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QB Nick Montana transferring from Washington

Posted on: January 17, 2012 1:23 am
 

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

No one at Washington is going to complain about Keith Price's breakout sophomore season under center for the Huskies. But it does appear to have cost them their backup quarterback--and for whatever it was worth, the name recognition that had come along with him.

Husky head coach Steve Sarkisian confirmed Monday that redshirt freshman quarterback Nick Montana has asked for -- and received -- his release from the Washington program. Montana appeared in six games during his Husky career, completing 24 of his 42 attempts with 3 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. In his only start, a dispiriting 38-21 loss to Oregon State on Nov. 19, Montana threw for two scores but averaged just 3.8 yards per his 21 attempts. 

According to reports, Montana intends to transfer to one of two possible JUCO destinations -- Blinn College in Texas, or El Camino in California -- before eventually returning to the FBS ranks. 

Montana is (of course) the son of none other than Joe Montana, but even that kind of bloodline wasn't going to be enough to wrest the starting job away from Price, not given the sophomore's outstanding 36-touchdown campaign and Montana's poor performance in his single audition as the starter. Price had already beaten out Montana twice in head-to-head battles on the depth chart, first for the right to back up Jake Locker in 2010 and then to be the starter in 2011.

Though more a high-level than elite-level recruit coming out of Thousand Oaks, Calif. in the class of 2010, Montana nonetheless boasted offers from many of the top schools in the nation--including his father's alma mater, Notre Dame. If Montana can continue to develop at JUCO, the Irish may or may not take a renewed interest. But given his last name, don't expect the possibility of that connection to get dismissed anytime between now and the end of his JUCO tenure.

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Comments

Since: May 27, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 11:36 am
 

QB Nick Montana transferring from Washington

I just heard that Nick Montana is the son of Tony Montana of "Scarface" and not Joe Montana.He should QB UNLV,Nevada or Fresno State.




Since: Feb 23, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2012 7:39 am
 

QB Nick Montana transferring from Washington

Should have went to Notre Dame, Daddy would have had the keys handed to you on Day 1.

His brother did, and it didn't work out too well.  Now both Montana brothers have transferred from their original schools.



Since: Nov 15, 2009
Posted on: January 17, 2012 5:14 am
 

QB Nick Montana transferring from Washington

Come down South with your coach and sit a year. You have to be better than phillip sims.RTR



Since: Nov 15, 2009
Posted on: January 17, 2012 5:12 am
 

QB Nick Montana transferring from Washington

Come with your coach and sit a year with Bama.  Sims isn't worth a crap and Mc Carron has a good year he will be gone.RTR



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: January 17, 2012 3:52 am
 

QB Nick Montana transferring from Washington

Should have went to Notre Dame, Daddy would have had the keys handed to you on Day 1.


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