Joe Montana on Notre Dame, “It’s hard to be in their corner”

October 27, 2011

Nate Montana's attempt to follow his father's footsteps at Notre Dame failed miserably.

Notre Dame’s legendary quarterback Joe Montana is displeased with his alma mater. During the 22nd annual Compeer luncheon appearance at the Riverside Convention Center in Rochester New York, the Golden Domer was asked weather he would consider an athletic director position or head coach position at Notre Dame. His response, “You’re asking me at absolutely the wrong time.”

Montana’s terse comment evolved from the way his son Nate Montana was treated during his brief stint at Notre Dame. The younger Montana, who was a preferred walk-on, was a seldom used back-up who was sort of a renaissance man early in his career. In 2008, he saw no playing time as a freshman. In 2009, he transferred to Pasadena Community College where he completed 31 of 88 passes for 324 yards (2 TDs, 5 INTs). In 2010, he returned to Notre Dame as Dayne Christ’s back-up where is saw very limited action. When he did play, it was hardly stellar—amassing 116 yards in 3 games with 0 TDs and 1 INT.

Ultimately it was time for Montana and Notre Dame to part ways. “What happened with my son and the reasons for leaving Notre Dame shouldn’t happen to any kid,” stated Joe Montana. “At this point in time, it’s hard to be in their corner.”

It’s clear Montana is bitter at his son’s treatment. But to be fair, Nate did not perform well on the field and he was not good enough to lead Notre Dame. While it’s understandable Joe the father is upset, Joe the competitve QB should understand.

Nate Montana is currently a QB at the University of Montana.

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