Tate says he is 100%
The Free Press has an article about it... but I don't dare click it
+1 for you sir
"Merely a flesh wound..."
but what does his brother say?
Also, from Annarbor.com's article about the press conference:
“I didn’t even question it,” Forcier said. “It was his decision to put him in and like I said I supported it. He thought Denard was playing well and Denard kind of had a thing going with them. He drove them down on the series before. Like I said, I didn’t even question it. He’s the coach. I let him make the decision."
That's what I like to hear. Whether he's being humble because he's in front of the cameras or not, that's the kind of thing I want my starting QB to say.
Is it just me, or is the general attitude of our players awesome or what?
I haven't read of listened to an interview with one of our players and not been impressed.
Rich really has these kids motivated.
Yeah he says smart and intelligent things that make him sound like a 5th year senior. I want our starting QB saying things like this too. Some other programs south of us, (not naming any names) have their starting QBs saying things like "everybody kills people".
I'm glad to hear it, but is he really going to tell the media if he is having headaches or shoulder pain?
He also said he practiced on Monday, something he hasn't been able to do the past couple weeks. Here's the link to the AnnArbor.com article.
If true, now the trick is keeping him healthy. You hear that o-line? KEEP HIM HEALTHY!
but the shocking reveal to me in the Det News article was Tate's school decision was down to UM and PSU and it was close.
Eh, I kind of thought that was another "don't provide 'em any bulletin board stuff" moment. I rather suspect the interviewer asked him specifically how the two schools shook out in his recruiting, and I don't doubt PSU was up there, but I also don't expect him to say anything other than "it was close." Certainly not "I never had any intentions of going to PSU, the whole locker room has that old-man smell."
Good. We are going to need that shoulder to be fully healthy to take on PSU this weekend.
Maize Out..."Welcome to the Cornfield".
made my day. Children of the maize....lol
which should go a long way towards increasing Tate's protection.
The upset Gods owe Michigan one. A healthy Forcier would make it a lot more likely this Saturday.
Does anyone realize that we are a potentially mocking the angry Michigan Quarterback hating God to a level that is down right dangerous? I say we tone it down a bit, in fact, I am hoping Tate tweaks his shoulder so Denard gets some extra 1st team reps in practice this week.
we should be rooting for a swine flu epidemic and lots of hand-sanitizer for Coner.
I had forgotten, or maybe never knew, that it came down to us or them for Tate. What I want to know is why? I really don't understand why a QB these days would commit to PSU knowing that the chances are 90% that you'll get a new coach within your time there.
Does he actually coach anymore, isn't he just a figurehead of the PSU football program? He probably just rambles around doing whatever he wants, then pops his head into practice once in a while to tell the team a story about, "back in the day." I'm sure Joe Pa has already made arrangements to be cryogenically frozen. They'll just wheel him up and down the sideline or sit him on an inflatable doughnut up in the press box. His presence will still be felt.
Penn State had announced Joe Paterno's retirement, and that they had named "the bronze Joe Paterno statue in front of Beaver Stadium" as the new head football coach?
I envision JoePa's head in a liquid filled jar on top of a giant killer robot in the year 3000.
"I really don't understand why a QB these days would commit to PSU knowing that the chances are 90% that you'll get a new coach within your time there."
Point taken, but it seems like people have been saying that for about 15 years!
defensive coordinator Tom Bradley takes over. Nothing will change. A bigger mystery is what a young QB thinks he might learn from QB coach Jay Paterno.
They Do know who his replacement will be, and I'm guessing that is going a long way toward their recruiting success over the last couple years.
I mean, WTF? The guys there obviously love it, and Joe Pa is happy to roam the sidelines during games and be around his team.
As for who may or may not have a new coach within a current freshman's career---ahem.
Man am I jacked for the 2nd half of this season and the game this weekend.
Tate 100% (or in the neighborhood of), Molk back, Minor healthy, Brown back. I love how our schedule set-up thus far. The back-to-back road games provided huge learning experiences for our young team. With DSU last weekend, morale is high despite the 2 conference losses, and our team and 2 freshman qb's had 2 weeks to prepare for psu...a team who i think we can agree was WAY overrated coming into the season and still may be at this point. their best win is a 20-0 over minnesota at home. 1 tough game, at home, and they lost by double digits.
I can feel the resurgence in energy heading into this weekend, it really feels like season: part 2.
is nothing if not dependable. You know they're gonna come out and try to establish the run, then mix in some passing. You know they're gonna have solid defense with excellent play at linebacker. They're like a diesels: strong, dependable, lots of momentum. Classic matchups resulted when M, playing a similar style of football, met Penn State. But now M has switched up and gone spread; now, the matchup will be a study in contrasts. I can't wait until Saturday!
Let's Go Blue!