"Richard James Clausen" is the current offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at Calabasas High School. He is also a former American football player who played college football for LSU Tigers football/Louisiana State University and Tennessee Volunteers football/University of Tennessee. During his two years at LSU (2001 Redshirt and 2002) he played in three games, starting the 2002 game against Ole Miss. At the end of the 2002 season, he transferred to Tennessee Volunteers football/Tennessee, where he walked on to the football team as a backup quarterback, sitting out the 2003 season under the NCAA transfer rules. His older brother Casey Clausen/Casey also played college football for Tennessee in 2000-2003 and is the head football coach at Calabasas High School. His youngest brother Jimmy Clausen/Jimmy currently plays quarterback for the Chicago Bears.

Before coming to Tennessee, Rick Clausen played for the LSU Tigers of Baton Rouge. Upon his return to Tiger stadium in 2005, this time in a Volunteer uniform, Clausen and the Vols down 21-0 at half triumphed to defeat LSU at home 30-27. Clausen went undrafted in the 22005 NFL Draft/005 NFL Draft.

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Everybody makes comments and said, 'I transferred to Tennessee because I wasn't good enough to play here.

We know it could be a special year.

Death Valley is a great place to play. I've been here and it's been pretty ruckus. It was loud, and I enjoyed it.

It was a tough week for myself. I called home a few times. I didn't really want to be here. My family said you got to stay. You never know what might happen. I'm so thankful to those guys and the 70 guys in the locker room. Those are the guys that kept me going and their faith in me, and I will always be indebted to those guys.

It's been a roller coaster. That's the best way to describe it.

I just try to get the ball to our playmakers. That's my job.

It was a tough week for myself, ... I called home a few times; I really didn't want to be here.

I've put in the work and I thought I had a good preseason.

Wherever the quarterback derby or whatever you call it goes from here it doesn't matter. I'm just glad that we won. Basically, the questions about the whole quarterback thing, I'd like them to stop.