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Posted on Wed, Feb 9, 2011 : 4:05 p.m.

Former Michigan quarterback Tate Forcier to sign with Miami Hurricanes

By Staff


Quarterback Tate Forcier will wear another school's "M," according to the Palm Beach Post.

Melanie Maxwell |

Former Michigan quarterback Tate Forcier will transfer to Miami to play for the Hurricanes, the Palm Beach Post reported today.

Forcier would have to sit out the 2011 season before he can fulfill his two remaining years of eligibility.

Forcier, who played two seasons at Michigan, started every game of his freshman season and completed 165 of 281 passes for 2,050 yards, 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He missed last season's Gator Bowl when he was declared ineligible before the 52-14 loss to Mississippi State.

Forcier spent his sophomore season as the primary backup to quarterback Denard Robinson. Forcier finished the season 54-of-84 passing for 597 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions.

On Jan. 19, he announced through a press release and on his Twitter account that he planned to leave Michigan.

ESPN reported that Forcier also considered Kansas State, Washington, Arizona and Montana.



Fri, Feb 11, 2011 : 1:49 p.m.

08:24 AM ET 02.10 | From one U of M to another, Tate Forcier is headed to Miami. While Forcier told the Free Press Wednesday afternoon that U-M athletic director Dave Brandon refused to meet with him to be readmitted to the football program and the university, that was only part of the story. Brandon relayed his version of the events later Wednesday, through U-M assistant athletic director Dave Ablauf. Forcier apparently tried to meet with Brandon at a time that Brandon was not available so Brandon asked to reschedule. The Forciers even met with assistant athletic director Brian Townsend in person, and Townsend relayed the message but the Forciers never pursued another meeting. Read more: <a href="" rel='nofollow'></a>

Edward R Murrow's Ghost

Fri, Feb 11, 2011 : 10:26 a.m.

&quot;Although he will be sitting out for the season, tate can still be a member of a team that looses to the Buckeyes next year.&quot; But I'll bet you that at Miami he'll learn how to spell &quot;loses,&quot; something that OSU fans and grads appear not to have yet mastered. Good Night and Good Luck

Edward R Murrow's Ghost

Fri, Feb 11, 2011 : 2:41 p.m.

Superbuck, Watch out. 1984 is here. Big Brother is watching. Good Night and Good Luck


Fri, Feb 11, 2011 : 1:59 p.m.

Yes lose is hard for us to spell because we very seldom do. But Uof M has mastered the word . Good morning Edward How do you spell lose M-I-C-H-I-G-A-N woops wrong again that spells losers


Fri, Feb 11, 2011 : 6:55 a.m.

Although he will be sitting out for the season, tate can still be a member of a team that looses to the Buckeyes next year.

Edward R Murrow's Ghost

Fri, Feb 11, 2011 : 1:24 a.m.

@DonAZ: I agree entirely with your post, but add this to it: Tate was home schooled for his entire K-12 career. He had absolutely ZERO experience with high school culture, let alone an inkling of what it was going to be like hitting a 35,000 student campus. This young man needed more guidance than the average freshman--more adult supervision--but it is clear that he received little if any. It was an open secret here in A2 that this kid was having academic and other troubles from Day One, yet it appears that whatshisname did little to intervene. The result was predictable. There are some tragic figures in the saga of whatshismame's tenure here in A2. Tate Forcier is once of them. Greg Robinson is another, but that's another story for another day. I wish Tate all the luck in the world. Good Night and Good Luck


Fri, Feb 11, 2011 : 1:11 a.m.

FYI - Michigan is rated 29th academically and Miami is 47th by US News. Forbes has Michigan ranked 92nd, Miami 293. TiM Go Blue


Thu, Feb 10, 2011 : 10:14 p.m.

Only time will tell whether Tate made the right move or not. I heard Miami is a good school and we all know they've been one of the better football programs in the country over the past 30 years. For his sake, I hope Tate has learned to be more diligent academically and will not let down his teammates who are busting their butts to stay eligible like he did at Michigan. I hope we are finished with Tate Forcier stories now.


Thu, Feb 10, 2011 : 7:13 p.m.

Good luck. I wish you well. I expect him to do great at Miami. Work on those classes. You have no one but yourself to blame for losing your eligibility. Hopefully you will figure that out at Miami and hunker down. Unless something spectacular happens you will not be playing after college and that degree will be very important then.


Thu, Feb 10, 2011 : 6:05 p.m.

Michigan ranks second on list of states 'running out of smart people' great headline. unfortunately it is confirmed after reading some of these posts. Miami is a very good school academically.


Thu, Feb 10, 2011 : 5:02 p.m.

This whole saga deserves a write-up in &quot;Psychology Today.&quot; First -- it just seems odd to pursue this &quot;from the cradle&quot; approach to being a quarterback. For all the sons. And to have a website named &quot;QBForce.&quot; The whole thing seems just ... a little odd. Second -- Forcier learned a valuable lesson here: very few things in life are simply handed on a silver platter. You have to work for things. Let's hope he keeps this lesson learned in his mind going foward. Third -- Rich Rodriguez did a poor job managing ... well, everything. He comes in and has a top-flight QB in the stable in Mallett. Like Hoke did with Robinson, Rodriguez could have worked to keep Mallett if he'd just been more flexible with his offensive schemes. He tries to force-fit his sacred &quot;spread&quot; onto Threet and Sheridan and drives that bus into the 3-9 ditch. Next he rides Forcier all through 2009, who plays with some courage through injuries ... then Rodriguez clearly pushed him aside as soon as he can get Robinson into the lineup. He then beats Robinson like a rented mule in 2010, bringing in Forcier only when Robinson is hurt. He needlessly puts Gardner's redshirt at risk for a few useless plays early in 2010. Etc., etc., etc., and etc. Sheesh.


Thu, Feb 10, 2011 : 2:40 p.m.

Good bye Rich Rod Good bye Tate Take Theo with you To another state BYE BYE TATE BYE BYE RICH ROD BYE BYE THEO !!!

Elaine F. Owsley

Thu, Feb 10, 2011 : 1:16 p.m.

In the end, it was his grades that did him in. Don't forget - there are academic standards that outweigh the hype or the stats.


Thu, Feb 10, 2011 : 12:06 p.m.

Good luck Tater. UM thanks you for selling all the #5 jerseys.


Thu, Feb 10, 2011 : 3:11 a.m.

Let's schedule Miami Fla into our 2012 season but who knows Tate may be transferring again by then.


Thu, Feb 10, 2011 : 2:41 a.m.

Good luck and thanks for the memories.


Thu, Feb 10, 2011 : 2:37 a.m.

Can we now finally quit covering this guy. He is gone and good luck. Based on his work ethic here in the classroom and on the field I seriously doubt he will ever amount anything. I don't wish bad things on him but seriously, Miami. He couldn't handle Ann Arbor and now he is off to Miami. Who's kidding who? Bottom line is that he does not have what it takes to be a &quot;Michigan Man.&quot; We will be much better without him.


Thu, Feb 10, 2011 : 2:28 a.m.

I wish him well...


Thu, Feb 10, 2011 : 12:59 a.m.

Thug U. huh? I don't know man, not an easy place to focus with all the partying going on down there. Go to class Tate, don't make the same mistake again. , get your degree young man. A Mich degree would have been better for you but you screwed that up. Good luck Tate.


Thu, Feb 10, 2011 : 12:14 a.m.

Staying eligible at Miami will not be nearly as difficult as it was at UM. Smart move for a less than focused student.


Thu, Feb 10, 2011 : 12:04 a.m.

i sure hope they has some one to take him to class. then he needs someone to turn the pages over on his books. then he will need some one to keep him from the party life. good luck.


Wed, Feb 9, 2011 : 11:47 p.m.

Some Michigan fans turned on Forcier. I never did. I wish him well and wish he were still at Michigan. I just am trying to figure out...if he was academically ineligible at Michigan, how is he at Miami? I know Michigan is better than Miami academically, but...

Edward R Murrow's Ghost

Fri, Feb 11, 2011 : 1:16 a.m.

You're right. Michigan is the 29th best university in the country and Miami is 47th. <a href="" rel='nofollow'></a> Or did you think it was the other way around? But the question remains. Miami is no slouch academically. Wonder how he'll make it there? Of course, I doubt the academic expectations of Miami's FB team are the same as they are here in A2. Good Night and Good Luck


Thu, Feb 10, 2011 : 6:01 p.m.

Miami is a private school. You are wrong, UM does not come close to Miami academically.


Wed, Feb 9, 2011 : 11:26 p.m.

Well, coach at Miami is a first rate guy--Al Golden. I hope for Tate's sake that he does not pay too much attention to the beach, the bikinis, and the city-life and that he pays attention to the studies, the team, and leadership. Good luck to Tate.


Wed, Feb 9, 2011 : 11:07 p.m.

I give the kid some credit. After his Michigan experience, he could have gone to a lesser football school to make sure that he would play. Instead, he choose to go to a good program where he will certainly have competition to get on the field. He has confidence in his own ability and I hope that he has success. Also, Miami co-eds are pretty hot.


Thu, Feb 10, 2011 : 12:32 a.m.

If I had problems disciplining myself and staying focused on working hard on the field and in the classroom, South Beach is exactly where I'd go too. ; ) I'm happy for Tate, landing at a major program like Miami, but if he couldn't concentrate on his studies in Ann Arbor, how is he going to be able to do it in the perpetual Carnival that is Miami?


Wed, Feb 9, 2011 : 10:26 p.m.

I think this Kid is just determined to Play in Florida. Be determined to make the grade. Make yourself accountable, make no more excuses and good luck.


Wed, Feb 9, 2011 : 10:04 p.m.

Shifty, quick, innovative quarterbacks. Obviously, those are the best kind of qbs. Good luck, Tate. You leave a legacy here. If Hoke wants to keep his job, then he puts a giant mural of you in the locker room with the inscription: &quot;The man who showed us the way to modern football.&quot;


Thu, Feb 10, 2011 : 2:42 p.m.

I see we have multiple &quot;Man crushes here&quot; Good bye Rich Rod Good bye Tate Take Theo with you To another state BYE BYE TATE BYE BYE RICH ROD BYE BYE THEO !!!


Wed, Feb 9, 2011 : 9:44 p.m.

Tate said good ridence of Mich. Keep the grades up and show them what they lost. You were their God until D rob took over . The Mich fan base turns on their own all the time if things aren't going total their way. I'm a BUCKEYE and if RR would have kept you at QB and Drob a receiver then I would have been worried. But the fans kept the pot so stirred up in Ann Arbor well enough said . Good Luck and smart move.

David Vande Bunte

Thu, Feb 10, 2011 : 5:56 p.m.

Tate was our &quot;god&quot; until he decided that he didn't need to work out during the offseason. Denard Robinson worked his tail off to get better after their Freshman year, Tate didn't, and Denard won the starting job because of it. What we will be &quot;missing&quot; is a player with a poor work ethic and even worse study habits. Ooooooo. Much rather have the kid who maintains grades and works his butt off to improve his abilities. Miami is a perfect place for someone with Tate's attitude.

Ted Bundy

Wed, Feb 9, 2011 : 10:08 p.m.

Thank you for your unbiased and patronizing comment superbuck. Your opinion is highly regarded in the UM blog community. My boss and one of my best friends are OSU fans and everytime Pryor had a bad game or after Tattoo-Gate, they turned on him to so your clan is just as guilty.


Wed, Feb 9, 2011 : 9:38 p.m.

Good for him. I hope it works out.