Tate Forcier is a Spartan....(no, not MSU)

Submitted by AKMuskie on July 26th, 2011 at 10:04 PM

Will enroll at San Jose State in the fall.

Per his twitter: Tforcier4 Tate Forcier

Im a Spartan now. Excited to report to camp August 4th



July 26th, 2011 at 10:58 PM ^

Glad to see he landed somewhere at last. Hopefully he will realize how lucky he is to be able to earn a college degree while still playing the game he loves. I hope he makes the best out of this second chance.


July 26th, 2011 at 11:28 PM ^

Definitely glad he ended up somewhere. Through his tweets, he's definitely still a big UofM fan and wishing the guys the best of luck. He's hoping you finish what you started at SJSU. Wish nothing but success towards the kid.


July 27th, 2011 at 12:24 AM ^

is a damn good football player. Not everyone is ready for college when they are 18. Hopefully he learns and grows and wins some games out west. Thanks for the memories Tate!!


July 27th, 2011 at 8:08 AM ^

This seems to be constantly brought up by people here for some reason. Both myself and my younger brother were home schooled for the entirety of high school. I ended up an MD(from UofM) and he's currently on his last year of Yale law.

Our parents realized they could maximize our intellectual potential from home rather than sending us to high schools that are geared towards students of average mental capacity.


July 27th, 2011 at 12:46 AM ^

always really liked Tate. I remember how ecstatic I was when he showed up in the spring of 09 and really impressed. He seems like a great guy with a few issues to work out, not unlike a lot of people at that age group. I sincerely wish him all the best and hope he has nothing but success at SJSU.


July 27th, 2011 at 1:39 AM ^

I hope Forcier gets it together and has a great life.  The alternative is becoming a walking version of the old song, "Do You Know the Way to San Jose."

He's in a great position: fairly close to home against inferior competition in a state that really wants people on any kind of scholly to graduate.  I'm sure he would rather be in Hawaii surrounded by island girls, but he will probably still have plenty of fun in San Jose, too.  

Coastal Elite

July 27th, 2011 at 4:34 AM ^

Should be good for him to be geographically close to his family too. I remember that being at least the initial rationale for why things didn't work out with Miami (YTM), and then bizarrely hearing that he was considering Hawaii (obviously without reciprocity)... which I'm pretty sure is quite a ways off the West Coast too. His dad always seemed to be a positive influence on him, encouraging him to stick with the program and keep his ego in check after Denard started being Denard and TF had to sit the bench.


July 27th, 2011 at 9:16 AM ^

If i never reead a post about this guy on this site again, that would be just fine. I wish him ell and all, but the dramatic saga must come to an end. BTW - i doubt he finishes his carrer there. Just sayin.


July 27th, 2011 at 9:55 AM ^

Since he transfered so late and his grades where bad i'm assuming he will red shirt this year. would probably be the best thing for him.  I'll try and catch one of his games lol i liked watching him jump around like it was his first football game after he scored.

 Good luck Tate , been a strange 2 years for you for sure


July 27th, 2011 at 10:30 AM ^

... but for me, the best Tater memory was a few weeks later against MSU.  When he basically single-handedly willed the team the length of the field to the tying touchdown, injured, exhausted, and in a monsoon, that did it for me.  Michigan Man forever as far as I'm concerned.  Wish he'd been a better student.

Yostbound and Down

July 27th, 2011 at 10:33 AM ^

in the sense that all the issues with academics and playing time seemed to never affect his performance too much on the field. Regardless of what Forcier does now, I'll always remember that comeback he led against Notre Dame and wish him well.

marco dane

July 27th, 2011 at 10:36 AM ^

Now allow for this experience to *humble* you. A stronger person will emerge;in fact,a*shock the world*moment could be yours.. I will be pulling for you Tater.


July 27th, 2011 at 11:23 AM ^

Go Tate! I'll always root for you, and will never forget the way you played your heart out against ND, Illinois, and in other games.

I was hoping the athletic department would relent and allow you to rejoin the team, but alas, it didn't.

Best of luck!

State Street

November 28th, 2011 at 11:33 PM ^

I have it from a source inside the SJSU AD that Tate Forcier is no longer enrolled at the school.  He is, as a result no longer part of the football team.

I don't want to get too much into what he did (or didn't do) at SJSU that led to this, but the same problems that haunted Tate at UM seem to have followed him to SJSU and their head coach was having nothing of it.

Sad to see Tate go this route again...really want to see this kid get the chance to succeed.