I have to say, this whole situation seems a bit weird. Tate announces that he will be going to Miami, but then never goes back to their campus. Then he says that it is so he can stay close to home... and says that he is considering going to Auburn.
Forcier outlines some schools that he is interested in
auburn obviously was willing to pay more.
auburn obviously was willing to pay more.
He never had good decision-making ability on the field either...
What if Zeke Pike chooses Auburn and then gets beaten out by ex-UM QB Tate Forcier? It would only be for his first couple years, but still.
Auburn just seems like a terrible idea.
Might be his only chance to make money as a QB.
USC, LSU, Florida, OSU, Nebraska, Misspuri, Oklahoma, Oregon, Georgia and Florida State
Is going to class optional?
(All of them?)
Depends on how much of your handshake you offer to your professors.
It really seems like that's what he's looking for--a guaranteed starting spot. My wife made a great comment. His parents are like stage parents, but instead of modeling or acting, it's football.
I believe that is exacly what they are...this smacks heavily of parental involvement.
From the outside, the best decision he could make would be to change his phone number and email address, and not give them to his family. They've got crazy written all over them.
The point that Misspuri would be his best choice is because MIsspuri has no other QBs...as there is NO SUCH SCHOOL as MISSPURI!
Maybe a little crazy, but who doesn't have that somewhere in their family? I think cutting them off is a little extreme. They'll be there a long time after his college career is over and it's not like an NFL career is likely with his height.
The Hokester's secret move is to send Tate to MIzzou, to land us Gunner Kiel. The guy is golden (poop, that is).
Oh hell, he could just sit out one year and jump to the NFL...why risk injury?
File this one under "Who gives a $@#%". This kid won't be satisfied until he finds a school that drops a starting QB position in his lap. Maybe our fanaticism over his first 3 games as a Freshman plays a part in that, but not as much as his flawed personality and work ethic.
Will enjoy reading about his quarterback battle against Nate Montana at Montana
Loved the ND win his freshman year.
He can still have a very good college career...It would have gone to my head to be on the cover of SI as a freshman too.
It doesn't help that people keep making excuses for him. Given that his brothers were similarly nomadic, I don't think his problems all stem from being on the corner of a magazine cover.
He has to take responsibility for his life. I am none-the-less sympathetic to a kid who got carried away with his success and fame as a freshman in college.
I'm not sure why you assume his problems stem from his freshman season in college. If the the "QBForce" website (which has been up and running since early in his high school career) is any indication, he hasn't exactly been a picture of humility at any time. In fairness, he seems to have some real head cases for parents.
At schools for a while now, is anyone looking back?
miami is too far but auburn is ok? they're both more than 2000 miles away from SD.
But one offers a relocation stipend.
This is all a smoke screen designed to protect the secret of the brilliant, however illegal, Forcier for Hoke straight up trade that we secured with SDSU in late 2010.
I'll take Hoke!
And qbs? Zeke Pike, Tate Forcier and someone i cannot remember the name of have all had interest in them.
But Auburn has a five-star QB in the 2011 class. I think he enrolled early.
Would be a huge pickup for AU; maybe they would eclipse 6 or 7 wins with him.
I'm thankful for many of the memories he made at Michigan, but why would Auburn or USC want him. He is a solid QB at best - while these two schools are getting potentially better ones out of recruiting - and he has past troubles with grades.
I know he was young while at Michigan, but his decision making on and off the field didn't seem to improve, his accuracy was ok, is arm strength average at best, and his height will cause some limitations. I don't see why either school would come near Tate. I think he can be a solid starting QB at a smaller school in a smaller conference, but I do think he was fairly easily past by Denard and was going to be by DG here too. And that was in a system he at least had a chance in (Auburn's is similar, but not USC, and Auburn has some really good potential talent at QB there or coming in).
The smaller schools he has listed make sense, but not Auburn or USC.
I agree completely.
Tate was basically handed the starting position at UM as a frosh because there simply wasn't another viable option (Denard was too raw and Sheridan was...well, Sheridan). He is not a quality BCS-level starting QB in my opinion.
Tate should go to SDSU, U of San Diego or a similar program in Southern California where he has the potential to actually compete for a starting position and be closer to friends/family for the emotional support and guidance he clearly needs.
He should commit to both Auburn and USC to improve his chances of drawing a salary....
10 bucks says be ends up at SDSU. It would be close to home and they'd probably love to have him. They're also the best team of the realistic options on that list.
Since it's an FCS division school he won't have to sit out a year. I don't think he's inclined to ride the bench during a year of ineligibility.
The kid is 20 years old and experienced incredible highs and lows for a kid so young. We have a QB. We have a program. Let's wish the kid well and move on. Stop being so judgmental. I know it's easy to judge others, especially those in the public eye. But seriously. Show some dignity. I hate this BS.
a "classy" modification
I completely agree with what you said, but just a note...those are NCAA commercials, not B1G commercials
He sounds scattered. I hope he finds whatever it is he's looking for. I still think he needs to be a big fish in a small pond. That certainly won't happen at Auburn.
I think Phoenix University maybe where he ultimately ends up. He can go to class in his Superman pajamas and they are thin at QB.
with the waitress singing about how she "didn't do great" in high school? I hate that commercial.
USC and Auburn, who the heck does he think he's kidding?
He needs to atend the University of Go Away
Yea he gave us memories, blah blah blah.
You can go praise him all you want. The way he acted after Denard was named the starting QB turned me off, real mature shit there.
Kinda like being judgemental and trashing a 20 year old you don't even know on an internet message board?
I think you and your posts ought to head off to that University you mentioned...
Well, I think his point was along the lines, of this: you've had some great moments as a freshman but a lot mistakes, pretty much on par for a true frosh, though your immaraturity didn't help. During the summer you wouldn't work out with the team and had a crappy attitude, which led to the backup getting the starting job during your second year. You had some good backup moments. You're a pinpoint passer, but still act immature and can't see over the line of scrimmage. Despite rumors that you'd leave, you stuck out your sophomre year, and then didn't go to class. Huh. Then despite saying you were going to stick it out, you left. We're stil not sure if you were invited back or not -- grades vs. desire to transfer -- privacy and all. You say you're going to transfer to Miami, and then never go back. Yeah, good luck at Auburn and USC, you couldn't start here with zero depth. At least at an SEC school maybe you could avoid classes altogether, Tate.
Auburn? Does he expect to actually play? Might be in need of a reality check, though Montana and San Diego seem more realistic.
I thought he was going to Stanford.
I mean they'll need to replace Luck, right??
his head was never on quite straight and he suffered from the adjustment of home-schooling to the big stage of Michigan and all that it offers.
I hope he wakes up soon and realizes he needs to focus on getting his academic life turned around because the NFL is a pipe dream for him at this point.
Honestly, his best option was to find a way to get his UM degree and build a future from that.
I wish him well and hope he stops deluding himself with thoughts of starting at a big-time program.
I'd like to outline some supermodels I'm interested in, while we're outlining things.
to be in the headlines.....not even quaterbacking a team and he still gets headlines
He's going to be an Aztec. he will probably have a couple decent years as an Aztec, go to a bowl, bang some chicks, and then every once in a while over here will be remembered as "remember that last second win at Notre Dame?"
More sports glory than there's going to be in my epitaph. Good luck, #5.
go to a bowl, bang some chicks, and then every once in a while over here will be remembered as "remember that last second win at Notre Dame?"
My life's dream in one half sentence.
he would have gotten better grades.
The flat out truth is that he is looking for a d-1 school that will accept him and his bad grades. Not sure if he finds it.
I really wanted to keep liking Forcier. At Michigan he did some great things like having clutch drives and of course the freshman Notre Dame win (one of about three games that I've ever watched that gave me the adrenaline shakes watching it) and what he did in his sophomore year in the Illinois game.
I felt bad for him when I would see Rich Rod berating him with extra intensity on the sidelines as he sat looking all depressed. Yeah he threw too many interceptions by trying to keep plays alive that he shouldn't but I wrote it off saying well thats cuz he's a freshman and that's what they do. Made me even sadder when he played in his sophomore year and I saw he hadn't improved at all from a year ago making the same mistakes, which I placed a lot of blame on the coaches for not telling him STOP!
But the saying Michigan gave up on him along with the not showing up to any classes/grades thing along with his ridiculously covered transfer along with his seemingly high opinion of himself just makes me want to be done with him.
I really don't envy the school that gets him.
Tate needs to grow up. I appreciate what he did, particularly ND 2010, but what has transpired was almost predictable. Remember that great interview where it seemed like Tate had started growing up? Smoke and mirrors.
It is tough to be so young on such a big stage, but some players manage it well and with humility. All you need to do is look at Denard, who simply goes about his business and thanks his teammates for his success and puts the burden of failure on his own shoulders, to see how it should be done.
For Tate's sake, I hope he appreciates that getting a degree should be an important focus as he doesn't seem to have the skills to make it at the next level.
One of the service academies would be the best place for Tate. Seems that the lad would benefit from some rigid structure in his life.
Last time I'll be commenting or posting about Tate, better to spend my time on players that actually attend, may attend, or graduated from Michigan.
His dad. Boren's dad. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree - I'm not sure if San Diego is going to help him or not. Regardless I wish him well...
was when his dad said he wasn't leaving Michigan