Wolverines' Football 2009: Rich Rodriguez Needs Forcier To Be An Instant Star

D. SchwartzContributor IJune 7, 2009

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 22: Head coach Rich Rodriguez of the Michigan Wolverines watches the action during the Big Ten Conference game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium on November 22, 2008 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Wolverines' Coach Rich Rodriguez is on the hot seat.

His tenure in Ann Arbor has been arguably one of the biggest college football coaching busts in the 21st century.

It has been reported that Tate Forcier has the, "wheels", to run the offense along with a strong arm. 

I've watched Tate Forcier on the field and he looks sharp. He looks like a poor man's Pat White.

Forcier has the responsibility of proving to Michigan fans that this offense really does work in the "Big House". If Forcier is a star, Rich Rodriguez will be able to laugh at many folks who are doubting him across the country and the banks of the Huron River.

If Forcier's talents do not stand up to the enormous pressure ahead of him in the Big Ten Rich Rodriguez could be packing up his awkward looking offense and heading home. I'm afraid that Coach Rod and Tate Forcier need Percy Harvin on the field to make this offense hum, but he will be catching passes from Brett Favre in Minnesota this fall.

In hindsight, maybe Coach Rod should have adjusted his offense to maximize the skills of the players on the team when he arrived?

Perhaps if he asked successful pro style coaches like Pete Carroll and Lloyd Carr for some plays the wolverines and Coach Rod would be in a different position right now.