All eyes will be on the Wolverines this year to see if the Rich Rodriguez experiment will work. Much of that will rely on the success of freshman Tate Forcier. Forcier comes in as one of the most heavily recruited quarterbacks in the nation, second in scholarship offers for QBs behind Aaron Murray.
Forcier is your prototypical dual-threat QB but surprisingly accurate. His mechanics were called "nearly flawless" by rivals.com and it shows in his competion percentage, which was 71 percent in his sophomore year and 77 percent his junior season. Forcier already had a good showing in the spring game, throwing for over 150 yards and four touchdowns. In comparison, Threet and Sheridan, Michigan's QBs last year, combined for six interceptions in the 2008 spring game. Despite being obviously suited for the spread, Forcier will still be a freshman and make freshman mistakes. Another freshman Denard Robinson could challenge for the starting spot. Robinson is much more like Pat White, the QB head coach Rodriguez used at West Virginia, in that he has great scrambling ability and blazing speed. But it is unlikely with Forcier being on campus since January.