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Jones, Sharpley get bum's rush in favor of Clausen

Originally Published: September 6, 2007
By Adam Rittenberg | Special to ESPN.com

For all the stupid secrecy, senseless comparisons and drawn-out "competition," Notre Dame's quarterback situation came down to one word: when.

As in, when would Jimmy Clausen be ready to start?

The answer came Tuesday as third-year Fighting Irish coach Charlie Weis announced Clausen would start Saturday at No. 14 Penn State (ESPN, 6 p.m. ET). Clausen finished spring practice as the team's top quarterback, but surgery to remove a bone spur in his throwing elbow prevented him from ...

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