Looks Like Charlie Weis and The Jimmy Are Gone without a Doubt

Charlie Weis Jimmy Clausen

Much like Buckeyes fans who expressed support of Rich Rodriguez on Saturday, anti-Notre Dame fans will be sad to hear about the way things are ending for the Irish. Now 6-5 after losing to UConn, all signs point to the school firing Charlie Weis after the season ends. There couldn’t have been a clearer sign than when the school decided Weis wouldn’t be allowed to remain on the West Coast for a scheduled recruiting trip following the Stanford game. That was their way of sending their message without publicly saying Weis is done.

Adding to the awesomeness surrounding South Bend this week was when Jimmy Clausen got punched on Saturday night in/outside a restaurant. The details surrounding the event are sketchy at best, with several explanations being offered. Given Jimmy’s history of untimely remarks and cocky behavior, I’m guessing he’s not the innocent lamb he’s being made out to be. As far as his future goes, the Chicago Tribune is saying the Clausens are selling their South Bend home. The home has been up for sale since the summer, but the family has accepted an offer. Was it put up for sale in the summer because of the economy or some other reason? Or was it so the family would have options in case Jimmy left school early? I’m guessing it’s the latter. Or maybe Clausen is leaving because Jimmy holds grudges.

Jimmy Clausen Digs Natty Light

Why not? Choice of the collegiate champion, right? It’s cheap, it’s easy, it’s perfect. And frankly, Jimmy is just getting a raw deal. As tipster JS emails in, Clausen was cited for transporting alcohol. That straight up has to be the lamest citation out there (next to urinating in someone’s mailbox while hammered). It also looks like someone must really be out to get this kid. From the South Bend Tribune, via FanHouse:

It has recently come to light that the University of Notre Dame freshman quarterback was cited for transporting alcohol as a minor in connection with a June 23 incident at a local liquor store.

Indiana State Excise Police cited the 19-year-old Clausen and a 23-year-old outside the Belmont Beverage store at 1621 South Bend Ave., near the Notre Dame campus, police said.

The 23-year-old entered the store and bought two 1.75-liter bottles of Smirnoff vodka and a 200-milliliter bottle of Jack Daniel’s whiskey, police said, as well as a case containing 30 cans of Natural Light beer.

$170 later, problem solved. And honestly, if this citation doesn’t show how jacked up our society is, then I don’t know what does. Kid’s old enough to drive, old enough to quarterback the Fighting Irish and deal with national media scrutiny, but he’s not old enough to drive with alcohol in the car? Gimme a break. Now this to go along with his arm trouble. That’s harsh.

Jimmy Clausen Won’t Be Healthy to Start Spring Practice

If you read my old blog at Foxsports.com, then you already know what I think about Jimmy Clausen and the disgusting levels of hype he received prior to arriving on Notre Dame’s campus. Now, thanks to commenter JS, I see that the Golden Boy with the Golden Arm won’t be fully healthy when spring practice starts tomorrow, thanks to an undisclosed arm injury.

Jim Clausen Sr. said his son’s injury was discovered last summer. ”We’ve been aware that this was an issue,” the elder Clausen said. ”He played 15 games with the problem this past season, so you know he’s a competitor. But I think at the end of the season, he started to lose some velocity. At some point, if it’s causing that much discomfort, we’ll see what other option is best.”

This is already a bad sign for Jimmy, but not surprising. I always say that the hype in high school means nothing when you get to college.

Just look at Kyle Wright — the consensus top QB in the nation coming out of high school. Last year he was benched at Miami in favor of Kirby Freeman!

Are we looking at the next Ron Powlus? If his arm doesn’t heal, I think so.