It is my fault for reading anything written by Drew Sharp, it isn't as if I don't know what I'm getting into but I have an unfortunate compulsion to read anything and everything written about Michigan. What bothers me most about his and many other columnists work is the blur between the presentation of opinion and fact. The following two passages are from his column today:
"Tate Forcier's comfort in precisely chronicling his difficulties last week didn't exactly calm the storm. When Forcier publically acknowledged that Denard Robinson took most of the practice reps with the first unit, he basically threw his fellow freshman under the bus when Robinson played little at Wisconsin.
How embarrassed do you think Robinson feels today, spending all that preparation time and then not playing much? How fast can you expedite the transfer paperwork?"
And later on:
"Forcier insists he's not going anywhere. But what happens the next time there's a snit because there supposedly was miscommunication about a skipped study hall? He's the better short-term answer at QB, but Robinson might be the long-term answer for Rodriguez's system, considering his size. One likely is gone after this season."
I understand but don't necessarily agree with his take on Tate throwing Denard under the bus, but hey that is his purposefully inflammatory opinion, but a one-off throwaway statement like "One is likely gone after the season" is unsupported by any facts. Given the rest of the piece this is probably his opinion but it is presented as if it is based on some inside knowledge, which is probably is not. I think Sharp should again be taken to task by mgoblog readers. Hey, if he has some inside info, I hope he shares it with us, if not he should clarify this as opinion.