Joe Paterno Speaks Highly of Tate Forcier

The WolverineCorrespondent IOctober 22, 2009

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 19:  Quarterback Tate Forcier #5 of the Michigan Wolverines warms up for the game against the Eastern Michigan Eagles at Michigan Stadium on September 19, 2009 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Michigan won 45-17.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

It is now widely known that Tate's final two choices were Michigan and Penn State, so JoePa understood the power of the Force. During his press conference, he complimented the young Wolverine.

"He's a kid that just has something about him," Paterno said of Forcier. "He reminds me a little of that big kid at Florida, [Tim] Tebow. But Forcier has a little more finesse. He's not just a power player. He has that confidence, that leadership quality.

"He's a kid who probably goes to bed on Thursday or Friday night playing the upcoming game in his head. He's a good player, a coach's player."