Michigan Rumor Mill: Is the Honeymoon Over Already For Tater Tot?

HD Handshoe - BlockONation.com@BlockONationAnalyst INovember 12, 2009

ANN ARBOR, MI - OCTOBER 24:  Tate Forcier #5 of the Michigan Wolverines looks on during the game against the Penn State Nittany Lions on October 24, 2009 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by  Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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From over-hyped incoming freshmen, to the savior of Michigan football, to Heisman candidate , to bench warmer, to playing football somewhere else in 2010?

It looks like my Michigan Football: Cloudy Forecast With a Chance of Failure and Michigan's Tate Forcier: Lofty Expectations Will Lead to Major Letdown articles weren't that far off after all.

Don't adjust your eyes. You read all that correctly, including the possibility of Tate transferring.

There's a rumor that Denard Robinson will be starting for UM this weekend at Wisconsin, and the Tater isn't too happy about it.

In fact, Robinson apparently is starting. The rumor I was referring to, is that Forcier might be looking to transfer elsewhere as a result.

I read about this today on BuckNuts.com and it appears it was posted by a Michigan State fan by the name of MichState04 , who lives in Detroit.

Basically he said he was listening to a sports-talk radio show on WDFN-Detriot and this is what he heard from host and usual Michigan homer Ryan Ermanni:


1. Denard is starting on Saturday.

2. Tate is not happy about this.

3. Tate put some interesting comments on his Facebook profile yesterday regarding this issue (this has been verified by a number of people).

4. Tate's dad is urging him to transfer, and he is apparently considering it.

Obviously all this is third hand to MGoBlog , but I figured if the guy who is a UM homer was saying this on the radio, maybe its slightly more reliable than your average internet report. Anyway I have no way of actually deducing the reliability of this radio guy's source, but thought I would put it out there so people could make their own opinion. -- end quote.

It is not verified as of this post, but I thought it would be worthwhile to spark some discussion and see if anyone else has info to share.

I would not be surprised to find there is some truth to it, especially considering RichRod doesn't seem to be the most popular guy in Ann Arbor right about now, potential NCAA investigations withstanding.

I will update this when and if any new info emerges—Stay tuned.


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