SportsCrack Blog

Monday, October 05, 2009


ESPN disorderly personality Mark May made the above gesture when Lou Holtz mentioned Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen as a Heisman Trophy frontrunner after leading the Irish to their third straight last second win with a game winning drive. Clausen now leads the nation in passing efficiency while completing over 67% of his passes with a 12 TD-to-2 INT rate. But why would Mark May care? He would rather be doing other things apparently. Jimmy does appear to be the leading guy to win the Stiff Arm Statue because Tim Tebow is hurt and probably shouldn't play this week against LSU, Colt McCoy has been very average, and Sam Bradford was eliminated as soon as he went down with the shoulder injury against BYU. The only way Jimmy wins it though is if Notre Dame can beat USC on October 17th. Right now there is little doubt in my mind he is the best quarterback in the nation and he has matured into a leader. If Notre Dame did not have Clausen then they would be 1-4 right now. Seriously. If the Heisman goes to the best player in the nation then it would be hard to argue that Jimmy isn't it right now.

What do you guys think?


Anonymous said...

Im no Notre Dame fan or anything, but his last second heroics are amazing so far. To me it's just like Quinn. He has matured into a very aware and smart QB. So far he has my vote!

Anonymous said...

I completley agree Clausen has been the best passer in the nation. He is one of the tops in all the major categories and he sat out half the game against purdue and not to mention he threw for 422 yds while still being bothered by his turf toe. His maturity and development into a leader on this team and his last second heoics the last few weeks should make him the front runner. If they do beat the trojans in 2 weeks the heisman should be heading to South Bend.