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Forcier family could be all sorts of crazy

Sep 9, 2009, 7:00 PM EDT

It’s pretty tough to be objective when you’re dealing with a quarterback like Tate Forcier.

While his debut was certainly impressive, it’s hard to root for the kid when you dig a little deeper into the freshman Michigan quarterback. As I mentioned earlier today, even Charlie Weis, who can find something complimentary to say about Nevada’s 119th ranked passing defense, had this to say when asked about Forcier:

“Yeah, he’s been here, we visited him, we know him and his whole family, we know the whole ball of wax. It was interesting I
haven’t thought about him for a while, but it was interesting he went
to four high schools in four years, I think. I’d have to go back and
look at that, but I think it’s four high schools in four years so it
was tough to keep track of him a little bit, to tell you the truth.”

It’d be hard for many Notre Dame fans to like Tim Tebow if he were Michigan’s quarterback. Yet this home-schooled Californian, whose private quarterback coach was father-of-the-century nominee Marv Marinovich, is also part of the family website Here’s a little sampling:

“Quarterback mostly comes down to SPEED: Ball Speed, Foot Speed,
Decision Speed + Heart will put you over the top and add the ‘MAGIC’
which very few athletes have (not to be confused with dumb luck) you’ve
got a SUPER-STAR!”

The website has to be one of the more ridiculous ones out there. It’s a bizarre mix of coach-speak, press releases, and self-promotion. (They’ve got scanned copies of offer letters from different coaches across the country.)

Hopefully gets a look at the website before the game on Saturday. I’ve got a feeling it’ll give them some added motivation.

  1. Steve - Sep 10, 2009 at 8:31 AM

    Don’t be a hater Keith. Does Tate’s website really make him any less likeable than say, showing up at your signing announcement in a limousine? I guess it depends on your perspective. You don’t know Tate, so stick with football and save the snarky personal attacks.

  2. TLNDMA - Sep 10, 2009 at 10:37 AM

    I don’t care if the Forcier kid is headed for sainthood or prison.A ‘W’ for The Irish is all I want.

  3. Keith Arnold - Sep 10, 2009 at 10:15 PM

    Steve — I’ve been plenty tough on Clausen for the limo. Just calling it the way I see it. (It’s kind of my job.)

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