January 16th, 2012 at 7:55 PM ^

Do you remember the bombast with which Charlie the Hutt was talking up the unholy union between him and Clausen? "After one practice with me, this kid will . . . . "

IMHO, the problem with the ND offense wasn't Clausen so much as Weis . . .

And as a fellow SoCal guy, yeah, I heard (friend of a friend kind of thing) that Jimmah was about the biggest dick on the planet, so it's not like I routinely stick up for the guy.


January 17th, 2012 at 12:58 AM ^

This kid is a joke.. Lsu or nd.. Lsd hereafter are both wild card head coaches.. Mad hatter or the man child bk will chew him up.. He looked like total shit in the bowl game ne way.. Let him flounder fuck him!


January 17th, 2012 at 12:00 PM ^

 Sad thing is if he had stayed with his IU commit, IMHO the kid would have been a star. They'd have geared the whole O around him, got tons of coaches and plays for him and pulled in some receivers.  He may have even started a bit of a turn-around for the whole program, and been the hero of his home state.  I feel for the hosiers, I guess.


January 16th, 2012 at 8:34 PM ^

Saw his 2 minute interview pre-game, was eloquent, solid, stated he was leaving for LSU "tomorrow, I love everyone down there, right place for me"

For him to change his mind from what I saw, and he seemed very sincere, I would be very curious to understand how LSU dropped the ball... Unless he finally woke up and discovered that 5 star QBs at LSU have the same chance of long-term succes as a Kardashian at a convent.


January 16th, 2012 at 6:07 PM ^

Ah yes ND, where promising QB's grow to become busts or transfers. Don't do it kid, Kelly will make you shit yourself on national TV as he does his best to restrain himself from ripping your arms off and shoving them up uranus. Go to LSU.


January 16th, 2012 at 6:15 PM ^

Well, they haven't had any Tom Brady's come through there, but JaMarcus Russell was an incredible college QB, and Matt Flynn is turning into a decent pro back-up (he looked like Aaron Rodgers in week 17 against the Lions).


January 16th, 2012 at 6:22 PM ^

If this guys goes through his reads like he goes through schools please let him play for ND!! He would have more completions to Countess than anyone else.


January 16th, 2012 at 6:26 PM ^

Not the quality individual we look for. You don't want a kid who changes his commitment twice.  He's not loyal.  An attention hawk.  His brother is also leaving Indiana.  Could it be the second coming of the Forcier family?



January 16th, 2012 at 7:05 PM ^

because Michigan has quite a few kids on the roster who were once committed to other schools, or does it only count if they decommitted twice?

Or perhaps people are disagreeing with his attack on a 17 year old's character for doing what 17 year olds often do..... changing their mind.


January 16th, 2012 at 7:20 PM ^

I have to admit, when I saw the thread title the first thing in my head was 'Tate?'.


Certainly unwarranted, but 'talented QB switching again' probably triggered it.  Of course, switching committments as a high school senior is very different than switching schools because you flopped academically.


I hope they both end up on their feet.




January 16th, 2012 at 6:44 PM ^

Oh yeah, I heard he wants to follow in the footsteps of all those extremely successful Notre Dame quarterbacks who lead their teams to preseason top 25 rankings.


January 16th, 2012 at 6:37 PM ^

make up his mind right now?  I get what you're saying, but it seems people forget these are 17-18 year old kids - choosing a school based only on academics is easier (at least it was for me - send out apps, best school I get into - wins) But adding the athletics element to that decision has to be tough.  Personally, I think too many people here have Shane Morrisitis.  The phenomonon that everyone now thinks kids should commit 18 months before hand and become recruiters themselves.


January 16th, 2012 at 6:47 PM ^

Well, I disagree with you to some extent. Things can change, particularly if you commit early. No one (other than Indiana fans, I presume) faulted Kiel for decommiting back in October.

But I do think that this time is different. He only committed about two weeks ago. It doesn't seem like that much could have changed. Did LSU's performance in the NC game really have that big an impact? It seems more like he was undecided and shouldn't have made an announcement to begin with.


January 16th, 2012 at 7:30 PM ^

I don't think the point was that you shouldn't ever decommit under any circumstances, but he has not decommitted twice, the second time being very shortly after he committed. 

And the guys you name are all special cases:

Roundtree (and Shaw) decommitted from their schools when RR came to UM.  Same thing with Bellomy and Hoke.  There was a major change at another school, and the switched their commitment. 

Hayes decommitted from ND because (rumor has it) he felt that he was being pushed out of his commitment when he and his family were ignored on a visit.  This was more of a mutual parting of ways.

With Kalis, the coach that recruited him was fired (kind of) and the school went through NCAA sanction craziness.  Again, major change in circumstances warranted a reconsideration. 

There have been no major changes with LSU or ND in the last month to warrant this.  He's just changing his mind, which is OK, but he probably shouldn't have committed then.