I feel the Newsome exit is a blessing. Yes he is increadibly talented. Yes most UM fans including myself were salivating over this prospect. But what I failed to realize and consider is what would be best for the program and this offense. I concluded that the ideal QB for the system that Rich will run here involves a mobile, highly accurate QB. Having a very accurate QB forces the defense to play a little tighter in coverage with maybe less zone and will allow a guy like Tate who can move but is not a burner to be very effective with their feet. I for one am now salivating over the fact that the number 1 rated QB for accuracy is all but committed to UM and he WANTS to compete. Beaver is also extremely talented and both are putting the team first. I prefer to see Michigan pulling in the big WR recruits and throwing the football around and with Forcier that is more of a possibility than with Knew. So in conclusion, tho nothing is guaranteed, I would like to see a Forcier Beaver class over a Newsome Beaver (although Newsome Beaver is a great adult film star name).
Mike Lantry, 1972