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Tate Forcier demoted to 3rd string for Michigan

Posted on: September 4, 2010 11:13 am
Edited on: September 4, 2010 12:45 pm
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Posted by Chip Patterson

Michigan quarterback Tate Forcier stepped up as the starting quarterback in 2009 for the Wolverines as a true freshman.  With questions about the program and the new big name coach looming, Forcier took on the pressures of the starting job to mixed reviews.  

For Michigan's season opener against Connecticut in the Big House on Saturday, Forcier should be feeling a lot less pressure.  After all, the quarterback job is much easier when you are the third-string quarterback.

The Detroit Free Press is reporting that Michigan's quarterback rotation against Connecticut is "expected" to begin with Denard Robinson, followed by true freshman Devin Gardner, then Forcier.


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Since: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: September 5, 2010 11:10 pm
 

Tate Forcier demoted to 3rd string for Michigan

You must have been watching a different game than me.  That "glorified RB" made some excellent throws including a few intermediate passes with some zip on 3rd downs.  If you can run as fast as he can all you have to do is be a serviceable passer.  Go back and watch Vince Young and Pat White early in their careers and I think Denard stacked up pretty well throwing the ball.  I'm not saying he is a star in the making but you can't coach the instincts and speed that he has when running.



Since: Oct 19, 2009
Posted on: September 4, 2010 5:40 pm
 

Tate Forcier demoted to 3rd string for Michigan

Well, that glorified running back is proving how bad UConn is.



Since: Oct 31, 2006
Posted on: September 4, 2010 4:17 pm
 

Tate Forcier demoted to 3rd string for Michigan

I think Robinson has answered why he is the guy. 105 Yards rushing in 1st leading the team to a 14-0 lead. I wouldn't mind seeing him start all games and Forcier not even take a snap. Don't get me wrong Forcier is a heck of a QB but he's just not the prototypical Rich Rod QB. Forcier will most likely follow in his brothers footsteps and leave the program to go start somewhere else. I wouldn't mind that either he deserves to start but it won't be at Michigan.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: September 4, 2010 2:52 pm
 

Tate Forcier demoted to 3rd string for Michigan

Well it's not that surprising that Robinson is starting.  That's what everyone has been expecting for a while.  Forcier being third string behind Gardner though is very surprising.  That has to mean 1 of 2 things.  Either Gardner really impressed or this is meant to send a message to Forcier who's offeseason work habits were widely criticized by his teammates.  There's been lots of talk that he had lost the lockerroom.



Since: Sep 4, 2010
Posted on: September 4, 2010 2:52 pm
 

Tate Forcier demoted to 3rd string for Michigan

I don't think Forcier is to blame for the losses last year. I think the fact that the defense couldn't stop my grandma is truly what was to blame..




Since: Jul 15, 2010
Posted on: September 4, 2010 2:29 pm
 

Tate Forcier demoted to 3rd string for Michigan

this is ridiculous! Rich Rod is putting the blame for last years losses on Forcier when the freshman did an outstanding individual job. They have less chance of beating UCONN today with Denard starting.
U of M fails this yr and rich rod losses his job.



Since: Dec 10, 2008
Posted on: September 4, 2010 2:08 pm
 

Tate Forcier demoted to 3rd string for Michigan

robinson reminds you of what qb that rich rod had for four years at wva......... we all knew if robinson could get is passing up that we would take over because he has too much speed for a qb and will wreack havoc in rich rod spread offense. forcier isnt a bad qb but if he cant make good decision in the passing game he will be passed by robinson and gardner due to their speed. remember rich rod offense really isnt about throwing the ball alot look at wva they only passed the ball if they defense forced them to or if the opposing defense secondary was that bad.



Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: September 4, 2010 2:01 pm
 

Tate Forcier demoted to 3rd string for Michigan

Seriously...I mean they are a bad team...he was the best guy...and now hes 3rd string?? Something doesnt make sense



Since: Oct 31, 2006
Posted on: September 4, 2010 1:59 pm
 

Tate Forcier demoted to 3rd string for Michigan

I wouldn't say "best" QB. Forcier was good in pressure situations when the game was on the line and only for about 4 games. Robinson has shown HUGE improvements as a passer and we all know he can run which is the kind of QB needed to run Rod's spread. Gardner is just Gardner a freak of an athlete with speed and size. Some say he is a slower version of Terelle Pryor but a much better passer. This decision actually makes me very excited for the game (as if I wasn't already). 



Since: Oct 19, 2009
Posted on: September 4, 2010 1:47 pm
 

Tate Forcier demoted to 3rd string for Michigan

Michigan's best QB is demoted to 3 string? Guess we know Michigan fans will be screaming for Rodriguez's head after UConn goes in there and wins sending Pick Robinson leading the Wolverines.


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