Not sure why this bothers me but it does: Will Tate's nameplate be "Forcier" this year or "T Forcier" like last season? It bugged the hell out of me last year for some reason and if memory serves me correctly, he had T Forcier due to his brother being on the original fall roster. Anyone know what he had on his nameplate at fan day?
That bugged the hell outta me too!
Actually I heard he was switching to QBFORCE this year
Oh well I thought I heard The Force... but pretty close.
Not to be confused with "He Hate Me"
Rich said that Tate has to earn the letter "F."
I said "F" a lot last year.
Nice. I am definitely going to say "Z you" to someone today...
IIRC, His brother was attempting to get another year of eligibility, so there was a possibility of there being 2 Forcier's on the team. Would have been J. Forcier and T. Forcier.
Why would it bother anyone is beyond me.
Jason Forcier is planning on returning to the University of Michigan. After transferring to Stanford a couple years ago, Forcier is hoping to go to grad school at U-M. He hasn’t been accepted yet, but if he is, there is some speculation that he could rejoin the football team. He has one year of eligibility remaining, but whether or not he could play would be left up to the NCAA.
No, I understand the reasoning but just the whole T Forcier thing bugged me for some reason only being one Forcier on the team. Rules are rules - just want to see plain "Forcier" on the back. I am OCD. I'm sorry.
That dude is racking up some frequent flyer miles.
If that bothered you, just wait for the Talbott's to be on the field.
I saw one of them in a CTK video and his name plate said "T. Talbott"
It was kind of a buzzkill.
I heard there's a walkon named "Tang Forcier," so now Tate gets one of those sweet nameplates that has his full first and last name on it.
Nah, Tate's will just say R FORCIER so as to be technically correct, until he earns his nickname back.
understood why the first initial was needed on the back of a jersey. The player's number differentiates him from another player with the same last name.
Look there's Terrence Talbott on the left and Terry Talbott on the right. I know this because Terrence is #22 and Terry is #96, not to mention Terry is 77 lbs heavier.
This instance is basically a lost cause anyway, since their first names are so similar. Unless you went to middle initial, which I believe to be overkill.
I agree. I don't see why it can't be like the Rodgers' brothers at Oregon State. They have the same first two letters of their first names, but still only have "Rodgers" on their nameplates. And they even look awfully similar on the field (both 5'7", Jacquizz is 191 while James is 185). The different numbers are plenty fine to differentiate players, in my opinion.
that it bothered you...
This is very telling...
It's only bothersome what they've done to Tate and the Talbotts because full FNOB (first name on back of jersey) is pretty rare and therefore something that us uni-watchers have been anticipating. However, seeing as Tate was the only Forcier last year and they still had him wear a T., as well as other naming-protocol missteps, I don't think Michigan follows "the rules" as much as you or I would like. I'd expect to see two T. Talbotts on the field this year, unfortuately.
I always thought it was odd that his initial was a "T". His actual name is Robert. "Tate" is just a nickname.
Now that his brother is gone, it should go to just FORCIER but I'm not sure . . . do teams typically change nameplates once the player has taken the field?
You all could get a group discount at the OCD clinic?