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Posted on Tue, Dec 28, 2010 : 9:06 a.m.

Michigan football eats well before Gator Bowl; Tate Forcier considered transferring and more links

By Jim Knight

The Michigan football team is Jacksonville, going through workouts before facing Mississippi State in the Gator Bowl on Saturday.

It's not all practice, though. The players visited the beach, even though it's cool - cold, actually - in Jacksonville. And in Day 2 of the Gator Bowl videos from, we learn that the players consumed 125 slabs of ribs, 120 pounds of chicken and more than 100 pounds of potato salad at a beach party.

Michigan works out for the Gator Bowl

MORE GATOR BOWL COVERAGE • Detroit Free Press: Yes, quarterback Tate Forcier considered transferring from Michigan • Detroit News: Michigan coaches aren't worrying about their futures this week • Florida Times-Union: Dan Mullen likes Mississippi State's attitude this week

COLLEGE BASKETBALL • Victory against Oakland helped Michigan prepare for Purdue's JuJuan Johnson • Jordan Dumars is eligible to play for Michigan • Purdue figures it needs strong start in Big Ten play

COLLEGE BASEBALL • Miami Herald: Florida International baseball star Garrett Wittels charged in rape of 2 girls


3 And Out

Tue, Dec 28, 2010 : 8:02 p.m.

Odoms looks pretty good running around out there...hope he plays! food looks tasty and that teather ball tourney was halarious.

Sean T.

Tue, Dec 28, 2010 : 6:41 p.m.

Getting a General Bachelor's Degree from any of the Big Six Conferences would be a victory for Tate. His interests have always been of the NFL and if he wants the game experience to get there then he may have to transfer.


Tue, Dec 28, 2010 : 4:22 p.m.

Nope, Sean T speaks half truth. Tate needs to graduate from Michigan.


Tue, Dec 28, 2010 : 4:17 p.m.

Tate is a smart guy for realizing the facts that a way lesser school like MSU and OSU aren't worth pursuing for a dumbed down & tainted college degree.


Tue, Dec 28, 2010 : 4:16 p.m.

Or JH or Hoke will install the "Mad Magicians 2" offense with Tate taking some plays as QB with Denard as a QB/HB/WR hybrid and Devin as a WR/QB/HB hybrid to confuse the other defenses.


Tue, Dec 28, 2010 : 4:14 p.m.

Tate, Sean T. speaks the truth

Sean T.

Tue, Dec 28, 2010 : 11:54 a.m.

Tate, You're right that RR will never open up competition again for the starting spot. You are also right that this system needs two QB's because of the beating Denard will have to take, but you're wrong if you think picking up 3 minutes a game will satisfy your urge to start. I believe you're better than mop-up duty and you are a true QB who is a gamer, so seek greener pastures my friend. Do yourself a favor and transfer to a place that fits your skill-set because the back-up next season will be Gardner.