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What Rivals Said About Jimmy 2 Years Ago


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This is the extended scouting report they gave. He was the only player that got one:

"Called a “10-year prospect” by many who cover California high school football, Clausen has put up gaudy statistics and won a state championship as a senior. What gets lost with all the talk of leading Notre Dame to the promised land and 60-plus touchdowns in a season, is that Clausen has serious football tools to back up the hype. He has a strong arm, an extremely quick release and razor sharp accuracy. He’s got excellent size and a good frame for a college or pro quarterback. His presence in the pocket and the feel he has for the game are very advanced for a high school player. You combine that with his physical tools and it’s obvious that he’s special."

http://florida.rivals.com/viewrank.asp?ra_key=1475

 

Kinda funny to read now. I've been slightly disappointed. I remember when Sportscenter did a story on him when he was a Junior in High school and called him "the LeBron James of Football." I don't think he's been coached up well/he plays hurt every week.

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There is no questioning his god given skills. I still say he is the most complete all around guy I have seen in a long time. I do not know of a guy that had his accuracy, touch, arm strength, and ability to throw every pass.

 

JC will be AMAZING if he can get a decent line, and good running game, and a little confidence. After the A$$ Kicking he took last year, he tends to get a little bit nervous under pressure. He does not play well under the intense pressure our line puts him under.

 

Give this guy a little bit of time and he will eat you up. Give him a threat of a running game and a little time, and the sky will be the limit.

 

The only thing "wrong" with Jimmy is the whole locking on his receiver issue. I honestly believe this is one of the most easily "fixed" problems for a QB, but it requires him to stay off of his back....and not have to run around in the backfield before he actually gets to the 4th step of a 5 step drop.

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Halfway through the season people were talking about how great he was looking. He forced a couple throws, but what true sophomore doesn't? And he was doing all of this with youth at every skill position. Now, people are talking about how disappointed they are in him. How quickly things change...

 

The only reason I'm really disappointed is because he's missed quite a few slant routes and stuff lately. Yanno, gimme's. I'm still glad we have him I just think the level of the hype was unfair for a high school kid. How good can you expect him to be straight out of highschool? So, I don't mean to down him at all I just think it was misleading. I have been impressed with how he's done with 0 running game though.

 

And things do change quickly when he stops looking great. That's fair man. If he hasn't played well lately we're expected to say he has?

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If he had chosen a school that has a line and a running game (let's just say USC), he would be in the Heisman race right now. The fact that he chose ND is why he is "not living up to his hype".

 

I think he will be better off in the long run (in the NFL) for choosing ND....but I do not believe he will be able to live up to his recruiting hype here. You can't be an elite QB without a line or a running game.

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If he had chosen a school that has a line and a running game (let's just say USC), he would be in the Heisman race right now. The fact that he chose ND is why he is "not living up to his hype".

 

I think he will be better off in the long run (in the NFL) for choosing ND....but I do not believe he will be able to live up to his recruiting hype here. You can't be an elite QB without a line or a running game.

 

I would agree 100%

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I agree with everything you are saying. I just think it's funny how everybody was raving about how good JC was less than 2 months ago, and now many are calling for Crist to play next season. It's just unfair on a kid.

 

I also agree with IrishGuy saying that a major problem he has is locking on to this receivers, though I would add the problem of turning his back on the play the moment he feels pressure. What good could possibly come from a pocket qb having his back to the play?

 

Yeah he seems afraid to step up in the pocket. I think he's banged up. There was an article about how he's in the trainers room a lot every week.

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If he had chosen a school that has a line and a running game (let's just say USC), he would be in the Heisman race right now. The fact that he chose ND is why he is "not living up to his hype".

 

I think he will be better off in the long run (in the NFL) for choosing ND....but I do not believe he will be able to live up to his recruiting hype here. You can't be an elite QB without a line or a running game.

 

No kidding.

 

Put Jimmy behind Oklahoma's line and see what he could do.

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I just think it's funny how everybody was raving about how good JC was less than 2 months ago, and now many are calling for Crist to play next season. It's just unfair on a kid.

 

That's because it was roughly 2 months ago that he started missing wide open throws, throwing 4 picks a game, and in general causing us football games. And you, CJDOMER, were just last week telling all of us how crazy we were to point out this team's and CW's obvious flaws and regression. Now you don't seem so vocal about it so I guess this door swings both ways.

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Well in all fairness D&D, I don't think anyone could have predicted this. I thought some things that ended up completely off base and now I feel a fool. Oh well, life goes on. I'm just excited about Lil Cody, he could play right away! ;)

 

 

Make it rain on 'em Cody! Ha ha, got to love being a fanatic!

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Halfway through the season people were talking about how great he was looking. He forced a couple throws, but what true sophomore doesn't? And he was doing all of this with youth at every skill position. Now, people are talking about how disappointed they are in him. How quickly things change...

 

the truth of the matter is that young guys usually make progress as they get older. Our young guys seem to have regressed.

 

i think the fact that we've been competitive and had double digit leads and shouldve won almost all the games we lost except MSU & BC is better than what we had last year obv, and that yes being young can hurt when you cant finish your opponent. But on the other end we're losing games we had won and lost to a team like Syracuse at home and they were far more inferior than us. Sometimes we have to take the goggles off and demand more from these kids. My God, I hope we just upset USC and everyone can get back on the wagon!!

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the poor decisions he's making have nothing to do with the line. Now running the ball is a different story. If we cant run against anyone besides Navy then we're not going to beat anyone decent

 

JC still gets flushed out of the pocket (doesn't step up), WAY more than he should. Is that the weak OL, or a QB who is shell-shocked from being pounded his whole ND career? If the QB knows the run game is weak, doesn't it affect overall play?

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JC still gets flushed out of the pocket (doesn't step up), WAY more than he should. Is that the weak OL, or a QB who is shell-shocked from being pounded his whole ND career? If the QB knows the run game is weak, doesn't it affect overall play?

 

I'm going with shell shocked/I think he's banged up already every week.

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He won't even play in the NFL if he doesn't learn that he cannot release the ball at shoulder level. How many passes have been knocked down by the D line? That won't cut it at this level let alone in the NFL.

 

I hate to pile on the kid but he is also telegraphing his throws. I can tell you who he is going to throw the ball to before he snaps it.

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