Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Michigan's Tate Forcier May Not be the Only Big Name Quarterback to Transfer Schools

Nate Montana Nate Montana #16 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish throws a pass against the Michigan Wolverines at Notre Dame Stadium on September 11, 2010 in South Bend, Indiana.
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When Tate Forcier departed Michigan, everyone wonderered where he might end up. Eventually, he narrowed his choices down to schools like Washington, Arizona, Kansas State, Miami, and Montana, deciding to take his talents to South Beach and transfer to the University of Miami.

The news was announced early today through several news sources and the speculation began as to how good Forcier could be and how much of an impact he could make with the Hurricanes.

Now there's a new story that is being talked about and it has to do with another big name quarterback transferring from one major school to possible a not so major school.

While the big name isn't exactly due to his play, Nate Montana's name is forever linked to his Hall of Fame father, Joe Montana. The son of the long time San Francisco 49ers' quarterback could be leaving Notre Dame and transferring to a school that shares his last name-Montana.

According to College Football Talk, Montana's school newspaper is reporting Joe Montana met with the school's quarterback coach this past Tuesday. While it's unclear what the meeting was about, most believe it was concerning Nate.

The reason for the speculation is the fact that Irish head coach Brian Kelly told the media that they would not be able to work with six quarterbacks on their depth chart and that certain moves would have to be made. He made it clear that there would be players who would not be receiving a single rep at the position during spring practices.

Tommy Rees, Dayne Crist, Andrew Hendrix, Luke Massa and Everett Golson are the other five quarterbacks on the roster but the starting job is believed to be a battle between Crist and Rees. Leaving Hendrix, Massa and Golson on the outside looking in.

If Montana does transfer from Notre Dame, which seems possible at this point, there might be a few other transfers before spring practices begin in South Bend.

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