Despite the rough day he had, despite the continued looseness with the ball and the four interceptions, I didn't see anything today that made me feel that Forcier will not develop into a top flight, All B10 QB for us. We know from this year that Tate is not an interception machine, so I don't see that as an issue in terms of his future here. Everything I saw today was fixable. He even looked to make better reads in the running game for the most part, and most of the interceptions were a result of trying to do too much. With four INT's and a couple drops, he was still 23-37 and moved the team for the most part as a true freshman against he best D in the B10, He is accurate on the run, and has the potential to be better than he was even early in the season. It may be perverse, but I am encouraged, rather than discouraged, by his performance today.
"Northwestern fans can be both heartened and disheartened by the loss to Minnesota just like how nineteenth-century resurrectionists were heartened when they pried a heart from a freshly-buried corpse and then disheartened it when they sold it to a disreputable anatomist."