All it apparently took was an embarassing 23-7 loss to Michigan State last week for Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen to decided that it was enough with the long hair.
The former Oaks Christian High star was flagged for clipping this week.
On the Notre Dame official site, Clausen, the former Oaks Christian High star, explains why he decided to do it (linked here):
“I cut it off, as you can see. I don’t know why I really did it. But one of the things I said was, I’ve been growing it out for a long time, I said if we lost, once we lost, I’d cut it off. Had to cut it off. … It was getting old, so… “
Meanwhile, NBC’s Notre Dame analyst Pat Haden, said it about the Irish’s game coming up against Purdue (Saturday, Channel 4, 11:30 a.m.): “Jimmy Clausen is clearly playing better than a year ago. He is stronger and much more confident, and has found a big time threat in Golden Tate.”
Golden Tate may still be golden. But not Clausen’s hair.