Tuesday Quick Hits: Forcier, Brown to Start Again This Saturday

By · Tuesday, September 8, 2009 · 4:40 AM |  Share | 1 Comment 
  • Tate Forcier is going to start against Notre Dame, though Rich Rodriguez plans on using a rotation similar to the one we saw in the Western Michigan game.  Basically, it looks like Forcier is the starter, and then Denard Robinson will come in occasionally to change things up a bit.  Forcier is a better passer than Robinson, but Shoelace, as we all saw on Saturday, has unbelievable speed.  Rodriguez also said that he “hopes” to get Nick Sheridan some playing time, but really the only time he should play is if there is an injury or if Michigan has the game wrapped up with time left on the clock in the fourth quarter.
  • Although Brandon Minor’s status is “probable” for the Notre Dame game, Carlos Brown is probably going to get the start.
  • Boubacar Cissoko and Junior Hemingway will likely be donning green limited contact jerseys during practice this week, as both are recovering from injuries.  Cissoko is dealing with a nerve problem in his neck, which is not a new injury, and Hemingway has a sore ankle.  Mark Moundros, who suffered a concussion during the WMU game on special teams, will also be limited this week.  All three players are expected to be good to go on Saturday.
  • Adrian Witty was not cleared by the NCAA and will not be joining Michigan this fall, but the coaches plan on recruiting him again in hopes that he qualifies sometime down the road.
  • Tate Forcier got choked up when he ran out of the tunnel before the WMU game because he was so excited.
  • Obi Ezeh, who was named the co-defensive player of the game by the coaching staff, hurdled over a Western Michigan player on Saturday.
  • Michigan has installed “hand sanitizer stations” in Michigan Stadium to help combat the possible spread of swine flu.
  • UM Hoops has a list of basketball recruits who are expected to visit Michigan for the Notre Dame game.
  • MVictors had a media credential on Saturday and put it to full use.
  • In case you missed it, mgoblog has notes from the press conferences after the WMU game.
  • Click here for video of what Tate Forcier had to say after the game.
  • Mike Hart was cut by the Colts, but he was signed to their practice squad.
  • Terrelle Pryor should probably never speak to the media again about Michael Vick.
  • It looks like the Texas Bowl will be added to the Big Ten’s postseason lineup, and apparently there is some talk that an eighth game could be added.  The eighth tie-in would be a new bowl game played at the Cotton Bowl, which really doesn’t make a ton of sense to me.  It seems like the conference rarely puts a team into the Motor City Bowl, its seventh tie-in, so what’s the point of even bothering with an eighth tie-in?  Multiple Big Ten teams make into the BCS on a frequent basis, moving every team up a slot in the bowl lineup.  Considering how often that happens, I doubt the conference would ever fill an eighth game, and even if they did, how crappy would the matchup itself be?

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  1. partha says:

    Poking around the Onion’s sports pages after Sean posted a “Lions get visited by NFL players” vid from that satirical site on POD, his most excellent Lions blog, and came across a quick hit they did on Michigan football. It’s kinda sad, but funny at the same time.

    http://www.theonion.com/content/infograph/how_will_michigan_rebound_in

    My favorite line: “Have stopped recruiting guys just because they like the name Brandon”

    Of course, they also did a number on Notre Dame, which I link here for balance…

    http://www.theonion.com/content/news/small_unathletic_walk_on_injures_9

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