A rumor started by Big Ten Network sideline reporter Melanie Collins that Michigan quarterback Tate Forcier was transferring from the university has been refuted by Forcier’s father.
The rumor began Thursday when Collins posted on — where else — Twitter saying “Very reliable source telling me Tate Forcier requested a transfer from #Michigan this AM. NOT yet confirmed, will update as I know more.”
But Tom VanHaaren of MGoBlog.com countered Collins’ tweet with “Mike Forcier, Tate’s dad, laughed at the transfer rumors. Said they aren’t true, and he wouldn’t support it anyways.” VanHaaren went on to say “Mike Forcier also told me he hasn’t talked to Tate, and that would be a big decision to make without talking to his dad first.”
Forcier started all twelve games for the Wolverines in 2009, but shared some time with fellow sophomore Denard Robinson. Forcier has been the subject of some scrutiny over the summer when coach Rich Rodriguez and several teammates questioned Forcier’s work ethic.
In Thursday’s practice, however, Rodriguez rewarded Forcier by giving him his wings — a winged helmet that is. Prior to Thursday, Forcier was forced to wear an unmarked helmet as a motivational ploy.