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Svoboda
05-30-2012, 01:03 PM
Please place your nominations for All-Time Notre Dame Quarterback in this thread. Be sure to include supporting links to sway votes in your nominee's favor. For this position, please only nominate ONE player. Nominations will be open until Friday, June 1 and we'll then create a poll to allow everyone to vote on the nominees.

marv81s
05-30-2012, 01:20 PM
Although he never won much when he was there, jimmy clausen

i think given what he had to work with at ND, it is pretty damn incredible the records he owns at ND. Johnny Lujack and Tony Rice would be my other nominations

tedwick
05-30-2012, 01:20 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu1Ce4yzzo4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNVl6qubSV4

IrishDodger
05-30-2012, 01:21 PM
Tony Rice b/c he started for more than two seasons, led a prolific offense, made some electrifying highlights & won a national championship.

IrishDodger
05-30-2012, 01:26 PM
Although he never won much when he was there, jimmy clausen

i think given what he had to work with at ND, it is pretty damn incredible the records he owns at ND. Johnny Lujack and Tony Rice would be my other nominations


Thanks for nominating Clausen b/c he absolutely deserves consideration. While his team's record didn't leave a good impression, it was in no way from his lack of production. If he had a defense that could stop the likes of Syracuse, Pitt, MSU, scUM, UNC, Stanford ('09) & a few others, they would have been a BCS bowl team in 2008 &/ or 2009. He rarely had a running game to keep defenses from focusing solely on the pass.

marv81s
05-30-2012, 01:31 PM
i have zero doubt in my mind that if he would have stayed for his senior year in Brian Kelly's system, even though he isn't the protype that Kelly wants in offensive system, he would have put up monster numbers. His accuracy is/was crazy, just unbelievable and we all know what Rees's problem is. ND could have easily won at least 3 more games in Kelly's first year with JC as their QB, no doubt in my mind.

NDAlumSon
05-30-2012, 01:34 PM
1943 Senior Angelo Bertelli AA, Heisman, CFHOF (1972)
1942 Junior Angelo Bertelli AA
1941 Soph. Angelo Bertelli

Irish Joe
05-30-2012, 01:53 PM
Just because no one has mentioned him yet and he needs to be in the conversation....Brady Quinn

mlcspinner
05-30-2012, 02:09 PM
Joe Theismann

He set school records for passing yards in a season (2,429) and touchdowns in a season (16)

He also set a school record for passing yards in a game (526) and completions in a game (33)

he finished second to Jim Plunkett in Heisman voting.

His record at ND was 20–3–2

Theismann was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2003.

KMac151993
05-30-2012, 02:33 PM
Have to do it....

Kevin McDougal

jerseyborn1971
05-31-2012, 08:48 AM
Interesting debate. hard for many of us to judge since most never saw so many of the all-time greats actually play. I tend to agree with marv though. For what he had to work with and against the opponents he played, Clausen was incredible. Accuracy and decision making are the obvious strengths, but people undervalue how freakin' tough that kid was. He took beatings and played at a high level on a busted hoof.

TexasDomer
05-31-2012, 08:58 AM
Johnny Lujack

NotreDameNate
05-31-2012, 09:39 AM
The one person that will always stand out to me was Clausen. The accuracy that he could throw with was incredible. 68% completion percentage, 3,722 yds., 28 td's, 4 ints. (and i know full well two of those were not his fault). That's impressive to me.

SUBWAYDOMER
05-31-2012, 12:49 PM
My choice is Rusty Lisch, his play opened the door for Joe Montana... for numbers Clausen and Brady Quinn, for winning give me Joe Cool and Tony Rice

Jiggafini19
05-31-2012, 01:40 PM
I'm only going to nominate someone from my lifetime, and that would be Brady Quinn. Close second: Rick Mirer.

TexasDomer
05-31-2012, 03:52 PM
More on Lujack from Wikipedia:


Lujack attended Notre Dame, where he was given a scholarship by Frank Leahy, from 1942–1943 and then 1946-1947, his career was interrupted for two years by World War II after his sophomore season, where he served in the United States Navy. His time in the Navy was spent hunting German submarines in the English Channel as an ensign.

When he returned from the Atlantic (ETO) duty he appeared on the cover of the September 29, 1947, issue of LIFE. He led the 1947 Fighting Irish to 9-0 record for his senior year, where he completed 61 passes on a 109 attempts for 777 yards and also ran 139 yards on 12 caries, and won the Heisman Trophy. As he had in high school, he once again received varsity letters (called "monograms") in four sports (again baseball, football, basketball, and track) while at Notre Dame, becoming the third person to do so. He was a two-time All-American (1946 & 1947) and led Notre Dame to three national championships (1943, '46 and '47). And, in addition to winning the Heisman, he was named Associated Press Athlete of the Year.

3 NCs in 4 years (though one was backing up Bertelli in '43), separated by service in the Navy. Not a bad record, that.

The question is do we evaluate from the standpoint of stats or team performance while the QB played?

Svoboda
05-31-2012, 07:44 PM
If you have other nominations, get them in now. Nomination thread will close soon and thread with poll to vote on the Gold Helmet All-Time QB will be open soon!

Svoboda
05-31-2012, 07:46 PM
Since he was jigga's second nomination and I think he needs to go on the ballot, I'm giong to say Rick Mirer.

NDAlumSon
05-31-2012, 10:12 PM
If you have other nominations, get them in now. Nomination thread will close soon and thread with poll to vote on the Gold Helmet All-Time QB will be open soon!

Steve Beuerlein

marv81s
05-31-2012, 10:24 PM
Nobody is going to nominate paul hornung? I think he should be on the list

NDAlumSon
05-31-2012, 10:33 PM
Nobody is going to nominate paul hornung? I think he should be on the list
I've always thought of him more as a runner than a natural QB. But then again that was the game back then.

Jiggafini19
06-01-2012, 02:18 PM
1. Brady Quinn
2. Rick Mirer
3. Tony Rice
4. Jimmy Clausen
5. Ron Powlus

Svoboda
06-01-2012, 06:46 PM
Opening the thread back up if you'd like to continue discussion.