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Clausen’s Heisman hopes hinge on clash with Trojans

Jimmy Clausen’s name has been found its way into the Heisman conversation, a byproduct of his excellent start, an eventual maturation process, and the Irish offensive line finally giving him enough to time sit in the pocket and use his talents and accuracy.

Yet for all the bluster about Clausen’s eye-popping numbers and number one QB efficiency rating, Jimmy has yet to have a true “Heisman moment.”

That opportunity comes this weekend, as the USC Trojans come to South Bend, looking to continue the trend of stomping the Irish. Over at the Inside the Irish blog, we take a look at where Clausen stands in current Heisman straw polls, and what Saturday’s game could do for his candidacy.

For Clausen to have a chance at winning the award, Saturday is the day where he’ll need to show up.