“I really wanted to stay. I was not giving up on Michigan, but in the end, it was made clear they had given up on me,” Forcier wrote.
A few weeks earlier, he was on a plane flying home early from the Gator Bowl, away from his teammates. He was academically ineligible even though, as he told the Detroit Free Press days before his departure, “You really have to try to flunk out here. All you have to do is go to class, it's not that hard.”
I know that this is almost old news at this point, but I thought this article nailed exactly how I felt about the thing. I was extremely irked by the "Michigan gave up on me" quote during a "press release" that attempted to portray Tate as someone who was taking responsibility for his actions. Frankly, it's something that he never did while he was here. He was an exciting player for sure, and I hope he pulls everything together down the road, but if that press release was any indication, he's got a ways to go still.