Nate Montana Finds Better Football Situation Than Notre Dame

Joe Montana's son has seen Rudy. He knows how this works. First you go to junior college, THEN you try out for Notre Dame.

The California Kid, Nate Montana, is going to enroll in Pasadena City College and play for one year, before transferring back to Notre Dame and try to compete for the starting quarterback job in 2010. Pasadena City College? I think UND plays them next year.

In case anyone thinks there's some kind of funny business goin' on with the heralded quarterback, Nate is here to put any of those rumors to bed. (There were rumors?)

I'm going there with the intention of getting playing time and then returning to Notre Dame in the spring to join back up with the team and compete again for the job ... Nothing's ever certain. That's a long way down the road, and I guess we'll just have to see where things go ... I don't have any academic problems or personal deals, it's purely for the experience of getting some time under center.

Just say it, son. You don't want to constantly live in your father's shadow. You want to stay at home for a year, do your thing, and then take a crack at the ol' big time school. It's the Carlton Banks Success Plan. I mean, look at him now! Actually ... whatever happened to him?

It's not just "some community college" he's choosing instead of Charlie Weis' fantastic program. The Pasadena City College Lancers have won five national titles, the most recent being 1977. Notable NFL alumni include Browns defensive lineman Jerome Harrison, and there've been dozens of famous PCC grads, such as singer/songwriter William Hung, fashion model Nick Nolte, and gay rights activist Fred Phelps.

Montana Headed To Junior College [South Bend Tribune]