By AJ Mazzolini
NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana met with University of Montana football coaches on Tuesday, Montana head coach Robin Pflugrad confirmed Wednesday afternoon.
Joe's son, Nate Montana, 21, currently is a backup quarterback at Notre Dame. On Wednesday, Pflugrad neither confirmed nor denied that the meeting surrounded Nate Montana's possible transfer to UM.
"(Montana) has four kids and we talked about them all," Pflugrad said of the meeting, adding that he is aware of Nate's situation at Notre Dame but declined to comment further.
Nate Montana backed up junior Dayne Crist and freshman Tommy Rees last season, appearing in three games and completing nine of 18 pass attempts. The quarterback threw one interception and no touchdowns. Montana walked on for the Irish as a freshman but saw no playing time. He transferred to Pasadena Community College for his sophomore season where he completed just one third of his passes with two touchdowns and five interceptions before returning to Notre Dame for his junior season.
Joe Montana won four Super Bowls with the San Francisco 49ers where he played 14 seasons.
Former Michigan player Tate Forcier, another quarterback considering a transfer to Montana, ended the suspense Wednesday afternoon, signing with the University of Miami Hurricanes. UM had been in the running for Forcier along with Kansas State, Washington, Arizona and Miami.