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Posted on Wed, Sep 15, 2010 : 7:02 a.m.

Pat Forde gives thoughts on Denard Robinson's early success; Reggie Bush coughs up Heisman Trophy and more

By Kaleb Roedel's Pat Forde gave his rundown on all things college football.

In his column, The Dish, Forde writes, "Without a doubt, Michigan sophomore quarterback Denard "Shoelace" Robinson and South Carolina freshman running back Marcus Lattimore deserve all the praise received for their heroic performances in big victories Saturday."

He later adds, "But keep this in mind about Robinson: At this time last year, we all were frothing about another Michigan quarterback who sliced up Notre Dame, Tate Forcier. He threw for 240 yards, ran for 70 and accounted for three touchdowns, and everyone said coach Rich Rodriguez had found his ideal spread quarterback. Except then the Wolverines finished 5-7 and Forcier is now a third-stringer. Robinson looks like the real deal, but let's hold off on constructing a statue outside the Big House for now."


South Carolina's Marcus Lattimore (21) celebrates his second touchdown with teammates Rodevious Watkins (73) and T.J. Johnson (55) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Georgia, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain)




3 And Out

Wed, Sep 15, 2010 : 4:40 p.m.

Boo hoo...Forde didnt say something that you guys liked....get over it... he is right: the hype train is out of control and until D Rob does it in the Big Ten vs. faster and tougher defenses...the jury is still out. He has been fantastic but its only 2 games in the non conference.


Wed, Sep 15, 2010 : 4:33 p.m.

Pat Forde made a classic propaganda move, he brings up two nominees, the front runner Denard Robinson and in this case the number 12 in the running Marcus Lattimore, then you attack the front runner, with the hope of bringing up your nominee in the minds of the reader to the level of the front runner. The question is why Marcus Laltimore Pat Fordes nominee?


Wed, Sep 15, 2010 : 1:17 p.m.

Forde is a known SEC homer. Every column he writes has a bias towards that conference being the best. Tater is right, it is lazy journalism and nothing but cheap laughs and cliche one-liners.


Wed, Sep 15, 2010 : 11:40 a.m.

First of all, I don't agree that most Michigan fans are "constructing a statue outside the Big House", buts lets say that they are. I'm still struggling with the logic. If you follow it through, a team that goes 10 - 0 but loses the 11th game, would be banned from celebrating any victories the following year, until they won the 11th. Just doesn't make sense. So, Forde pretends to be an expert by shining what appears to be objective wisdom for the rest of us Michigan slappies (sounds like some RR haters that I know) by mis-characterizing what really happened last year. There were two things about Tate that Michigan fans were really excited about last year. One, he wasn't Nick Sheridan or Steven Threet and two, he was a true freshman with a good handle of RR's offense. Last year was a huge improvement over the year before, because Tate could actually run the offense and did a great job, considering that he was a freshman. He also does have some athletic ability, but you can't look at this year and say that they're the same, similar in some areas, but not the same. Denard is on a completely different level. He is truly an RR Offense QB and if we can get healthy and have a couple of the other skill positions step up, this offense will be incredible. Final thoughts, I'm not sure that it's Michigan fans that need to be tempered. Quick heisman poll over on CBS has Denard leading with 36 percent (nearly 10,000 votes), followed by Trent Richardson at 16 percent. Go Blue!