After Notre Dame starting quarterback Dayne Crist left with an injury after leading the Irish to a first quarter touchdown, backup Tommy Rees came in and threw two passes and was done for the day after being intercepted.
Enter Nate Montana, son of legendary Notre Dame and NFL quarterback Joe Montana.
Things didn't go so well for him either. He was also intercepted and completed eight of 17 passes before being pulled for returning Crist who led the Irish all the way back.
Here are 10 reasons why we'll never see Nate Montana on the field again this season.
On the one interception Nate did throw, he took the snap, stared at the receiver he was going to throw to, and unloaded it. Only problem was, the guy that caught it wasn't from Notre Dame.
We all remember the movie "Rudy" about former Notre Dame player Rudy Ruettiger. It's a movie that's played for just about every middle or high school football team to get them ramped up and believing that they can beat anyone or do anything.
Well, Joe Montana has a slight problem with the movie. Actually more than a slight problem.
Montana was on the Dan Patrick show and voiced his displeasure on some of the exaggerations by the Hollywood movie people.
"Well, the crowd wasn’t chanting. No one threw in their jerseys. He did get in the game. He got carried off [at the end of] the game. [...] Back then they tried to play someone at the end of [the season] that all the seniors could get in the last home game. The schedule was kind of set that way."
As for them portraying Rudy as the hardest working "little guy" on the team. Montana takes a dump on that as well.
Montana told Patrick, "I won’t say it was a joke, but it was playing around. He worked his butt off to get where he was and to do the things he did. But not any harder than anyone else."
Dayne Crist exits and Notre Dame's offense goes flat. He comes back in and their offense is back in gear.
You can't tell who the Irish need more, can you?
In July, Nate was arrested along with eight other Notre Dame players after police were called to a party in South Bend.
If I'm the son of a very famous quarterback, I'd try hard to keep my name out of the news for this kind of thing.
Nate had transferred to Pasadena City College because he wasn't getting the reps at Notre Dame, even in practice.
However, even his days there weren't close to impressive.
He finished one season with the team completing just 31-of-88 passes with two touchdowns and five interceptions.
If I was Nate Montana, I would choose another school and not the one where my father became famous.
He's nowhere near what his dad was and may not get more than a year to be the starter in South Bend.
The Notre Dame football program always expects greatness but the young quarterback has a lot to learn if he expects to get a shot at being the starter.
What he showed out there today, though it was only a taste, wasn't a lot.
As the title says, there's a reason Nate is the third string quarterback even behind Tommy Rees. If Brian Kelly thought Montana would be anything close to what they needed, wouldn't he be the second string?
He wasn't great in city college and his one appearance this afternoon looked about the same. I'm not sure the fans even want him on the field.
I know we've already talked about him not being his dad, but maybe there's too much pressure to even live up to the family name at the same exact school.
Following in those footsteps would be a bit much for any young player. Maybe his worst choice wasn't drinking too much at a party but going to the same school as his famous dad.
He apparently worked out for other schools.
Notre Dame just wasn't the right choice.