Consider this the calm before the storm.
I do feel bad about not posting any pre-Gator Bowl stuff. But one story that's worth mentioning before the game is the news that Tate Forcier has been ruled ineligible for the game.
|Forcier at Michigan's media day event in August|
Forcier Ineligible for Gator BowlJACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The University of Michigan football program announced today (Dec. 30) that reserve sophomore quarterback Tate Forcier did not meet University standards and is ineligible to participate in the Gator Bowl.
Short. Sweet. Nondescript.
Couple that with the story that Forcier was very close to transferring back in September, and that makes this something worth noting. Mark this down as a story which will unravel after Jan 1st.
But the big story on everyone's mind going into the new year is the coaching situation. ESPN's NFL and college football analyst Adam Schefter, who is a UM alum, claims that Harbaugh is all but done at Stanford, and the word on the street is that he'll be taking the UM job. There are some NFL teams that will make a run at Harbaugh, most notably the 49ers who just fired Mike Singletary, but it's Michigan that's the leader in the clubhouse.
Of course I can not confirm this, but all signs seem to be pointing in that direction.
But one thing I can tell you for certain. If and when something actually does happen, which could be as soon as Jan 2nd the day after the Gator Bowl, or more likely after the Orange Bowl which Stanford is playing in on Jan 4th, whatever happens will happen quickly.
Like I said, this is the calm before the storm. Expect things to get pretty interesting around here very soon. We'll keep you updated.