"He's a great football player. We've known that since he was 14. You're seeing the culmination of a career, all that here. He's a great player. Fortunately we got out of here. This is the best he's been. He's extraordinary."
-- Pete Carroll, Oct. 17, 2009
"I think Jimmy Clausen is the best college quarterback I have seen this year."
-- Michael Wilbon, Oct. 2, 2009
"He's got to be the frontrunner right now."
-- Kirk Herbstreit, Oct. 10, 2009
"He's the best quarterback we've faced this year."
-- Washington State head coach Paul Wulff, Oct. 31, 2009
"Most of the time we play I'll watch tape on quarterbacks and we try determine what throws can this guy make, what throws does he have difficulty with. We try to create a game plan around that. He can make all of the throws. There are no holes in this guy. He'll be playing on Sundays. There's no doubt about that."
-- Pittsburgh head coach Dave Wannstedt, Nov. 9, 2009
"Clausen, right now, is playing at a Heisman level. This is his third year in Weis' system and now he's starting to become comfortable. He's playing phenomenal."
-- Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo, Nov. 3, 2009