“All you need to know is I’m out.” – Tate Forcier
Less than a minute had passed since the Michigan football team beat Connecticut, 30-10, in the season opener and sophomore quarterback Tate Forcier appeared to make his decision.
Through his words and his body language, he had no interest in remaining at Michigan. When asked if he had a minute, he responded with those eight words.
While it’s not sure what this might mean, given the earlier speculation, the frustrations about his participation and leadership during the offseason, his potential academic issues, and other factors it may not be long before we see last year’s “QB savior” on another team’s sidelines.
UPDATE: According to Tate’s dad, there’s no transfer in the works.
“This is a good growing experience from this. The way I see it, it’s a long season. We knew disciplinary action was coming.” – Mike Forcier
As people who watch football on TV and write on the ebays, we’ll never know the ins and outs behind the scenes in these situations. Tressel has handled things in-house in the past, so it’s not beyond belief that this could be a response to something else and not a permanent demotion.
However, it would be unfortunate if the decision to limit his playing time was somehow connected to participation (or lack thereof) in off-season workouts. You know, given the circumstances.