Chicago Tribune: Nate Montana, son of Irish and NFL legend Joe, has elected to spend the fall semester at Pasadena City College in order to get playing experience at the quarterback position. Team spokesman Brian Hardin said the departure has nothing to do with grades or discipline issues — it is simply a matter of Montana, a walk-on, knowing he’d be buried on the depth chart and in practices this fall. Montana is expected to return to Notre Dame for the spring semester.
With the football tab now a month away and today the first official day we begin working on new ideas for the section, does anyone have a suggestion for the cover? We have done our share of running backs and quarterbacks the past few seasons, is it time to grace the hogs on the cover? Maybe the best at each position? Or, just talk about anything you want because after all, we’re just Tribbin on Monday morning.
Does anyone remember the “Big Six” from 2006?
My last date failed the door test … another one and done..
Above: Matt Ayers, seen here in a file photo, helped Charter Cove Post 755
to another win Sunday at the American Legion state tournament in Yountivlle.
American Legion Charter Cove Post 755, which swept through the Area 6 playoffs last week,, has continued its winning ways at the California State tournament, scoring its second consecutive victory on Sunday with a 5-4 victory over defending champion Merced in a winner’s bracket game at Cleve Borman Field in Yountville.
Here’s a story from team manager John Sherrard:
The 2009 prep football schedule is set and ready to go by clicking the thread. I localized the week-by-week schedule, and what you might find interesting is that the regular season ends on Friday the 13th.
Fred’s over-under prediction: The over-under on Damien wins this season is 5. New coach Greg Gano can only do so much. They will have a good chance to win their last three games, and a week three encounter against Claremont. That’s four, a fifth win against Rancho, St. John Bosco, Charter Oak, Bishop Amat, Chino Hills and Glendora will be mighty difficult. I say they get one, but not two and finish 5-5. Enjoy your weekend!
Damien opponents, 2008 record
Sept 4 @ Rancho Cucamonga, 13-0-1
Sept 9 @ St. John Bosco, 7-3
Sept 18 vs. Claremont, 2-8
Sept 25 vs. Bishop Amat, 7-4
Oct 2 @ Charter Oak, 13-0-1
Oct 16 vs. Chino Hills, 10-2
Oct 23 @ Glendora, 8-4
Oct. 30 vs. Ayala, 9-3
Nov 6 @ Diamond Bar, 4-6
Nonv 12 vs. Chino, 2-8
Above: Mt. SAC’s Nick Lamaison will now be throwing passes for Tennessee.
I just talked to former South Hills High School quarterback Nick Lamaison, who after earning All-America honors for Mt. San Antonio College last year signed with the University of Tennessee.
Lamaison, who threw for 3,479 yards and 36 TDs last season in leading the Mounties to their second consecutive California Community College Athletic Association state championship game, will enroll at Tennessee in the fall and compete for the starting job in preseason practice.
“I’m pretty excited,” Lamaison said. “I feel real fortunate to have this great opportunity. I met the entire Tennessee family, which includes the coaches and players, and I’m just excited to be going there.”