The phrase "freshman mistake" needs to be banned, or at least seriously curtailed. As soon as Forcier's pass was intercepted in the endzone, the phrase "freshman mistake" popped up everywhere.
Now, Forcier is clearly a freshman, and his INT was clearly a mistake. But all QBs throw INTs. The phrase "freshman mistake" should be reserved for mistakes so incredibly bad that hardly anyone but a freshman would make them. That's a high bar to clear.
Forcier's wounded-duck INT last week that was caught by a defensive lineman qualifies. Today's INT was your garden-variety mistake, one that a player on any level could make. Last year, Nick Sheridan tossed up those kinds of mistakes with regularity. No one could call them "freshman mistakes," because he was a sophomore.
I mean, some folks even called Denard Robinson's fumble last week a "freshman mistakes," as if freshmen are the only ones who have the ball pushed out while trying to grind out an extra yard. It was just a plain old mistake, albeit one that a freshman made.