So, I'm officially confused. Apparently Tate will not transfer to Miami (YTM) after all. Due to personal reasons. It's a short article that doesn't propose what else he would do. Any word on what Tate will be up to?
Tate Not Transferring to Miami (YTM)
Miami just got another qb transfer this week
Bruce Feldman reported that he heard this rumor weeks before Ryan Williams (QB from Memphis) decided to transfer to Miami
I heard he was living in California taking 1 online class from the U.
Weird, I thought this was already done. I really wanna see that guy do well, I hope he's not backing away just because of a little competition.
it's not like Tate, or the family's other qb's, ever backed away from a little competition before.
/s kills jokes. I'm jus sayin'.
/s kills jokes. I'm jus sayin'.
I've seen him a few times at Rush Street, looking as cocky as ever.
I thought, "Damn, that kid is a dead ringer for Tate Forcier. Good thing he left because this guy could get up to some serious mischief like The Parent Trap or some other Disney movie." But I guess it was just ex-#5 himself.
It was posted by someone from espn, that his attendance was in doubt before the news of the transfer.
Come on Tate, go to GVSU!
I don't see any reason why this shouldn't happen.
My prediction is he will go to GRCC to be with the no fly zone himself, then go to GVSU. Okay, maybe not, but I wish.
+1 for the Brak avatar.
He belongs at a smaller school. He is just a little small and a little weak-armed for an elite-level, D-1 team,. He has all of the skills, though, and could dominate in a smaller conference or a lower division. Then, when he graduates, he could help his family do a QB school correctly.
seems we are all growing up and away from that beautiful day
Remember that one? Where Mark Snyder predicted that an in-turmoil Michigan would lose at home to Western Michigan and their NFL-ready QB? There was of course the maiden voyage of the Starship Denard in that game (fumble, pick it up, run for TD in that order), but I still think that the play of that game was Tate's east-sideline improv for Michigan's first touchdown in what started out as one of the most nervous, high-tension games in my lifetime of watching Michigan football. (Just six days post-Freep jihad.)
And Illinois '10. I know a lot of people despised that game. A lot of people are completely stupid. They proved it that day; as I drove home from one of the most gorgeous weather days at the Big House in years, and a thrilling Triple OT win with more points scored than most Big Ten basketball games -- a win that clearly had our players fired up -- I was treated to the radio mouth-breathers wondering if a win was really a good thing for Michigan, because it might prolong the tenure of Rich Rodriguez.
I'm pretty sure the "redundant" category was made just for you.
Forcier's a talented player; I don't think anyone really disputes that. But he is also a headcase. I don't think that can be disputed, either. He became a major distraction to the program and many of his own teammates were getting tired of it.
I guess to be fair to him, his father may be the real culprit for sending his boys to work with Marv Marinovich and putting delusions of grandeur in their minds. Some parents need to stop living vicariously through their kids.
Just curious, what is your source for
He became a major distraction to the program and many of his own teammates were getting tired of it.
Am I just out of the loop or do you have some kind of inside knowledge?
Didn't Troy Woolfolk publicly call him "diseased?" I seem to remember a few interviews where he was criticized by his teammates.
And after his dismissal, there were some choice words for him from ex-teammates. One player, when asked what Tate did, said "What didn't he do?"
Source: Those of us not living under a rock, oblivious to the world around them.
Even Tate himself admitted that, after seeing himself on the cover of Sports Illustrated, he got really cocky and didn't treat the team or coaches very well. I suppose you also remember his lack of wings last offseason, I doubt it was for good behavior.
Miami's got too many QB's right now; transferring there would be a bad move for him. Who needs a QB right now? Boise's going to need one next year.
Doesn't Miami have 2? Morris and Williams?
They also have Jacory Harris and some walk-on who was at the top of the depth chart during spring workouts.
Boise St actually got a commitment from Nick Patti, of Orlando Dr Phillips fame.
I heard that Miami's academic standards are too high.
I heard it was the weather that turned him off.
Who named you the Ayatollah Bromeini?
Edit: Yeah this was supposed to be one more Magnus reply down. Fail.
its really a shame for tate, if he kept his shit together he would of been prolly a fine qb for us, hell I bet if he applied himself he would of started last year. I love Denard and glad he is our starter but tate had potential
I'm not sure he could've done better than one of the most dominating statistical seasons of any QB ever. Denard had beaten him out for the job because he was a much better player. Yes, Tate had potential and was very talented, but not as much as Denard.
what he was trying to say was that, based on Tate's previous season, he seemed like he could have still been a solid option at the QB position. I'm glad we went w/ Denard, that was by far the most exciting Michigan QB I've ever seen, but I think there are only a few people who would have predicted that he'd have that kind of a blow out year.
Don't get me wrong, Denard should have been the QB, there is no disputing that. But if Tate would have kept it together and worked as hard as he should have, he would have certainly contended for the position. Instead, Denard outworked him, won the starting slot and made history. Not a bad way to go.
If he worked his tail off (which he could have, i wasn't there), we wouldn't be wondering about DG's medical redshirt. That's about it.
I think both Denard and Tate are quite talented. The catch is Denard's skill set was a better fit for RR wanted - a QB with speed who can keep defenses honest with his arm.
I'd love to see what Tate could do in a Northwestern style offense. Maybe I'm off base but I've looked at NU's offense the last few years as one that relies on a QB to throw a decent amount (but doesn't necessarily require a rocket for an arm) but also has good mobility and can use his feet to keep the chains moving.
Tate might just be the perfect guy for a system like Northwestern, at least I would not look forward to playing against him.
On the other hand, the academic standards at Northwestern would probably not be the best fit for him... but I still root for the kid. He won me over with that last drive against MSU in '09. Still maybe the guttiest thing I've seen from a Michigan QB ever, much less for a true frosh.
Un-ironic use of the word "bro" will not be tolerated.
i always thought that with all the prep work tate did to become a top qb he may have been pretty close to his ceiling as a freshman while denard was so raw his ceiling was so far away. tate was as good as you could have expected as a true freshman but maybe there just wasn't that much room for improvement as far as his capabilities. i still wish the kid well though.
Of course there was room for improvement inTate's game. Jesus, some of the decisions he made to throw certain balls, trying to make something where there was nothing, took me right out of my easy chair. His propensity to run around was at times productive, and at other times disastrous. And yet he could create more than alot of Div. 1 QB's.
I agree with most of you who say he has some family history scripting issues, and he clearly did not make the grades. However, he gutted out alot of games with heart, even when injured. He needs some maturing, what kid doesn't, especially those 'groomed' for 'certain' success. I think "head case" is a little strong. He has no criminal history, he's done nothing terribly embarrassing to himself or the UM. He loafed during practice and RR disciplined him for it. He lost his starting status and moped a little bit. He responded as best he could when entering games due to DR's injuries, etc. I wish him well. Cocky? whatever..We all can appreciate Denard's class, enthusiam, work ethic, etc., but I wish Tate was there with Gardner still.
Rarely do you get the combo of "would of" and "prolly" in the same post, let alone the same sentence and phrase.
I wish Tate the best, hopefully he grows up soon and can play right away somewhere without sitting out a year.
Maybe he'll end up in Pittsburg
QBForce doesn't have a long Twitter rant about this, but it still proudly recalls the family moving their kids around to different Pop Warner leagues so everyone could play QB. How could anything have gone wrong?
is a complete headcase. whole family is delusional...... none of this should be surprising.
Could his grades not be good enough to transfer?
I just remember his electric start at Michigan and him being mentioned early on as a Heisman Trophy candidate.
In retrospect, that was the worst thing that could of happened to him. It seems that the hype went to his head and things like "going to class" were no longer important.
Tate and Denard both in the same class and complete opposite personalities.
This was brought up on the Beatniks on WTKA a week or two ago and they were saying that he didnt qualify academically. I typically take what they say with a grain of salt as they arent always the most accurate but this time it appears to be true.
Seriously, he should go to AZ. Foles will be gone next year and being closer to he might help keep his head screwed on.