doing anything to help him out, either. It seems that Weis's failures would guarantee his dismissal at the once proud school, yet he will still be on the sidelines this year. Certainly makes it seem that there were other factors in Willingham's firing, the most likely candidate being race. For the first time in my life, I will not be tuning in on Saturdays to see the blue and gold.
I love Chicago

Chicago, IL

#11 Apr 20, 2008
How old is the the slow, one-armed-throwing-sack-bag jimmy-boy? 30? It is nice to see he can complete half of his passes in an inter-squad 'game'. Crist is the best qb on this sad-sack team of guys who cannot block, and he will never see the field unless the slow, and breakable jimmy-boy gets broken again. nd, a five win season in '08 and many more years of charlie the Hutt. Love the multi-year train wreck. More features stories about this terrible team, come on Trib, keep making these sensible editorial decisions, more column inches devoted to this horrible football team.

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