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Nate Montana transferring again

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One season in Missoula was apparently all Montana (the player) needed to know it wasn’t going to work out with Montana (the school).

Following his departure from Notre Dame,  Nate Montana has decided he will take his playing career to one more destination, effectively ending all Montana/Montana puns in the process.

Grizzlies coach Mick Delaney confirmed to The Missoulian Tuesday that the son of Joe Montana will be transferring to West Virginia Wesleyan, a Division II program, in the pursuit of more playing time.

“He asked for a waiver as a fifth-year senior transfer, and he’s going to do that,” Delaney said. “I just wish him good luck with everything. He wants to be on the field and he’ll get that opportunity there.

“I’m sure he’ll enjoy the experience of getting to play.”

WV Wesleyan will be the quarterback’s fourth different stop, officially surpassing the previous NCAA record held by Tate Forcier*. Montana (the player) began his college career at Notre Dame as a walk-on before spending a season at Pasadena (Calif.) Community College. He then re-enrolled at Notre Dame before transferring to Montana (the school) last year.

(*citation needed) 

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9 Responses to “Nate Montana transferring again”
  1. indywvu says: May 17, 2012 9:16 PM

    Who is this kid?

  2. benmat1111 says: May 17, 2012 9:29 PM

    I think that his dad played QB or something’

  3. lbijake says: May 17, 2012 9:36 PM

    Hopefully his fifteen minutes are now officially over.

  4. dawglb says: May 18, 2012 12:22 AM

    These situations are sad. Truly. Kids like this chase playing time like a dog chases cars (though I have never known a dog to chase a car). My advice: stay at a school, build friendships/relationships, learn the system, enjoy the experience….. Running away, chasing playing time, wastes precious time that you will never get back.

  5. pdcooper08 says: May 18, 2012 1:35 AM

    Has the boy even thought about the education part of it? Maybe trying to graduate from school with a degree other then Football studies.

    Maybe he should just pick a school and go to class, then after he has received his cup of coffee in the nfl (thanks to daddy), he can try to get a real JOB! Or has daddy already set that up for you too?

  6. florida727 says: May 18, 2012 9:44 AM

    I agree with “dawglb”, except for one point: he really can’t stay at one school. He’s a fifth year senior, so he’s likely close to finishing a degree in something (if he hasn’t already), and this’ll be his last season of actually playing football.

    I feel sad for him too, but for a different reason. My dad was a construction worker for 40+ years. His dad is JOE MONTANA. My dad lived his life in relative obscurity. This kid has lived his life in a glass house. I can’t even imagine what that has to be like. Money aside, how do you live up to the expectations of others who are waiting for you to be the “next” Montana… literally? The kid is genuinely in a no-win situation. Tough way to go through life, isn’t it?

  7. jonathanfesler says: May 18, 2012 10:38 AM

    I was rooting for Nate when he was at ND! His father is my favorite football player of all time! I had the horror of being in attendance at the 79 cotton bowl (Joe’s last collage game! Greatest game I ever saw!! Nate just doesn’t have the talent! But I’m sure $$ will never be a issue he has to worry about, I’d say he just wants to play some football before his eligibility runs out!!!

  8. mountaineer50415 says: May 18, 2012 11:07 AM

    What florida 727 makes sense if you can not play football as well as your father. However, if you are Eli or Payton, it doesn’t matter. They are both better than the father, though he was pretty good himself.

  9. trojan33sc says: May 18, 2012 11:07 AM

    I was rooting for Nate also but the reality is that if you are fighting for playing time at Montana then he was better off transferring back to Notre Dame to finish up his college degree. I’m sure he could find a starting job at “Slippery Rock Tech” but how credible would that be to the NFL scouts? Simply a waste of time.

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