Tate Forcier speaks

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

Michigan freshman quarterback Tate Forcier spoke with reporters before Thursday's practice, his first public comments since taking the field for the Wolverines and moving up to No. 1 on the depth chart.

Check back later on for more from Forcier, but here are a couple of quick Web updates about the young signal-caller.

Strength training will be a focal point for the 185-pound Forcier in the coming months, and he discussed working with Michigan's now famous strength coach Mike Barwis.

"Coach Barwis, he's shown me a whole different life," Forcier said, chuckling. "But I'm getting a lot stronger, and that's a good thing."

The freshman also showed his pluckiness when asked about a claim from linebacker Obi Ezeh that the defense had dominated Michigan's first spring scrimmage Saturday.

"I have to disagree," Forcier said. "I felt we did real well. There's always room for improvement. In regards to the first scrimmage, I felt everybody did real well."