How far did you think Pat could have gotten under Dale Kennedy at Bozeman? I was surprised that he went to Montana in the first place. If you are a X-C skier, go to Bozeman, but a running talent like Pat, you need a better training environment and he needs to be surrounded by some more talent. If I were Kennedy, I would have released him in a heart beat as well.
he wen to montana state because he is from the billings area and he was only a 4:24ish miler in high school