After the 3-9 2008 season for Michigan I can't wait for 2009 to get under way. I'm really pumped for the Spring Game to see some of our new recruits and an early glance at our team. I'm hoping Tate Forcier turns out to be the great QB everyone is expecting him to be, because Michigan needs another great QB, like Henne. Rich Rod has recruited hard and I think his efforts are going to pay off in the long run.
Rich Rod, left everything to come to michigan. He grew up, went to College and had a great team right there in West Virgina, so the fact that he gave all that up to come to Michigan makes me really respect him. I'm just hoping he gets in a few good recruting classes and gets a few winning seasons under his belt, so the Michigan fans don't run him out of town. That might sound a tad harsh, but another 3-9 season, wont go over well with the Wolverine Nation. I think he needs to get to a bowl game this year to keep Michigan fans happy. Michigan's Spring Game is April 11th at Noon. Hopefully Rich can find out or get an idea of who Michigan's QB is going to be in 09. I see Tate Forcier being the starting guy in 2009 myself, but it's hard to say at this point. Nick Sheridan doesn't look to be in the picture after breaking his leg. I didn't think he had much of a chance to be the starting QB anyways. There's a lot of questions going into the Spring, hopefully some are answered before and after the Spring Game is played. I have a good feeling Rich Rod is going to name a starter soon after the game or sometime soon after. I think will know who's going to be our starter going into the summer up into the regular season.
The starting QB battle is between two players in my mind. Tate Forcier and Denard Robinson. Both are very talented and could lead Michigan to a winning season and a bowl game. I think having two Freshmen QB's will help each other get better and all in all find the right QB to lead Michigan.
Both of them are duel threat QB's, who will be able to run Rich Rod's spread offense with a lot of success. That was the main problem with Michigan last year, as we didn't have the right QB for the system. Neither Threet or Sheridan were fast enough for Rich Rod's spread. Forcier and Robinson will both be fast and athletic enough to run his system. Another player who will need to step up big for Michigan next year if Brandon Minor. I think Minor has all the talent in the world, but needs to stay healthy all year and help make an impact on the Michigan offense. I think he will be able to be our RB in the spread offense and take a lot of shotgun handoffs and inside carries. Anyways, there's a lot of questions to be answered going into the Spring Game, I'm hoping some of them are answered. Go Blue!!