UCLA QB faces the facts
Posted by Thomas the Terrible on June 11, 2009
Fact: Chris Forcier, a redshirt sophomore QB is transferring from UCLA to play for Furman University.
Fact: His family came up with one of the most bizarre and batshit crazy press releases ever to announce this decision.
Fact: The Forcier family web site is poorly done.
Fact: A copy of the press release can be found on the shitty website.
Here is the press release:
Fact: I was a National Recruit out of High School including multiple Pac-10 offers.
Fact: I was a scout.com (4) Star QB labeled as a dual-threat. I learned a complicated offense that calls for a pocket passing QB.
Fact: I’m a life long UCLA Fan. I love UCLA Football. Most Bruin fans have been very supportive/good people.
Fact: I’ve always worked hard in the classroom as a student athlete where I’ve been recognized as a UCLA Honor Roll student.
Fact: I’ve competed hard in games and on the practice field, in film and meetings where I’ve always come prepared, attentive, always taking notes.
Fact: I believe my UCLA teammates respect me, especially the defense since my freshman year including past D-Coordinator Coach Walker.
Fact: I was practice player of the week as a freshman multiple times.
Fact: New QB Coach Norm Chow and New Head Coach Rick Neuheisel have brought in and played since day (1) their own guys (Quarterbacks)
i.e. Kevin Craft.
Fact: In late February New QB Coach Norm Chow told me that the younger guys would get most of the QB reps in Spring Ball.
Fact: This is a pattern nationally. When New Coaches come in, they recruit their own guys, especially at the quarterback position. It’s just like the corporate world, New Owners bring in New Management. With that being said, I do not fault them.
Fact: In early March 2009, after seeing the writing on the wall, I reluctantly requested a meeting with Coach Neuheisel. In our meeting, I respectfully requested a “Permission to Contact Letter” NCCA bylaws 18.104.22.168 Personal request attached, not to be confused with a ‘Release” as it was inaccurately reported by Brian Dohn of Inside UCLA, the Bruin Report and a few others.
Fact: My heart is at the Quarterback position. I have several solid options around the country to play. My quandary is and always has been that I also love UCLA.
Fact: I’ve always been a “team player” and have done what has been asked of me. Including but not limited to practicing WR in this years spring ball. Not to be confused with moving permanently to the position as it was again inaccurately reported.
Fact: In 2007, I was (1) of the top (7) Quarterbacks in the country. However, none of that matters unless there is true opportunity to compete afforded.
Fact: I have reached my decision “Furman University” Greenville, South Carolina.
Fact: I like and believe in Head Coach Bobby Lamb’s system and style. I am looking forward to the challenges at Furman University.
Fact: I would like to wear #7 as I did in High School at Saint Augustine in San Diego, California.
Fact: I want to be part of the “Greatness of Fuhman University” academic’s.
Just for the record whoever drafted the press release misspelled “Furman” in the last line of the press release. Oh the irony.
So basically, the spoiled little rich kid is taking his marbles and stomping off to a school that almost no one has heard of. That’ll show ’em.
Fact: I’m from Greenville, South Carolina and the area that Furman is in sucks. But at least he can eat all the real authentic Mexican food he wants at any number of places on White Horse Road.
Fact: Quarterback Cody Worley already wears #7 for Furman.
Fact: If Norm Chow doesn’t give a shit if you transfer, no one else will either.
Fact: Coaches are going to play the guy that will help them win immediately.
Fact: Neuheisel knows his NCAA hoops.