Unfortunately, it seems like the remaining avenues likely would not involve football, or at least I assume that. It's sad because there was quite a bit of potential here and if he had handled a few things more constructively, I bet he's still playing somewhere and regularly too, having had the opportunity to develop some. At this point, I would hope he would consider finishing his degree too, if nothing else, and figirue it out from there.
Tate Forcier released from Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Tough break for him. I hope that this is a turning point for him. Probably the worst thing to happen to this kid was letting his special talent get to his head and thinking it would take him places without having to put in the work. I can't help but hope that getting cut down to size and running out of football options will be the first step in getting started in some "normal" profession where he knows he has to work hard like everyone else. Best of luck to him.
I always liked this guy. I wish him the best
Go back to school, get a degree and realize football just aint in the cards.
The whole school part of school didnt really seem like too much of a concern to ol'Tater in light of his actions...
Besides ND and a couple nice games as a backup, what was there really to like?
He was my favorite Wolverine once upon a time. I still have a couple pictures up of him in my office. On one of the many "Tate has fallen again" threads, a fellow MGoPoster (FgoWolve) wrote the following on 1/20/11 which I put into a word doc and printed out as a caption of sorts beneath one of my Tate pictures. It so beautifully encapsulated Tate's story that I had to save it:
He's practically a Greek tragedy. An amazing ascent in act I, periods of rising and falling action, until finally as the man said, he hit rock bottom. And his story isn't over yet. While he definitely grew in maturity and experience as the stereotypical tragic character does, he had his own tragic flaws that invoke pity in the audience, as Aristotle pointed out was one of the greatest cathartic emotions for a tragic audience. It's just a shame we don't know exactly what those flaws are, and are forced to watch him go as the result of some unknown force, be it internal (Tate's personal struggles) or external (the rise of Denard, the possibility of no longer being wanted). I will miss Tate. No other player evoked more emotion from me over the past decade. I hope his story transitions into a comedy and a happy ending.
If someone would have told me right after the ND game his freshman year that his career would be over after one more season, I would have assumed they were crazy if it didn't involve a terrible injury.
I still think he's got enough talent to be a viable QB at some level... but I thought Sam McGuffie was going to be a big star, so my predictions are about as valuable as The Party Room's.
Go to class while you're on the football team and in school?