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Tate Forcier transferring to San Jose State

Posted on: July 27, 2011 12:02 pm
 
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

Tate Forcier's long and winding road appears to have finally wound its way to San Jose.

The Mercury News is reporting that Forcier has committed to play for the San Jose State Spartans, ending a months-long cross-country transfer tour that saw Forcier announce at one stage that he would be playing for Miami before later announcing he would instead look elsewhere.

Obviously, SJSU would appear to be quite the step down from playing for the Hurricanes (much less Michigan, the school where Forcier spent two years making his name), but Forcier will be much closer to his San Diego home and brother Jason Forcier reportedly works in the area. He offered the Mercury News a comment via text message:
“It felt right,” Forcier said ... “I loved the coaches and felt comfortable with them. I really believe I can help that team.”
While Forcier won't simply have the job handed to him (incoming freshman QB Joe Gray was SJSU's highest-ranked recruit and could be reasonably entrenched as the starter once Forcier is eligible in 2012), it's hard to believe he won't help a program as downtrodden as the Spartans. He immediately becomes their most proven commodity, their highest-ranked recruit (probably ever), and far and away the closest thing Mike MacIntyre's program has to a star. Given the state of the WAC in 2012, it's likely Forcier is also already the entire conference's highest-profile player.

SJSU won just one game last year, and even that one was a 16-11 scrape past FCS Southern Utah*. But they were surprisingly competitive down the stretch (losing four of their final five games by a total of 16 points), return all 11 of their starters on defense this year, and boast another BCS-caliber transfer in former Minnesota tailback Deleon Eskridge.

With Forcier now all but falling into their laps (thanks to the Miami decision and Hawaii ruling him unable to meet their fall semester's academic requirements), MacIntyre would appear to have the Spartans moving in the right direction. There's still miles and miles and miles to go in that direction, but it's something--and having a talent like Forcier around certainly won't hurt.


*As an aside: SUU's nickname is the Thunderbirds, one of the best in all Division I. Why more schools never adopted this one, we don't know.

Comments

Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2011 9:14 pm
 

Tate Forcier transferring to San Jose State

Tate's ego swelled after he made the cover of SI.  He wasn't being the leader he should have been, he was acting like an entitled brat and when he put on the pouting display I was sickened and disappointed.  The joke is on him.  I am really curious to see how heisman hopeful Denard Robinson, obviously the better runner, but not sure about his acccuracy, will perform under Brady's system.  I couldn't be more estatic that we have Hoke, but Michigan fans who suffered through the Rich Rod era understand the role of the QB in that scheme.  Denard flourished under the spread with the 1 on 1 matchups and the spacing.  In the new pro style offense one could argue that a more traditional passer like the ones we have had in the past would be the better fit.  If Rich wasn't so deperate both Forcier and Robinson should've been redshirted to learn and work on their game.  If that had happened and Forcier had checked his ego he may have actually been the better fit in this system.  Nobody will ever know, but I am still convinced DRob should have been the next Desmond Howard, I am not sold on his abilities as a pocket passer.  I understand Forcier was from the spread but I do think he was the better passer.  Which isn't saying much.  I truly believe Denard's running ability demanded the defense to put 8 or 9 guys in the box and eventually make him beat them with his passing.  No doubt if you give Robinosn a 1-1 matchup out in space his speed will win that battle 9 times out of 10.  But I just don't think he will get those same matchups under this offensive scheme.  I am anxious to see what we have on our hands here.  Nonetheless extremely excited about the direction Michigan football is headed in.  Go Blue.



Since: Sep 1, 2007
Posted on: August 18, 2011 9:09 pm
 

Tate Forcier transferring to San Jose State


From watching Tate Forcier against my Fighting Illini team, I thought he was clearly the better quarterback than denard Rabinson was. I'm not a Wolverine fan - thank God - so I will never understand all the politics behind the quarterback controversy there, but it seemed really clear to this opponant of that program that Michigan was starting the lessor effective of the two. Maybe that has something to do with the changes at the top of that program! Lots of poor decision making!
Are you serious? Denard had 32 td's, 4200 yards and  a 149 passer rating.  And against your Illini(thank god I'm not an Illini fan) he led the Wolverines to 67 points on 305 yards passing and 3 td's. Buuuutt Forcier should've been starting? LMAO



Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: August 18, 2011 8:31 pm
 

Tate Forcier transferring to San Jose State

Who cares!!! This guy is a tool just like all his other brothers who transfered to smaller schools.  He is all about huimself and he thinks he is a far better player than he is!  If you want a good laugh goto his website....  Really you loser "qbforce"?  His brother Jason Michigan to Stanford (never played), Chris, UCLA to Furman (had to move down to play), and Tate (Michigan to MIami opps...Montana oppsss...San Jose St) WHATEVER!  He is a joke, can not wait to see this guy transfer after the 2012 season when he is not even the starter there.



Since: Jun 29, 2011
Posted on: July 28, 2011 4:50 pm
 

Tate Forcier transferring to San Jose State

Bearish...Less effective of the two???  You're saying Denard Robinson who set the all-time NCAA rushing record for a QB, is the only player in history to rush and pass for over 200 yards in a game twice, passed for over 2500 yards, set single game Big Ten records for total offense, and is the only player to rush and pass for over 1500 yards in a season...you are saying HE is less effective than Tate Forcier???  Really?  What are you smoking anyway?  Perhaps Tate might not have lost his job had he actually showed up for class and not been a total tool as a teammate.  Oh and being a turnover machine didn't help either.  Tate clearly is going to SJ State to try and be a big fish in a small pond



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: July 28, 2011 12:47 pm
 

Tate Forcier transferring to San Jose State

Changes at the top of the program?  Lots of poor decision making?  What?  BTW, Rich Rodriguez is no longer coaching the team.  Did you know that?  Robinson replaced Forcier (permanently) while the PREVIOUS regime was running the program.  And by previous, I mean Rich Rodriguez and his staff.

The Hoke group (the "changes at the top of the program") have left things status quo at the QB position this year, thats all.  Forcier didn't lose his job this offseason to Robinson.

Nice attempt to rip on Hoke when its been written that he salvaged the 2011 recruiting class (ranked 20th by either Rivals or MAxpreps) and that they have the #2 recruiting class (so far) for 2012 by that same recruiting service.

Yeah, lots of poor decision making by the "changes at the top".  Get real.

This doesn't mean Hoke can coach as well as they (he and Mattison) can recruit, but your last sentence is a joke either way...




Since: Jan 7, 2011
Posted on: July 28, 2011 8:42 am
 

Tate Forcier transferring to San Jose State

Good Luck to Tate.....I hope things work out for him, I still rememeber that Michigan  Notre Dame game back in 2009 under a minute to play score was 34 31 ND leading, Tate pulled it out with that TD pass final  michigan 38   ND 31.. He's got talent he just needs to learn how to use it i hope he has matured in last couple of years that was his problem!



Since: Oct 1, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2011 7:32 am
 

Tate Forcier transferring to San Jose State

Huh? Your disclaimer of "not being a Michigan fan" was a dead give away but it's obvious you have no idea what you're talking about. Tate helped lead to the victory over Illinois(because Denard was injured) but to say he was clearly better is a lie. Robinson torched the Illini for 305 yeards passing and 3 TDs before leaving the game with injury. 

Anyways, congrats to Tate for finding a home and good luck. I can see him tearing it up in the Boise-less WAC. 



Since: Jul 1, 2009
Posted on: July 27, 2011 4:16 pm
 

Tate Forcier transferring to San Jose State

This kid had/has a lot of talent and at times showed flashes of being a star, but his attitude and unwillingness to work is what pushed him out of favor in Michigan. At UofM, a player earns his "Wings" during spring practice. Forcier didn't earn his until much later than a starting qb should. He was pointed out by teammates (Troy Woolfolk) that he didn't have them and wasn't working as hard as he should on or off the field. His teammates didn't like his entitled attitude and the UCONN game showed everyone what a baby he is. His team is up 30-10, he isn't getting on the field so he pouts on the bench KNOWING he's being watched, a towel on his head and looking ready to cry. I've never heard a single report about what a good TEAM player he is or how much he is missed.



Since: Jun 25, 2010
Posted on: July 27, 2011 12:45 pm
 

Tate Forcier transferring to San Jose State

From watching Tate Forcier against my Fighting Illini team, I thought he was clearly the better quarterback than denard Rabinson was. I'm not a Wolverine fan - thank God - so I will never understand all the politics behind the quarterback controversy there, but it seemed really clear to this opponant of that program that Michigan was starting the lessor effective of the two. Maybe that has something to do with the changes at the top of that program! Lots of poor decision making!


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