Full Transcript Postgame: Tate Forcier

Tate on being on the field again, on his success in the game, on the quarterback situation, on the difference between this year's team and last year's, and much more.

Question: Can you talk about the effort in trying to come back?

Tate Forcier: "I think that is the main thing. A loss is a loss and it is going to hurt but our team fought to the end and I'm proud of our guys. We got to correct the mistakes. We know we had them and just bounce back next week."

Question: Assess your own play, obviously you had a couple of touchdowns and a couple of interceptions.

Tate Forcier: "I did. It was just a few misreads, but I think that comes with repetition, just working with those guys and I think that'll come throughout the week. I wish we would have but our guys fought to the end and I can't be made at that."

Question: What made you feel that you could throw across the field to Junior (Hemingway)?

Tate Forcier: "I saw him, he had him beat. He got on top of him, he stacked the corners and I thought I had him. After what I saw with what Junior did for Denard when he threw it in the air and I trusted him. I just threw it up there and he went up and got it."

Question: Did you get any added work in practice this week since Denard was banged up?

Tate Forcier: "Yeah I did. Coach Rod tried to work all three of us because you never what can happen. That's what they do, they try to prepare all three of us just in case all three of need to play. I got out there today and I did what I can do."

Question: Does Iowa make it tougher to sit on two losses or better because you guys feel (encouraged by the comeback)?

Tate Forcier: "I think it will be better. I think we need it as a team, but I just think the extra week going into the rowdy crowd at Penn State will help us. We just need to correct the mistakes that we have, because I think we shot ourselves in the foot too many times. We get that corrected and we should be good."

Question: How much fun did you have out there just playing and being out there?

Tate Forcier: "It felt so good. It always feel good being out there and hearing the crowd. The crowd makes it up. You got to love the Michigan fans, but we still lost. That is still the bad part, but we have to correct that and it will be good."

Question: Did you talk to Denard (Robinson) afterwards and what is his situation?

Tate Forcier: "I think he'll be alright."

Question: You look and feel like you're in a good place right now…..?

Tate Forcier: "I'm just happy to be a part of this team. I think this is a special team and I'm happy to be a part of it."

Question: Based on how you played, do you feel there should be an open quarterback competition for the next few weeks with everybody being healthy or do you feel like Denard is still the quarterback?

Tate Forcier: "I think Coach Rod will do what he decides to do. That's up to them. I don't have any say in that. I'm just going to keep working hard and keep doing what I got to do and whoever he chooses to play will play."

Question: It seemed like when you came in, you brought some energy to the game, you did some things that the offense hadn't done until you got in. Did Iowa play you differently?

Tate Forcier: "I really do not think they were expecting to play me. I think it kind of shocked Iowa when I went out there. We just started throwing the ball a lot and I think that is when we started moving the ball a lot. It is a good defense. Iowa is a good defense, one of the top defenses in the country and it showed today."

Question: You were throwing substantially before Denard left the game and got hurt. You were just throwing on the sideline behind the bench; was that just staying loose?

Tate Forcier: "Just staying warm. You never know what can happen. I noticed that throughout the season that Denard has gotten banged up in a few of the games and few of the times I wasn't warmed up, so I'm not going to let that happen again. I'm going to stay warm, just warm up here and there throughout the game. If my name gets called, I'm ready."

Question: Was there any point during the week where you thought that Denard might not be able to go?

Tate Forcier: "No. I thought he would be all right. He is doing a lot of treatment and he is working hard to get back on the field."

Question: The season is starting to look a little bit like last year with the success early and now a couple of losses. What is going to be different this year for this team?

Tate Forcier: "This is a different team. Our team, we keep fighting. This is not last year's team – it is not! I think it is a different team and like I said, I think it is a special team and we got to show that in two weeks against Penn State."

Question: When you're running around, boot legging outside the pocket, you trying to make plays or are you trusting your receivers?

Tate Forcier: "Sometimes it is called plays and sometimes I'm just trying to make a play."


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