Only if his hot sister committs too.
Michigan in contact with Nick Montana
Isn't she married to Mike Comrie?
Mike Comrie is a polygamist?
Mike Comrie is married to Hillary Duff
Hmm interesting.... wounded if the 2014 qbs really arnt all that intriguing to them.
With a Devin Garndner reshirt and Shane Morris coming in, exactly where would a QB who wants to be "The Man" fit in? I can't imagine Montana wanting to be a third-string QB anyplace, and I can't imgaine him not transferring yet again when he figures out where he stands on the chart.
I don't think it seems likley either. However Michigan really stands out compared to the other schools he mentions.
Maybe he's weighing what being "the Man" at a mediocre university means for his future vs. being a backup QB and getting degree from a top 30 institution.
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Yes, but the coaches aren't selling Montana on the idea that he'd come to Michigan to backup Devin Garder, they're telling him he'll have a chance to compete for a starting position, which he would. If he wants to be "The Man," then come to Ann Arbor and earn it.
Not to mention, Shane is a lot more likely to redshirt if we have another solid QB. They could tell him to compete for the spot and possibly have the starting job in a year or two while we groom the freshman. That would be a relief for most of us, as long as Montana is good.
Part of me really wants Shane on the field as much as possible, like I know the rest of you crazies do, but most of me is also semi-rational and would prefer not to have a freshman (or even RS freshman) having to start. Unless he is immediately godly and not just demigodly with need of a Herculean tuneup (Disney version)
When I was younger (15 when he started at Michigan) I never really thought of it as something that special, but for Chad Henne to do what he did as a true Freshman is just remarkable.
True, but don't forget it was Gutierrez who was likely to start that first year, but due to a shoulder injury, didn't.
Which, IMO, makes it even more impressive. Sure, Henne was a 5* stud and was the QB of the future at M, but to become the starter just before the first game and lead your team to a share of the B1G title? Yeah, that's something.
I know that he had lots of weapons at his disposal (Braylon, Avant, Breaston, Hart, etc.) but that shouldn't discount what he did in the least.
No way Montana would be interested in UM after Morris wins the Heisman next Saturday.
Gardner's redshirt isn't official yet. Hoke thinks it'll happen, but until the NCAA officially grants the redshirt, the coaches need to plan for the possibility that next year will be Gardner's last year.
Michigan badly wants to RS Morris next year, I imagine. It wouldn't shock me if they have somewhat lost faith in Bellomy to stand between a Gardner injury and Morris burning that RS. Taking a guy to stand in between makes sense. From his perspective, if he shows up and plays well...he could take the job. If Morris redshirted, Montana wouldn't leave until after Morris' RS Freshman year.
Commence gloomy Bellomy foreshadowing.
growing tired of the manball meme and transferring to Alabama.
The coaches after watching him against Nebraska know that they made a huge recruiting mistake and are exploring all options available to save Shane's first year as a red shirt. Smart move by the coaches if true.
has something to do with this decision to pursue a JUCO QB who happens to be Joe Montana's son.
is Bellomy hurt more than we thought?
His ego is ruptured in 4 different places.
Bellomy showed going after the guy who intercepted the pass on the freak play to Vincent Smith, perhaps Bellomy should move to the Defense and play safety. Or, maybe he can be the next qb to be moved to wide receiver!!! [The second option was intended to be cute; the first might really be a possibility.]
application is not a given or done deal?
we need both of them.
Coaches have been slow-playing the 2014 QB class, which doesn't seem deep but isn't particularly bad either. I guess this could be a reason why....? How many years would Montana have left if he came here?
When will the Exit:Bellomy post be up?
I believe. Bellomy's injury was a confidence thing. Psychological not physical.
Taking a JUCO, especially at that position, is really, obscenely rare for a Big 10 team. Can anyone remember a JUCO QB leading a B1G team to glory? or even taking a snap?
I agree with other posters, this can only mean that Bellomy's "condition" makes him unable to be a long-term solution. Stop the wisecracks, I know what you're thinking: That his "condition" is, "unable to play QB well."
If Bellomy is not a long-timer, AND IF Devin isn't here for the second year (read: no redshirt, OR, he blows up and goes to get paid), then we'd have only 1 schollie QB on the roster -- Shane -- in 2014. Definitely need a contingency plan for that year. A bit of grasping at straws, but, a JUCO QB with that last name is probably better than [insert name of random 3* QB we might recruit for 2014 class].
He walked on at Notre same I be leave so its possible he would here as well that might be what they are thinking. Solid emergency qb just incase
You have Nick and Nate confused.
Agree 100%. As weird as it seems given the state of depth of the rest of the team, getting JuCo Instahelp at QB is a REALLY good idea if the coaches can swing it.
I'd still go for a QB in 2014, but getting the numbers up and also getting a guy who's played would be good(especially if Bellomy is really done and Morris needs time to develop, which is likely given his mono this year).
he's not a two year JUCO who was a non-qualifier out of high school or anything. He played a bit in the Pac 12 (22/42 226 3TD 2INT as a RS Freshman) and presumably was doing okay in school. I think this is a great move if they can get him, but he claims to want a lot of playing time, which could be a sticking point with potentially two five stars in front of him.
JUCOs are not that rare in the Big Ten, just at certain schools like UM, NW and PSU.
Wasn't Russel Wilson a juco? He did ok.
dood, the ACC is bad, but not THAT bad.
(you MUST be thinking of the Big (L)East)
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Didn't Nate Montana play for ND? He came in against Michigan in 2010 when Crist went out and Michigan made him look like a little boy?
Yes, but Michigan is talking to Nick. Nate, confusingly, transferred to Montana, before transferring again to West Virginia Wesleyan.
It does seem the Montana boys have a bit of the Forcier transfer gene.
Looking back at the box score, Nate was 8/17 for 104 yards and 1 INT against Michigan.
He's now a QB at West Virginia Wesleyan by way of Montana (lol). The OP means to say Nick Montana, former UW QB.
Yea got the names mixed up meant to say Nick. Thanks for pointing that out fixed it in the title.
His brother was a walk on at ND who played against Michigan. Nate was recruited by several big programs out of high school acording to rivals. Ohio while tressel was there, Bama and a couple others.
Nick and Nate Montana are two different people
Posts like this are what the "Insightful" tag is made for.
Remember when our starting quarterback went out and the offense imploded, and afterwards everyone was all "This is why you take a QB in each class"?
Yeah. So that's why.
Can a mod fix the mess that is conflict between the thread title and first post?
The title says Nate Montana, but the article is about Nick Montana. Nick was a highly thought of recruit that signed with Washington, Nate walked on at Notre Dame and played against Michigan in the Denard goes crazy game.
I would not be opposed to this..we need more STARZZZ (sons)
status? Hard to imagine the Neb debacle eliminates his back-up status. Clearly not a starter, but no one really saw him as a potent QB to lead UM in a pro set.
I agree. It's hard to believe that Bellomy would lose his backup status after playing poorly in a night game away in a very hostile environment with a gameplan targeted toward a QB with very different skills. Maybe he's not great, but the Nebraska game tells us very little about his ability. To understand that, we'd have to see a game planned specifically for him (insert Borges joke).
I'm reminded of a Packers-Lions game a few years back when Aaron Rodgers got concussed and Matt Flynn came in and stunk it up. The following week, he lit up the Patriots for 3 TDs.
If this happens, it would be only the 3rd time ever Michigan would be taking a JUCO transfer.
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We are now at the point where one bad half of football disqualifies you from ever playing again at Michigan? Or is there something else to this "Bellomy is done" garbage talk, because if it's based on Nebraska, this is some of the garbage-y analysis I've read yet.
The coaches of have been extra mysterious about him having some sort of injury and are now pursuing a JUCO QB...
From what I saw there is that the Michigan coaches are in cotact with him and the only way we even know that is because the kids inserted Michigan in a list of schools that he is talking to off of the top of his head. To me this is similar to freaking out with speculations based off of tweets from high school recruits.
Do you remember after spring practice what the board thought of both Gardner and Bellomy? Night and Day. compare that half of spring football with what we know now about Gardner at least. Can't the same be true with Bellomy?
...is all achey-breaky..
Seems like a Spencer Brinton type move if the coaches are really pursuing it. Hoping he never has to play, but a good depth addition for a couple years before more fresh recruits show up.
Russel's status probably has more to do with him than the coaches....this staff seems like player's coaches and I doubt they would drive a freshman qb off the team for one bad game.
I mean really, does anyone think that Jack Kennedy is actually better than Russ, J.K-47 would have likely faired just as poorly if not worse
Michigan doesn't really dabble in the world of JUCO transfers, especially those only garnering other interest from bottom tier FBS schools. I wouldn't be surprised if his idea of speaking a lot to Michigan is him leaving a lot of messages on the Schembechler hall answering machine. With DG possibly getting his redshirt, Morris coming in next year and Kennedy and Bellomy still having a few years left, not sure bringing in a guy with limited eligibility makes much sense, but we shall see...
Assuming Gardner gets his redshirt and Morris redshirts in 2013, the QB's on roster will be:
Gardner (RS Junior)
Bellomy (RS Sophomore)
Cleary (Sophomore), Swieca (RS Sophomore), Austin (Sophomore)
That's really not great for depth.
Not sure why I was thinking Kennedy was a RS sophomore. Still, I can't see the coaches actually heavily pursuing a QB transfer, let alone a JUCO one. Britton not only came to us under different circumstances due to his mission trip, but was a former "stud" from a decent non-BCS school, and we also didn't seem to fight too hard to get the elder Forcier another year here (from what I think I remember anyways). But assuming we do redshirt Morris next year leaving Bellomy as our only semi-competent backup, I guess I wouldn't be too dissapointed with us breaking from the norm and dipping into the JUCO transfer talent pool to bring Montana on board.
I'm not really seeing this as a critique of Bellomy, so much as Shane Morris Redshirt insurance. We had three scholarship QBs on our roster this year and ended up with Kennedy as the second string at one point if we wanted to pass the ball (well Kennedy or Denard basically doing wildcat all game).
It would be Gardner, Bellomy, and Montana as nonredshirting options next year. After that we'd have Morris burning his redshirt or the walkon QB from Detroit, assuming he remains with the team.
Of course to be fair it could also mean someone is exiting and we're looking at replacements, but it doesn't have to mean that. The other thing to consider if he is willing to walkon for a shot, he's basically a free 4* QB prospect. Although I have no idea if he is walking on or not, but I assume his father could handle tuition payments without much of a problem.
Nick Montana left UW to look for more playing time, so if he comes here, he'll likely be behind Gardner for at least 1 season... I imagine he'd be looking for a place where he'd have a chance to start right away ( as Wisconsin pops into my mind ).
Juco transfer, 3rd school, famous name and knowledgeable dad - seems like the ingredients for public drama if he doesn't start. Sounds like a good kid and I don't recall his dad as boisterous when his brother sat at ND but who knows.
Surprised Hoke would accept any turmoil.
... And he played at Montana. That's the only thing that interests me about this.
"It's about the name on the FRONT of the jersey, not the BACK of the jersey."
I spoke to the resident Washington superfan in my office a little while ago. When I mentioned Montana, he said why are you asking. When I told him why, he immediately said, "You don't want him." He tempered his comments later by saying he did okay at the JUCO and allegedly Montana later did a mea culpa by saying he didn't work hard while in Seattle.
if he's looking at michigan for playing time, he might want to look somewhere else. gardner has the position locked down until he graduates/nfl comes calling, all the while, shane will be getting groomed to take over once gardner leaves.
i guess if hoke sees something in him he likes, that's fine, but i don't think he has much of a chance to play here.
We don't need any insurance plan, celebrity QB's son on this team. What good could that possibly do?
team isn't trying this tomfoolery.
...if only Rick Flair was on the team. That'd be fun. Wooooo!!!
Not opposed to this idea. Experienced OB deapth is a good thing.
my dad is the biggest Joe Montana fan ever, this would make his week
Dave Brandon said it would be great for marketing. Me so funny!
Tom B always calls Joe Montana his hero as Tom grew up in SF region. Now maybe Nick thinks of Tom B as his hero so he chooses UM.
Nah, it will get tiresome when the TV analysts repeat the story on every broadcast for 2 years.