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Tate Forcier not currently enrolled at Michigan

Posted on: January 12, 2011 1:29 pm
Edited on: January 12, 2011 1:59 pm
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

The last time Michigan underwent a coaching transition, Ryan Mallett walked out the door towards stardom at Arkansas. And it's not looking much better for the Wolverines this go-round, either, with Denard Robinson notably non-committal in the wake of Michigan's Gator Bowl defeat and Tate Forcier not even enrolled in the school, as reported today by the Michigan Daily :

Forcier, a Sport Management major in the School of Kinesiology, was academically ineligible to play in the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla. on Jan. 1.

In an interview this morning with The Michigan Daily, the representative in the registrar’s office said Robert Patrick Forcier was not enrolled in classes the University as of Jan. 12.

With Jan. 25 as the final date to add classes at Michigan, there remains the possibility that Forcier will re-enroll. And after older brother Chris Forcier transferred out of Michigan several years ago only to be unable to find traction with any other programs, the family has said they're not interested in going the transfer route.

But that was before much of the rockiness of this season, when Forcier was beaten out for the starting job by Robinson in the spring, had his work ethic publicly criticized by teammate Troy Woolfolk (who was then, stunningly, praised for his actions by Rich Rodriguez ), watched Robinson become the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, and finally was forced to sit out the bowl game with academic issues. Considering that Forcier had been hailed as a true freshman savior just 12 months prior, Forcier's 2010 in Ann Arbor must have been a crushing disappointment.

With the expected arrival of West Coast offense coordinator Al Borges, Forcier could have an opportunity to earn back the Michigan job; Borges' pro-style attack seems much better suited to the more-accurate arm of Forcier than the dynamic legs of Robinson, who may not even bother to try to win the job in the first place. But a fresh start somewhere else may simply be too tempting for Forcier at this point, and if Robinson follows him out of town, redshirt freshman Devin Gardner will be the Wolverines' 2011 quarterback by default.

Gardner's got a ton of talent. But another year with a first-time starter at the controls -- the fourth straight for Michigan -- isn't what anyone in Ann Arbor would prefer.

UPDATE: Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon confirmed at Brady Hoke's introductory press conference that Forcier is not currently a member of the Wolverine program. It would appear that Forcier's time at Michigan is all but officially over.


Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 5:20 am

Tate Forcier not currently enrolled at Michigan

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Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: January 13, 2011 10:23 am

Tate Forcier not currently enrolled at Michigan

I think the fact that Robinson is "non-committal" is much more important than Forcier not being at school for Michigan.  This is going to be one huge mess for Michigan.  They basically have wasted three years under Rich Rod.  Now they have to start all over.  They took Hoke only after being turned down by Harbaugh, Fitzgerald, Pelini, and Miles.  Obviously the way Michigan selected their new head coach is going to make players think twice about staying there.  Hoke basically begged for the job, and MIchigan finally gave in, after all else failed, or so it looks.  If I were a Michigan player, I would be looking for greener pastures.  Michigan is not going anywheres except to minor bowl games for a long time.

Since: Sep 19, 2008
Posted on: January 13, 2011 9:04 am

Tate Forcier not currently enrolled at Michigan

It doesn't matter!!! Michigan is Michigan, and again with a new unproven big game coach..they will flounder in mediocrocy!!

Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: January 12, 2011 11:40 pm

Tate Forcier not currently enrolled at Michigan

Comparing Forcier to Mallet is a stretch at best.

Absolutely.   IMO.  Forcier is a spoiled brat.  A product of his father and his two older brothers.   Bottom line is that the KID excepted too much given to him
Mallet, his freshman year, appeared more true to his expressions.   While this KID was still awkward and growing into his body, you could just tell that this QB had both the physical and mental capacity to be a very good college QB.   This kid was a leader his frosh year when Henne was hurt.  This transfer was bigger than most UM fans would ever admit. 

Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: January 12, 2011 11:33 pm

Tate Forcier not currently enrolled at Michigan

Dnard is staying...So the sophmore B10 player of the year will be back. Looks like he wont miss five games to start like the honorable mention B10 qb

Those "awards" killing that "honorable mention B10 qb".  That's ok.  He will realize later in life that those awards don't mean diddly.   That HM qb has done a great job in just winning game.  
Dnard is a fantastic player.  But the real truth comes out vs the elite.   
Can he make the next step in 2011 OR will he become the next "Juice" Williams.  

Since: Mar 23, 2010
Posted on: January 12, 2011 9:45 pm
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Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: January 12, 2011 2:49 pm

Tate Forcier not currently enrolled at Michigan

Comparing Forcier to Mallet is a stretch at best.  The kid showed he didn't have the fortitude it took by not working hard when he had the job and then by not working hard in the classroom when he didn't.  Mallet left because of a system.  Forcier left because he has no heart.  Brady Hoke isn't going to come in and gut the current system, he's too good a coach for that.  Speculation that Robinson is going to leave is just that...unfounded speculation without any basis in fact.  He may ultimately go but speculating that he will because a QB named Mallet did once upon a time and another one named Forcier is leaving because he was on his way to flunking out of school isn't really all that helpful.

Since: Aug 29, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2011 2:48 pm

Tate Forcier not currently enrolled at Michigan

Ole Miss will take him...

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