16. April 2009 · Comments Off on Tate Forcier on Paulus, “It ain’t going to happen.” · Categories: Archive 2009

Paulus Circus

Via a tweet from UM Hoops.  So here’s the transcript of Tate Forcier’s comments on Greg Paulus as prepared by Michael Eisenstein in the Michigan Daily:

From what I’ve heard, I’ve been talking to coaches all morning, my position coach, Coach (Rod) Smith, he told me specifically that they have not offered him. They don’t know why he would lie. They don’t know the kid. They haven’t offered them. They said we’ll let you’ll know what’s up, because right now, their specific words were, they haven’t offered them.

I want to believe my coaches, I committed (to) them. Why would a kid like him lie to national media? So to me it’s still up in the air.

“I want to believe my coaches.”  Getting ugly.  More:

His quotes saying they offered him, I woke up and it was on TV. My coaches were calling me, they called me like three times this morning before I even saw it, but I don’t know if they saw it on TV before I did and just wanted to tell me the truth. It’s hard. I can’t give you a word on it. I’m not worried about it, a kid like that was good in high school, but it’s nearly impossible to come back to this level and play. It might be possible, but not in the QB position. You have to know too much. You have to know the speed of the game.

More, ‘What, Me Worry?’:

And from what I heard, I’m not worried about it. It ain’t going to happen. By the time he would legally get here would be in the summer, and by the time he’d get here, he’d have to learn the whole playbook and get used to the speed of the game. I doubt you could even do that at the high school level, go in your senior year and try to play. You have to know too much. You have to get used to too much. I’m honestly not that worried about it. It ain’t going to happen.

Full story from the Daily.