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Nick Montana will reportedly continue his playing career at Tulane

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Transferring has been somewhat of a common theme for the Montana family. For Nick Montana, a commitment to Tulane will hopefully be his last.

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that Montana will enroll at Tulane following one year at Mt. San Antonio College in California where he threw for 2,652 yards and 22 touchdowns this season. Montana will be a junior in 2013. Tulane has not confirmed the report.

The son of NFL Hall of Famer Joe Montana began his collegiate career at Washington, but sat behind Keith Price and eventually transferred after the 2011 season. Montana saw most of his action late last season when Price suffered a knee injury against USC and recorded one start the next week against Oregon State, a 38-21 loss.

Nick’s brother, Nate, has also transferred a few times during his college career. Those stops have included Notre Dame (a couple of times), Montana (we know, a tragedy) and West Virginia Wesleyan.

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15 Responses to “Nick Montana will reportedly continue his playing career at Tulane”
  1. lamontjoe says: Dec 18, 2012 8:17 AM

    Gee, how many schools is this kid going to play at?

  2. irishking says: Dec 18, 2012 8:47 AM

    I get a little confused with the two N’s…..Nick and Nate.

  3. cubano76 says: Dec 18, 2012 8:52 AM

    Pretty sure Joe didn’t teach him that grip. Just sayin…

  4. mydixienormus says: Dec 18, 2012 9:01 AM

    Goes to show you that those recruiting rankings are often times….off.

    Montana was a 4 or 5 star guy in high school by scout and rivals. He had his chance at Washington and did not look good at all. As a UW fan, I felt bad for the kid.

    Hope he does well at Tulane though.

  5. thegamecocker says: Dec 18, 2012 9:45 AM

    I guess ND doesn’t take care of it’s legacy talent. The coaches couldn’t coach him up, I suppose. Tulane a very solid school so I hope he does well there academically and on the field of play.

  6. anyonebutbrady says: Dec 18, 2012 10:41 AM

    I’ve never really followed either of these boys, but I get the feeling this is a “don’t you know who I am” situation

  7. Travis Normand says: Dec 18, 2012 1:27 PM

    Reblogged this on OnePointSafety and commented:
    While I don’t want to judge the Montanas and their collegiate decisions, it certainly seems that they are an impatient lot who are not willing to let the process play itself out.

  8. bobappraisals says: Dec 18, 2012 5:19 PM

    If you think you are good, work your way up the depth chart.

  9. 808raiderinparadise says: Dec 18, 2012 5:37 PM

    @ thegamecocker says:
    Dec 18, 2012 9:45 AM
    I guess ND doesn’t take care of it’s legacy talent. The coaches couldn’t coach him up, I suppose. Tulane a very solid school so I hope he does well there academically and on the field of play.

    your everywhere hating on ND ??? LoL i never knew “taking care of legacy players” was on the to do list at schools? Maybe thats South Carolina’s concept.

    Last time I checked ND is doing just fine in the BCS championship.

    Also #1 … 99% graduation rate.

    But hey maybe Tulane is a gem of a school.

  10. thegamecocker says: Dec 18, 2012 9:08 PM


    I thought Nick Montana initially attended ND, but hey, maybe I’m incorrect. I guess the Irish couldn’t hold onto this 4 or 5 star. Look, neither Arkansas or Southern Cal could do any development of Mitch Mustain. It happens. Nothing to be too disappointed about although it is Joe Montana’s son. Joe Montana, the Hall of Famer! What’s Notre Dame thinking, insulting a Hall of Fame player, a ND grad no less! Not a big deal though because Tulane is perceived stronger academically than the “Golden Dome”. BTW, whatever happened to Gary Grey? Did he just exhaust his eligibility or did he graduate? Oh well, ROLL TIDE in the NC!

  11. 09domer says: Dec 18, 2012 10:46 PM

    Nick Montana never played at ND so yeah ND didn’t do a great job of coaching him up…

  12. letafan4ever says: Dec 18, 2012 11:57 PM

    It is sometimes hard being the son of a Famous athlete. Michael Jordan’s sons have had difficulty too.
    Joe’s oldest son started playing football rather late, so was behind most young men his age.

    The younger son had played longer and was rated pretty high.

    Hopefully they can learn from their bumps in the road and learn to be more patient.

    Maybe another path would be better. Trying to live up to a HOF father has it’s difficulties.

  13. thegamecocker says: Dec 19, 2012 10:19 AM


    Thank-you! Finally an apparent ND blogger who is not rude and obnoxious. I knew there was one out there!

  14. domerhomer says: Dec 19, 2012 8:22 PM

    Gamecocker don’t you have something better to do? This story is about the younger brother who never attended ND.. Choose to play for The real USC. The older bro graduated from ND two tears ago. Next your going to say the statues of Irish greats outside the stadium are to bronze. Just sayin…

  15. thegamecocker says: Dec 20, 2012 9:00 AM


    You are the epitome of a rude and obnoxious ND fan. But thank you for the clarification. However Nate was on the football team and played sparingly if at all. Congratulations on your overtime win at South Bend over Pitt……that had to be quite the challenge but, somehow, ND pulled it out. What an epic win! NOTTTTTTTT!!!

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