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Jimmy vs. Matt

Oct 15, 2009, 8:00 PM EDT

Steve Clarkson, the private quarterback coach who tutors both Jimmy Clausen and Matt Barkley sat down with ESPN’s Mike Hill to discuss the weekend ahead. It’s a fairly in-depth interview where Clarkson does his best to break down the strengths of both quarterbacks (as well as pump the tires of the private quarterback coach who was the key to their success). I’ve always though that Clarkson was a guy with his agenda first and his quarterbacks/clients second, but it’s pretty clear that he’s excited for both kids.

It’s a long video — over 6 minutes — but it’s worth a watch, if only for the part where Clarkson reveals that he had to beg Carroll to offer Barkley a scholarship.

  1. Mark Lillicrap - Oct 17, 2009 at 5:44 PM

    What an embarrassment’s live webcast of the ND Band performance @ halftime was —
    First the volume dropped and some idiot was heard talking over the band (“Ya, okay…ya…”), and then he kept talking, and then the band & announcer & crowd noise disappeared completely.
    Not sure if the voice said anything more, but the last half of the performance was completely silent!
    BOOO! Figure it out, NBC!!

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