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Could a Stanford quarterback be coming to Columbia?

An unconfirmed rumor around the blogosphere is that Stanford junior quarterback Brett Nottingham will be making his way to Morningside Heights.

ESPN reported last Saturday Nottingham plans to transfer, and the Stanford athletic department today confirmed to Spectator that Nottingham is no longer a part of its football program.

If the rumor proves to be true, Nottingham would certainly be a major addition to the Light Blue. Coming out of Monte Vista High School in Danville, Calif. in 2010, the quarterback was a four-star recruit, and ranked as the fourth-best pro-style quarterback prospect in the nation by rivals.com. 

With a receiving corps led by sophomore Connor Nelligan along with freshmen Chris Connors and Isaiah Gross all moving up a year, Nottingham would have plenty of talented targets to throw to. And when you factor in the ground game led by first-team All-Ivy running back Marcorus Garrett, if Nottingham does in fact join the Lions, the offense could make a significant jump. The Lions finished 2012 eighth in the league in total offense and points per game, and seventh in passing yard. While head coach Pete Mangurian has already said he expects the team to substantially improve in 2013, adding Nottingham could potentially advance that process even further.

Though he didn’t see any game time his freshman year, as a sophomore Nottingham served as the backup quarterback to the eventual No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft, Andrew Luck. Nottingham completed five of his eight passes for 78 yards and one touchdown in 2011, mostly coming in late in blowout games for mop-up work.

Nottingham was expected to slide into the starting role this season, but fellow junior Josh Nunes won the job in training camp, which meant Nottingham returned to his role as backup. He appeared at the end of two blowouts this season, and again completed five of eight passes, but this time for only 22 yards.

Again, Nottingham's transfer to Columbia is unconfirmed, but it would be huge news for the Light Blue if the former Pac-12 quarterback decided to make his way to Manhattan.

We’re working to confirm the rumor, and we’ll let you know if and when we find out that it's true. 

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Aditya posted on

In that case, the article should be corrected to say "Monte Vista". Monta Vista is a high school in Cupertino, CA, but they are quite often mistakenly reported as the other.

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msimmons posted on

Oops—thanks for the catch, guys.

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Rob posted on

Further clarification:

"Eligibility

Eligibility requires that a student be a candidate for a bachelor's degree and have attended the University for no more than eight terms. The student must also be registered for at least 12 credits, be in good standing with the School, and make appropriate progress toward the degree as defined by the NCAA, the Ivy League, and Columbia University.

These criteria are monitored by the Committee on Athletic Eligibility and certified by the Office of the Registrar. Furthermore, students must comply with any NCAA or Ivy League requirements that may apply."

http://gs.columbia.edu/eligibility-athletics

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Rob posted on

GS students are absolutely allowed to play varsity sports. If they meet NCAA standards, than there is no conceivable reason why they would not be allowed to do so. Also, GS students have to complete a Core that is ostensibly the same as the CC Core.

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Good Luck! posted on

That sounds like good news! I wish the best for the Lions next year.

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Spec alum posted on

The crew man isn't on the HW roster.

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jimmy lion posted on

OK. Kudos, Rob

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Richard posted on

Thanks

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Anonymous posted on

If he transfers to CC, he must complete the entire core, like all transfers must. Just like a certain President did....

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UnionLeague posted on

If so, thats great news. I hope, however, that Coach Mangurian doesn't forget to also build a lock-down defense. The program will need one to really excel.

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Richard posted on

Thank you.

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Richard posted on

Barbour went to the same HS.

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jimmy lion posted on

How can he complete the Core if he is already a junior ? This is Bull S--t!!!! Are the no academic standards for jocks?

Kill the athletic programs!!!!

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jimmy lion posted on

Oh, GS, that makes sense. No Core. But i didn't think GS students are eligible to play varsity ball.

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Anonymous posted on

Rumor is he is transferring to GS not CC.

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Richard posted on

Are there any GS varsity participants now? Any in recent years?

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alum posted on

Since he'd be transferring from a different FB level down, he'd be eligible next season. A tweet says he may enroll in GS this spring.

Nonetheless, this all is unconfirmed.

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Maybe Baby posted on

Wouldn't he, according to NCAA rules, have to sit out a year before being able to join the team?

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