Jim Harbaugh: May the Forcier be with you!
Brian from MGoBlog has posted that backup QB Jason Forcier has decided to transfer to Stanford at the end of the semester. At Stanford, he will play under new Cardinal Head Coach (and former Michigan quarterback) Jim Harbaugh. You can read all the details about the transfer by subscribing to the premium site of Rivals.com. Forcier (So./Fr. in 2006) was widely expected to be #3 on the quarterback depth chart in 2007 behind Chad Henne and true freshman Ryan Mallett. Last season Forcier took snaps in 6 games and completed 3-of-3 passing attempts for 30 yards. He redshirted his freshman season of 2005 which he spent serving as the scout team quarterback. Now he is heading to Palo Alto, CA looking for more playing time at Stanford. This is not the first time in Forcier's career that he has transferred looking for a better playing situation. In high school, he transferred from Santa Ana Mater Dei High School to St. Augustine prior to his senior season. That move worked out for him and hopefully this latest move will as well. It is possible that after sitting out for a season after transferring that Forcier will find more opportunities at Stanford than he did at Michigan. Go Blue!
UPDATE AS OF 5/2/07: The Stanford Daily reports that Jason Forcier was admitted to Stanford University on April 12, 2007 and that due to NCAA transfer rules, Forcier will practice with the team next Fall, but will not be able to play in games. He will have two seasons of eligibility remaining, for the 2008 and 2009 campaigns.
*Note: Photo of Jason Forcier (19) from 9/9/06 CMU game by John T. Greilick/The Detroit News