Tate leaving the Golden Dome, too

In a move that won’t be regarded as much of a surprise, Notre Dame receiver Golden Tate is joining Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen and heading to the NFL.

Adam Schefter reports that Tate will be entering the 2010 draft.

It makes sense, for several reasons.  First, with the current system for paying rookies potentially changing, many underclassmen are expected to bail on remaining eligibility. 

Second, with a new coach coming to town and 2010 likely to be a season of transition, the stock of these two players might not get any higher.

Third, and as we’ve said many times in the past, a guy who is eligible and able to play in the NFL should go get paid when he can.  Otherwise, the player is playing for the financial security and well-being not of himself, but of his coach.

19 responses to “Tate leaving the Golden Dome, too

  1. Can’t stand Notre Dame. But I’ll take one of their receivers (him or preferrably Floyd but I think hes a soph) on my team anyday. Tates a bad dude. He’ll be number 2 receiver on board after Dez Bryant

  2. Going to miss Golden Tate, but there isn’t anymore he can do at the college level. Whoever drafts this kid is going to be very happy. Good luck Golden, and thanks for the memories.

  3. I’m not sure if this guy is going to set the NFL on fire or not, but as a collegiate he was awesome. He reminds me a bit of Josh Reed from LSU/Buffalo Bills. Reed was a great college wideout, but his game didn’t transfer to the pro game as well.

  4. I’m just surprised as a Notre Dame fan that the school didn’t find a way to make Tate rhyme with Dome…lol. Any excuse to try and get Joey Sunshine in the conversation! 🙂

  5. Tate will be MUCH more successful at the next level than Clausen…
    Tate I think will end up being a #1 receiver… Clausen will be lucky to accomplish as much as Brady Quinn.

  6. I freakin’ hate Notre Dame. With that being said, Golden Tate is a witch. Love to have that guy on my team–think he could be out Heyward-Bey?

  7. “Third, and as we’ve said many times in the past, a guy who is eligible and able to play in the NFL should go get paid when he can. Otherwise, the player is playing for the financial security and well-being not of himself, but of his coach.”
    Or to, you know, finish their college education so they can earn a living when they aren’t in the NFL 5-10 years from now.

  8. Florio ya F’n Hog Farmers Lawyer! Your attitude SUCKS!
    “Otherwise, the player is playing for the financial security and well-being not of himself, but of his coach.”
    I know lawyers have a hard time comprehending any thing other than $$$, but there are other things to consider, such as THE TEAM, a University that gave you a free education, fans, and maybe most importantly, personal satisfaction!
    If I’d had this attitude (along with MILLIONS of others) the US would have NO military (8 yrs in the Corps) NO ONE to serve to answer the call when the country needed us. I don’t speak for any of the others that have served, but I can guarantee you in 99.9% of the cases, it wasn’t for the money.
    But then again your probably one of those people that feel that it was just mine and others lot in life, due to some social economic issues, that is all we are capable of .
    Pull your head outta your wallet for once and think beyond your bank account. There are other motivations and desires other than $$$$!

  9. 20 mil guaranteed buys a lot of night classes.
    Get paid while you can, and put some aside in case you want to get your degree later.
    Going pro is the move if you can get drafted in round 1. You’d do the same and you’re lying if you say you wouldn’t.

  10. You know that this isn’t true and that you and Taylor are going to find yourself in court for trying to spread lies about The Fighting Irish and their players (I think that I’m going to go out back and cry)…….. :^

  11. Fam ghost- Him and Josh Reed have similiar body types, but from what I understand Tate was a 100m track guy. When I was watchin him against my Trojans I believe they said he was their fastest player so hes got some wheels. If he punches in a 4.3 or so at the combine then I’d say he’s a lot faster than Reed, and will be lining up on the outside. Don’t get me wrong Reed’s a good player but they have 2 diff games the way I see it

  12. Did this guy seriously just compare a college football team with the armed forces?
    So if Notre Dame loses, the terrorists win?

  13. Nathan, I’ll refrain from embarrassing you, only because I like your name, it’s also my son’s middle name.
    I can assure you that at the time I joined (Oct 25 1983 2 days after the Bombing of the Marine Barracks in Lebanon) I had just turned 21, money was not real high on my priority list.
    I would most definitely have made the same choice as I did, regardless of other opportunity’s.

  14. Thanks Me-So … I wasn’t sure if Tate was a burner or not. Reed was a 4.5 – 4.6 40 yd. dash guys. I think that’s the main reason for his struggles in the pros .. not quick enough to seperate.

  15. I think Tate’s going to be an NFL star, and I’ve been very good at calling NFL WR busts over the years.

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