Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by leftybuff, Jan 17, 2012.
Best of luck to Montana...it's unfortuante for him that Price surprised a lot of folks this season and did good against the Heisman Trophy winner.
Montana leaving Washington? I just hope Idaho doesn't get caught in the middle....
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He was supposed to be their savior.... so much for that lol
Wonder where he ends up landing. It's not lke dad can't pay for school so he only plays if he wants to.
Would he walk on at ND to follow his dad. Kiel going there puts a dent in that idea if Montana is concerned about playing time.
This also may mean that Cyler Miles has a better chance to end up at QB instead of being position switched but I think in the end he doesn't play QB for them.
Miles is a good athlete, but may be better suited at WR or TE. I watched him play three times this year and I think he lined up at WR in all games. Against Pomona in the playoffs he got a little banged up and he played a slot receiver while the back up came at QB. The back up was impressive. Miles does run better then most QBs. It will be interesting to see what happens to him. I wish him luck and hope he losses to CU every time he faces us.
Montana = great kid.
High character and he really has some talent. If K.Price didn't break out this year he wouldn't be transferring.
I think he'll go JUCO for a year and then back to the Pac.
Great kid and I hope he does well wherever he lands. I'm bummed he's leaving but I wish him well.
Since they are P12 competition, I hope this is another UTerus situation, where they have the backup transfer out and somehow end up with NO quarterbacks.
Wishful thinking, but not likely.
The backup will now be RS freshman Derrick Brown (6'3" 236 with a rocket arm and good mobility). Then there are two (as of now) incoming true freshman (Lindquist and Miles) who are both highly rated, along with several highly rated 2013 recruits that may consider. There are also a couple of walk on QBs that are competing and scrimmaging already.
I think Montana transferred because he would only have one year of eligibility remaining after Keith Price graduates, and with at least 3 high-end QBs (Brown, Lindquist, Miles) in the program behind him there is a chance he may have never started at UW.
The backups at UW will be young, but very talented. Unless QB1 and 2 both go down with injury depth won't be too much of an issue in the foreseeable future.
I would caution Udub not to count their chickens before they hatch. At the time that Wood transferred out this spring, UTerus had QBs on their roster that were ranked as the 5th, 21st, and 50th best prospect at their position by Scout in their respective recruiting classes (2nd, 6th and 24th according to Rivals) with commitment from the 11th (10th) rated prospect on the incoming class.
At the same point in time, Udub has the 50th, 46th, and an unranked Juco on the roster (22nd, 33rd and unranked on Rivals), as well as commitments from numbers 8 and 13 (2nd and 5th).
Granted, Price looks a lot better already than Garrett Gilbert ever has, but what if Price gets an injury? Montana was the only one with any game experience. It could be that Lindquist or Miles is the next great college QB, but nobody knows for sure.
No worries, I'm not counting my chickens early.
You can never be too stocked at QB, it's the most important position on a team. It's why I'm bummed that Montana is transferring. Keith Price is too small to last an entire season unless he bulks up over the offseason. The backup is likely to get reps again next year.
Even if Lindquist and Miles matriculate, they may not see the field for a few years because of Brown. Brown is also a stud. He's bigger and stronger than any other QB now, even if Miles and Lindquist both sign. If the Huskies did not have Brown I don't think Montana transfers...
Basically, I think most UW fans including myself are not too worried about the development of QBs. I mean, look at what Sark has done for Price already. Completely revamped his throwing motion and turned him into the best QB statistically that UW has ever had.... as a sophomore.
Again, I wish Montana well wherever he goes...
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