Tate Forcier announced his intention to transfer from Michigan on Jan. 19, sending out a press release detailing the reasons behind his departure from Ann Arbor. It wasn't the press release that raised eyebrows -- that's nothing out of the ordinary -- but how he did it. Forcier sent the press release out over the course of an hour, 140 characters at a time on Twitter.
Now that the spectacle of the announcement is over, Forcier is getting down to business, looking for a new home for his services. According to ESPN, the Washington Huskies are on the short list of schools Forcier is considering.
"I'm really just looking for the best situation and the best opportunity," Forcier said. "I have a few schools at all levels that I'm interested in. I'm going to set up all my visits as early as possible because all the schools are already wanting me to come visit starting this weekend.
Forcier had a rocky career at Michigan, finally ending after he was declared academically ineligible ahead of the Wolverines Gator Bowl game on Jan. 1. In two years at Michigan, Forcier went from freshman starter to buried on the depth chart under head coach Rich Rodriguez before announcing his intentions to transfer following the season.
Washington is looking for a new starting quarterback ahead of the 2011 season and Forcier would not be immediately eligible, forced to sit out a year due to transfer rules. Keith Price and Nick Montana are expected to battle for the starting job in an open competition beginning during the Huskies' spring camp. With those two looking like long-term solutions at quarterback for the Huskies, it seems like Washington would be an odd fit for Forcier, all things considered.
Nevertheless, we'll keep an eye on Forcier as he looks for a transfer destination.