It appears that a Michigan career that started out with such a bang will end quietly and without fanfare. Thanks to our friends at the mothership who have apparently been camping out in front of Tate Forcier's family twitter account we seemingly know now that the door for Tate Forcier's return to the Michigan Football team has been shut. Tom VanHaaren has confrimed the tweets below are from Tate. Per the Forcier son's twitter account:
Why do we all wait until we are at our lowest point to seek God’s help?...I’ve been kicked, pushed, knocked down, publicly berated, belittled, emasculated and more...There are plenty of legitimate reasons to give up or feel the victim...The humility of it all is indescribable and that is exactly my point...I had to reach rock bottom in order to see the light, and for that, I am thankful...It was not until then, I realized that it was my lack of accountability and maturity and not to pass blame...I do hope all my young fans forgive me and benefit from my lessons that I have learned...Be grateful for what you have and be humble for your successes...Don’t wait to ask God into your life as he will help you see things clearer...In summary, I believe, I will become a better student and a person of stronger character from these experiences at Michigan...I can proudly state,"I worked hard on the practice field, in the film room and at meetings" after all, football is my passion...I had fun celebrating with the fans...I even competed hard while injured as a true freshman through the last (8) games in 2009, but I always played the game giving it my all...I am proud to have been part of Michigan Football history and will always cherish the memory...The last few weeks I worked extremely hard to catch back up...I really wanted to stay. I was not giving up on Michigan, but in the end, it was made clear they had given up on me...With that being said, its time for me to go...I promise the Michigan family and fans I will make you proud again...Tate Forcier #5 - A Michigan Man Forever - Go Blue.
Not to point out the obvious problem with transcribing a trieste on your fate on a word processing system that only allows 140 characters per post, but Jebus Harold Christof, just issue a statement to the press. It's easier to follow.
As you are all aware, reports have swirled since Forcier's forced return from the Gator Bowl that his time at Michigan was limited if not already over. About 8 days ago, Dave Brandon told us that Forcier was no longer with the football team. Rumors swirld and it was reported that Tate had enrolled at a junior college in an attempt to fix his academic problems and return to the team. This, to an extent, was confirmed by his father.
Despite this, it appears that the new Michigan coaching staff has either remained quite on this issue with the Forciers or flat our told them that a scholarship was not being held for Tate. As a result, Tate apparently posted the above. And the sun sets on a once phosphorus bright star that brought us back from the abyss, if only for a little while, and gave us hope.
Good luck Tate. We'll always have fond memories of you. We wish you all the best. Good night, sweet prince.