Blue 88: Why UW should pass on Tate Forcier

Feb 8, 2011, 1:14 PM | Updated: Apr 4, 2011, 7:52 pm

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Former Michigan quarterback Tate Forcier said last weekend that the list of schools he’s considering transferring to is down to four – including Washington – and that he hopes to visit each university this week.

Forcier lost his starting job to Denard Robinson last season after starting as a freshman in 2009 and throwing for 2,050 yards with 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. In eight games as Robinson’s backup he threw for 597 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions.

Forcier announced he was leaving Michigan after the university hired head coach Brady Hoke last month. Per NCAA rules, he would have to sit out a year if he were to transfer to Washington or any other FBS school.

In Tuesday’s Blue 88, Brock Huard explained why UW should pass on Forcier:

“Honesty, I say ‘Thanks Tate, but no thanks,’ for a couple reasons. No. 1, he’s proven to be injury prone through his career. At 6 feet, 190 pounds it’s tough to stay healthy. No 2, there has just been some drama, some issues on and off the field. Remember, he was ineligible for the Gator Bowl. Thirdly, his production: 17 touchdowns, 14 picks. I don’t think he’s a fabulous player.

“Lastly and most importantly in my opinion, I don’t really need the distraction. I’ve got (quarterbacks) Keith Price, Nick Montana, Derrick Brown coming in, I’ve got (Antavius) Sims possibly coming in from junior college. I want to see what I’ve got in those two young kids. I don’t really need the distraction of Tate Forcier coming in to the mix.”

Brock also explained why UW is over the scholarship limit and why his cadence in the Blue 88 intro includes the line, “Don’t drop it.” You can listen to the entire segment here.

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