Worth a listen, at least starting about midway through:

Albom:  “What has life been like for you on the Michigan campus over the past two days?”
Forcier: “It didn’t hit me until I went to one of my lectures one day and the professor was taking attendance.  There was about 200 people in my class and when they said my name about half of them turned and looked up at me.  And I was like, ‘Oh God!’.”

Sidekick:  “What’s the real story [behind the Clausen and Forcier family quarterback rivalry]?”
Forcier:  “Just growing up, we’ve known his family…always seeing them at the same camps.  We’ve always had a rivalry between us because we had three quarterbacks, we all went D-1…It’s nice to finally play somebody in their family and we got the win.”

Mitch:  “You’re going to be sitting on top of that rivalry for a year now.  Until next September anyhow.”
Forcier:  “I plan to play him again.  I plan to beat him again, too. [laughs]”

Mitch: “..Try to remember that Eastern is no push over.”
Forcier: “I saw what they did to Northwestern. We don’t just gotta beat the teams, we gotta destroy ‘em. For us to get respect we have to destroy everybody.”

5 Comments

  1. I don’t know, I really like the kid, but did he have to say something about “destroying” Eastern? With everything that is going well for this team right now, do we really need bulletin board material? At least he, and the rest of the team, look like they can follow through with that boast. Still, I think this is a year that Michigan (players AND fans) should remain humble and proud, not pompous and arrogant.

  2. I agree, there is a difference between confidence and cockiness. But hey after 3-9 maybe we need some cockiness

  3. My question is, why in the hell would any M player/coach/otherwise agree to do an interview with anyone associated with the freep?

  4. I was thinking the same thing. Forcier should’ve told Albom to go F himself. @Chris