Thursday, November 12, 2009

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

by HD Handshoe

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 that 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 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-Detroit 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 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.

If RichRod is fired (as some UM fans want), Michigan football will remain here for the foreseeable furture, right next to their 2008 and 2009 seasons:

All kidding aside, this story is not verified as of this post, but I would not be surprised to find that there is some truth to it.

Especially when 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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  1. Tater Tot? Robinson?? Sheridan??? Please...not even Tom Brady could come back and lead this Michigan team to a win.

  2. Your so right, if fired his current players wouldn't fit for anyone replacing him adding more rebuilding years. For me personally having suffered through those trips to Ann Arbor in the 90's ya can't help but chuckle a little and just shake your head at developments up there. Naturally you'd think RichRod would succeed where ever he went but there might be something to what someone recently said about how his program just might not be the right fit for Michigan, it's tradition and all. Makes ya wonder.

  3. @jimmy

    since your wonderin', what do you think about Brian Kelly at Notre Dame sounds like it might happen.


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