You should know that Clausen's poor humor was strongly disapproved of on NDNation as it should have been. Most ND fans are weary of this stereotypical joking humor and the "Catholics vs Convict" T shirt that was so original in the 80's vs Miami has become offensive even to ND fans.
Notre Dame has a very large contingent of Southerners as students and graduates. My hometown is Pensacola and I am one of many fans who strongly dislike the slurring of our special place in the USA no matter where it originates. When the Country has a crisis, when there is a call to defend her, Southerners are the first to stand up and the last to stand down.
Please don't judge us by a few thoughtless adrenalin fueled zealots. Most ND grads and fans are respectful of all of our opponents. I am sure you may have occasionally been embarrassed by some of your own fans as well. They are not the measure of any University or its fan base.
We all have our Fans, after all the term is an abbreviation of Fanatic and it is what makes college football the sport that it is.
Remember, just because it is on the Internet, that doesn't make it so!