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March 1, 2011 - 10:16pm

Tate Forcier not enrolled in classes this semester, not with football program


Sophomore quarterback Tate Forcier is not enrolled in classes for the Winter 2011 semester at the University of Michigan, according to a representative in the University’s Office of the Registrar.

Forcier, a sport management major in the School of Kinesiology, was academically ineligible to play in the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla. on Jan. 1.

In an interview this morning with The Michigan Daily, a representative in the registrar’s office said Robert Patrick Forcier was not enrolled in any classes at the University as of Jan. 12.

At Wednesday's news conference introducing new football coach Brady Hoke, Michigan Athletic Director Dave Brandon said, "Tate is not with the program."

Forcier was sent home from Jacksonville, Fla. once it was determined he wouldn't be able to play against Mississippi State. Former Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez talked about Forcier's future in a press conference the Friday before the bowl game.

"(Forcier’s) status with the school as a student is first and foremost and that is undetermined to this point,” Rodriguez said.

The team met Tuesday at 4 p.m. to hear Brandon announce that Hoke would be the Wolverines' next head football coach. Forcier's former roommate, running back Mike Cox, said Forcier was not at the meeting.

"I haven't really seen Tate," junior wide receiver Darryl Stonum said. "I don't know where he is, but I don't know his status or his situation. Me personally, I haven't seen him."

The add-drop deadline for University students to enroll in classes is Jan 25. Because Foricer is not enrolled at the University, he cannot be a member of the Michigan football team.