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Double Whammy

Part I of IrishEyes' coverage of the early departures of juniors Golden Tate and Jimmy Clausen to the NFL draft.

As the search for Notre Dame's 27th football coach reaches Day 7, the Notre Dame fan base received a double dose of bad news with the joint announcement that junior quarterback Jimmy Clausen and classmate Golden Tate will forgo their senior seasons and enter the NFL Draft. While the blow is detrimental to the team's 2010 prospects it was the culmination and ultimate athletic reward for a season... Recommended Stories