Anybody know where The Force is transfering to? Any feelings about what he said about Michigan when he transfered?
well that's just, like, your opinion, man
Would not have to sit out a year, and would be a perfect fit at QB
He really would fit into GVSU's offense pretty well. That would be awesome for GVSU, but doesn't it seem like he'd want to be closer to home if he's taking a step down to a lower division school?
I live about 5 miles South of the main campus. I could catch him in action.
Here is the article: http://missoulian.com/college/griz/article_78baecde-24fa-11e0-ae69-001cc4c03286.html
Separately. Scout reported over the weekend T-Force 2 Huskies.
Hopefully Tate's destination is a little more classroom oriented this time around. Missed that whole STUDENT-athlete thing.
Requiring a four year degree for playing professional sports in the US would help these kids take the whole school thing a little more seriously. Whats wrong with requiring a degree for a 6+ figure job out of the gate anyway?
Thats rather paternalistic and unnecessary.
TATE FORCIER IS TRANSFERRING????
WHAT??? AND COACH RODRIGUEZ HAS BEEN FIRED???
i made a tweet tho other day saying i was leaving school, you wouldnt believe the publicity i got on the way home.
I would hope he'd go someplace closer to home.
I heard on one the pay sites he was visiting Montana or somewhere in Montana....I'm not sure tho, well find out in time
I live in Montana, and on our 10 o'clock news last week it was mentioned that Tate and his parents were visiting the University of Montana Grizzlies. I'm not sure what program Tate was in at UofM but Montana has a good law school.
If he wants to practice law in Montana.
Is this a joke? Did Tate really talk publicly about wanting to practice law? Talk about putting the cart before the horse!
I think Tater's a little ways off from grad school. It sounds like he needs to finish his Sophomore year before he starts thinking about grad school.
Good relationship with Rod Smith. Would sit then would probably be a starter and I remember his dad saying they were going to a D1 program
Can't get scholarship and all...
Is that an actual rule? Was Boren not on scholarship at OSU these past few seasons?
No, he did not get an athletic scholarship. I don't know if he was eligible for any non-athletic scholarships.
They worked it through a loophole whereby his family got a plowing contract for one student parking lot and two 7-11s.
theres another loophole that has 7-11 sponsoring him....sadly he only gets stick on tattoos there, though.. :/
Boren paid his own way the last two years...It is a Big Ten rule.
Why stay at U of M for a decent education when you can pay for a superior education at tOSU? Oh, it's because they have better family values there! That's right, I forgot. So I'm sure that Boren had some help paying for school from Papa Tressel. That's totally legit, right? Yes, I think he definitely made the right decision.
Sarcasm, sarcasm, sarcasm...
Yes this is an actual rule, it applies only to fellow B1G members and won't be changing. See: http://thegazette.com/2010/05/19/wisconsins-alvarez-said-big-ten-wont-change-transfer-rule/
As to Boren, I believe I remember reading that he was not on scholarship, but I can't find anything on it at the moment.
I heard montana and also community college?
best of luck tater
Taters gonna Twit
2 Legit 2 Twit
my bet with no evidence is San Diego St. It's the future wave of transactions in college sports... " we will trade you our head coach for your second string quarterback and a ride on air pizzia" Deal! No but really its his home and I wouldn't be suprised considering the dirction hoke had that program going.
west of Michigan according to my sources.*
My source is not real*
Finally admitting your sources aren't real.
My source says east of Hawaii*
*My source is me
Bolivia west of Michigan?
Under....Perceive as you wish.
is that his destination on Friday night was Rush Street. it was kinda eerie seeing him, to be honest...
"Hey, you're not 21, get out." ?
i thought it was totally acceptable that i called him a sinner.
If Forcier transfers within DI and has to sit a year, does that could as his redshirt? After he sits, will he have one or two years of eligibility left?
He could sit out and count it as a redshirt. He'd then have 2 more years of eligibility.
Cool, thanks. That's what I assumed, but NCAA rules can be counter-intuitive, though.
In that case, I don't see him dropping to D-II. The kid can play at a D-I level, and probably deserves to be starting somewhere. I don't know where he'd best fit, but I'd be seriously surprised if he dropped down a division just to avoid sitting a year (especially considering he seemed to have accepted his role as back-up, so immediate PT might not be a big issue).
There's a lot of schools between those two levels of competition. We usually load up on those cupcakes at the beginning of the season. I think it's called FCS now. Used to be D1-AA. I believe he could play right away there.
I think he ends up at SDSU
That is all
His momma's living room watching Two and Half Men with a cordless to his ear talking to some surf bunnies. That is until he dad tells him to get a job, then he will be a policy writer for a major insurance company.
would be a good spot for him.
I really hope so. I'm a former Pitt student and would love to see Forcier over there. With Magee and their lack of a QB, it's not all that crazy.
Michigan to Stanford back to Michigan
or UCLA to Furman.
Does nobody think that Tate can compete for starting time in a BCS conference? I mean, all last year people were talking about how he was the "best backup in the nation" and now his possible destinations are GVSU and SDSU?
Couldn't Tate get into the competition at most Pac schools right now? Let alone the Big East or ACC.
he could probably play at a lot of D-1 schools.. but you have to imagine D-1 schools wanting to take a kid who'll be a junior.. much like a JUCO... some schools don' t like to do that...
he would be forced to sit a year.. and that would be two years away from his last start...
Many things point to D-1AA or whatever it is called now... but it wouldn't shock anyone to see him at a D-1 school... or a BSC team... there's just many factors against it.
Good point about him being way removed from his last start after his transfer redshirt season. But given Denard's injury status last year I would think he got enough time in to sell a coach.
Also, a lot of schools aren't as strict as we are on JUCO's or transfers. Hell, Ole Miss let Masoli transfer for one year after being publicly kicked off his team for legal troubles.
Personally, I think Tate finds an upper half BCS team to take him.
I absolutely think Forcier can compete (and win) a starting job in a BCS conference. Provided he can mature enough to start putting in the work. Remember how excited everyone was about him in 2009? Assuming he can get his act together, I can definitely see him earning a starting job at a good program. Personally, he really hope he does.
That's about what I thought. If he can impress some coaches, there's no reason Tate can't go back home and compete for (and win) a starting spot at UCLA or Cal, just to name a couple.
He has just made some terrible choices. Thankfully he didn't shoot himself in the foot like Masoli or someone; apparently he got arrogant and lazy. Not too much to overcome when you're talking about a twenty year old who can give his side of the story. (Not to mention has some great film from his time here.)
Forcier is a random event generator who still needs to learn how to play within an offense. I'm not sure too many BCS coaches would spend any capital on a QB who supposedly failed out of Michigan with weird, helicopter parents, that turns the ball over a lot.
Forcier is lucky as hell, and makes some ugly plays. But he has great physical tools and has shown that he's a pretty good QB.
Yeah, but if you're a coach, do you exert much influence to get him admitted to a Cal/UCLA with all his baggage? I don't think I would.
Fair point. But Arizona, or Colorado or Utah might not have the same scruples. I think that outside the absolutely top tier schools (so probably USC and now Oregon in the Pac) it would be worth taking a flier on him if he can get eligible.
and then see why people (including me) think Tate is a really good QB.
No. I agree with you. I wasn't getting that everyone is seeming to think he's out of the BCS caliber schools for good.
I mean, the only reason this guy didn't start at Michigan is because we had Denard freaking Robinson in front of him (well and I guess Tate got lazy).
He is a fine quarterback......needs to be a college student that plays football next time around.
42 degrees and stair way to heaven have inquired about obtaining his talents. /s
+1 avatar! Classic
to anyone who actually cares about tate, but i for 1 could realllllly care less where he ends up. he had a chance to be here, to earn a very good eduaction and he threw it away. so good riddance
Furman is a great academic school and be close to his brother. I almost went there. I think he dates Ms. Michigan....anyone?? Is this true or not??
If you could care less, that means you actually do care about where he ends up.
when i said that other people care, and that i could care less means that i care LESS then the people who care. can we over analzye this more? or less? or who cares?!
He's just pointing out that the phrase you should have used was "I couldn't care less," and that his pet peeve is the common bastardization of that phrase into "I could care less," which actually says the opposite of what it's intended to mean.
In other words, understanding English isn't over-analyzing.
+1 for the same thing the second time this week.
We only talk about the players who play for Michigan.
Michigan Players ...
Cutler feels, after all the "p*ssy" tweets former pro players were letting rip when they saw JC on the sideline not playing with a "sore" knee. Little did they know he had a torn MCL. Felt kinda like the harassment Tate was getting after the UConn game.
Surely you mean Jay and not Jake
And surely he means "sprained" not "torn" MCL.
And don't call me Shirley.
"Did I miss anything?"
When Tate transfers, it will be all over this Board and likely make ESPN's list of stories on its front page. The kid made (the corner of) the cover of SI after ND 2009 -- where he goes will make the 24-hour news cycle.
His grades were good enough to qualify him to play this Fall, so at worst he's looking at starting his Sophomore year over again. If it's true that the main problem has been academics (an assumption), I'm not sure Indiana would take him -- their academic standards are real, and he could easily fail again.
Maybe he's a good fit for the Mountain West or the WAC?
I think I speak for all when I say thank you for dropping Jocelyn Wildenstein from your avatar. I'm still going to need therapy for all the exposure to that freakshow you put me through, but I'm glad the nightmare is finally over.
That's who that was? That was foul.
Yes, thanks for getting rid of that.
I don't have to hide the sausage anymore, the beast is gone!
Go to Rice. So in two years they have Mcguffie and Tate, who could have been our 2009 starters!
JK, He should stay in State and go to EMU, CMU or WMU. Become the the next great MAC Qb!
They were our 2009 starters, until McGuffie got hurt that is.
I haven't seen this anywhere else on the board. (If I missed it, sorry.) Doc Saturday, via Rivals, has published a tale-of-the-tape comparison of the Forcier Brothers' histrionic farewell addresses:
I think San Diego State would be the perfect destination for him. Close to home. Can spend time with his family... Mind you I'm talking about him going to San Diego State to become Head Coach.
08 Mallet to Arkansas
09 Threet to ASU
11 Forcier to ______
At least Forcier had moved to backup.
It MUST end there... It would completely deflate me if Denard transfered
i feel ya brutha
How about University of San Diego? That's where Jim Harbaugh coached before he became HC at Stanford.
You seldom get to witness so much of a kid's growth through college, even if it's your own. Tate didn't make it all the way, but I'm grateful for the adventure as it was. Tate was billed as a factory-built quarterback out of prep, but from his cockiness, to his struggles, to his redemption, and his failures, his is a story that will serve to remind the EA Sports generation just how utterly human this game really is. Thank you for everything you gave to the University of Michigan, Robert, and good luck in everything you do.
The kid just flunked out of school and threw a Twitter press conference in which he whined that "Michigan gave up on me." I'm not patting him on the back just yet. If he gets his head on straight at his next school, then we can say he's grown as a person.
...like to stay around Cali. I'm guessing USD or SDSU, but there are a bunch of smaller conference Cali schools where Le Petit Forcier could be Le Grand Fromage. They just aren't in the Pac Ten.
I think he wanted to stay & I think most Michigan fans wanted him to stay. I think he would have fit with the new coaching staff. Wish him the best.
Do failing grades from Michigan carry more weight,
when transferred, than those from other
less self absorbed institutions ?
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My guess is the drama club at NYU. I think he would be great in day time TV.
Well, if Cali boys stay in Cali, why did Tate go to Michigan?
He's a talented (though very immature) kid. He could start for many or most D1 programs, including a few Pac 10 or Mountain West teams. He's competitive, and clearly has a (too) high opinion of himself. Status clearly matters a lot to Tate. So I don't see him choosing to go somewhere like Montana or GVSU.
If he does, it's probably because his off-field issues (academic, social) rendered him off-limits to D1 programs -- even the sketchier ones.
He should go to SDSU, Fresno State, San Jose State, Arizona State. Something closer to home and that will not destroy him academically (although it was mostly his fault that he failed).
Tate needs to take a year off, focus on academics, and go through the recruiting process again. The year off would allow him to get his academics in order and make him much more marketable to a D1 school. Who knows, he could even come back to U-M.
Tate needs to worry about grades at this point. Wherever he ends up, I just hope he can get the degree, and if it means that he really was a flash in the pan, then well, it was nice while it lasted. We shall always have the highlight reel!