Tate Forcier, Former Michigan Wolverines Quarterback, Transfers To San Jose State

The long and winding saga of Tate Forcier in college will apparently end in the Bay Area. Forcier tweeted that he'll be joining the San Jose St. Spartans this fall and report to camp August 4th. By Division I rules, Forcier will sit out the 2011 season but will be able to play his junior and senior seasons in 2012 and 2013. The Hawaii Warriors were also considered, but Forcier apparently decided the Bay Area was where he wanted to be.

It's been a strange road for Forcier, who was once the starting quarterback for the Michigan Wolverines. Forcier led Michigan to a 4-0 record as a true freshman, but stumbled to the finish, losing seven of their final eight games. In his 2010 campaign he was replaced by the dynamic Denard Robinson (who fit better in Rich Rodriguez's spread attack), and there were widespread reports that he was displeased with his role in the program.

He stayed until the end of the season, was ruled academically ineligible for the Gator Bowl, and then decided to transfer. Although he originally had an agreement with the Miami Hurricanes, he never matriculated.  Now he's here with the Spartans.

Forcier definitely gives San Jose State a great option at quarterback, but he is definitely taking a step back. His receiving corps is much weaker and although it's a pass happy offense, the Spartans have been bottom dwellers in the WAC the past several seasons. Forcier is a great talent, but how far can he lift SJSU up?

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