In this recent article about Tate it looks like he's working with former NFL and CFLer with a somewhat similar skill set in Jeff Garcia. Fighting to be a 3rd string QB for Hamilton Tiger Cats. Hope he has put it together, but I remain skeptical.
Forcier article featuring new attitude Tate
Always hope the best for Tate, he will always have the ND win to keep me rooting for him. Good luck in the great white north...its a beauty way to go...eh.
Love George the Animal Steele.
Someone needs to tweak the css around hyperlinks so they actually show up. Make them bold, maybe?
before the latest system tweak when the neg-bombs went away.
I add underlines to mine using the plain text editor and html.
As always, I wish the best for Tate. I will always remember the Notre Dame drama and Illinois shootout.
Next, what is an NFL pivot?
CFLers sometimes refer to the QB as the "pivot." Makes sense given that the QB is in the center of everything on offense.
You must be a Canuck. How do you think Denard would do on that freakin wide field?
I look forward to seeing what he can do.
wish the kid well. I hope he has matured, and seizes this opportunity.
At this point, I reserve all judgement until after the fact. Talk is cheap, deeds take a bit more work.
Wish him the best, but man did he waste some many opportunities. I know people love Denard and will rec the past to say they always thought he was the better QB, but I'll fess up to thinking Tate was the next Drew Brees/Shaun King type. Sad to see him struggle, but good to hear he might have his head on straight.
Forcier had the athleticism, moxie, accuracy, and enough arm strength to be a pretty darn good quarterback for Rodriguez. Unfortunately, he was undisciplined and just didn't appear to be very coachable.
allergic to class.
Apparently, he still is allergic to class. He could be playing college ball and getting a degree if he had really wanted to. I would like to know where all of those in his "tight family" have been when they should have been helping him amalgamate his feces and get back into school.
Amal-guh... Amalgum... Feces-OH! haha.
I get it. Funny.
But good luck.
Forcier's story has been so erratic to this point. It will be interesting to see if he gets his head striaght. Hopefully, he can and will finally get his ship righted.
I don't know much about Garcia, but I think he has a strong work ethic - something Forcier can definitely benefit from.
Hate to be a downer on my first post here ever, but...
I never really was a fan of him when he was with us. Seeing him transfer after RR got canned was unfortunate but also, in hindsight, much better for our program, seeing as he was one of RR's most controversial players that he brought along.
Him leaving, IMO, helped Michigan move on from the 3 darkest years of Michigan history.
Glad he is not Michigan's problem any more.
He was kicked out of school for academic reasons.
My mistake, regardless, he would have continued to be a distraction if he had stayed here just as he was all season in 2010.
New? "Let me put you in the picture . . . "
With respect to the Stone Roses, of course.
As an outsider, I've never understood why Michigan fans hated Tate so much. Dude had talent, and he played half a season with a torn rotator cuff(or labrum?).
"Hate" is much too strong a word in my case, but I did feel like he was a bit of a drama queen, feuding with his teammates, texting reporters, sending cryptic tweets and such.
I don't think Michigan fans hated Tate at all. Michigan fans liked him a bunch his Freshman year. The team was really bad though, so there was negativity around that, even though it wasn't really Tate's fault.
But his 2nd season a bunch of rumors started coming out about him having attitude problems/possible pot use/academic issues, etc .etc. He was clearly in the doghouse as he wasn't even the backup QB anymore and Michigan burned the redshirt of Gardner just to keep Tate off of the field for disciplinary reasons. Then he got flunked out of school.
So as he fell apart there might have been some negative stuff said about him, but I never sensed that Michigan fans hated him.
My attitude toward Tate was more of "disappointment" than "hate."