Dad: Tate Forcier isn't transferring

Updated: September 4, 2010, 11:05 PM ET
Associated Press

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Tate Forcier's father said his son is not transferring from Michigan.

"That's 150-percent fact," Michael Forcier said in a telephone interview.

Wolverines quarterback Tate Forcier told annarbor.com, "All you need to know is I'm out," after quarterback Denard Robinson led the Wolverines to a 30-10 victory against Connecticut on Saturday.

"Tate was upset he didn't play, then he felt like a caged animal getting prodded by the media," his father said. "There's no way I'm going to be any part of him leaving Michigan. He's going to play this season because there's no way Robinson can keep taking a pounding like that."

Forcier started every game at quarterback last season as a freshman, but wasn't one of two QBs used by coach Rich Rodriguez in the season opener.

Robinson made his debut as a starter and accounted for 383 yards and two touchdowns. Freshman Devin Gardner replaced Robinson when he briefly left the game after getting hit hard.

Michael Forcier said his son was simply frustrated when he stood far away from Rodriguez during the game well behind the sideline.

"I talked to Tate briefly and asked him why he was pouting on the sideline with a towel over his head," he said. "He said he was just trying to get away from the TV cameras that were trying to get him to show some emotion."


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