Montee Ball's name has changed yet again.
Before the 2012 season began, the Heisman candidate informed the world that Mon-TEE would be Mon-TAY this season. But according to the Wisconsin back, he's gone back to being Mon-TEE Ball.
"The coaches have been calling me Mon-TEE now," Ball told Fox Sports Wisconsin. "They said, ‘Mon-TAY is done with. We don't want to see him anymore, and it's back to Mon-TEE.' I'm just going with it now."
Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema said the change happened during Wisconsin's 38-14 win against Purdue.
"I didn't want to go public with that one," Bielema said. "I was riding back on the plane from Purdue [last week], and a couple of my coaches told me that everybody on the sideline was saying, 'Hey, Mon-TAY's gone, but Mon-TEE's back.'"
It's a good thing, too, because in his career, Mon-TEE Ball has rushed for 3,723 yards and 60 touchdowns. Mon-TAY Ball rushed for only 569 yards and eight touchdowns in six games. That might be good enough for other running backs, but it pales in comparison to the performances of Mon-TEE Ball.
Now if Joel Stave would just change his name to Russell Wilson, this Wisconsin team might be unstoppable.