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Monday, February 9, 2009
Big Ten lunch links: Forcier catches on fast

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

National signing day is complete and spring ball doesn't start for more than a month, so good links are few and far between. Here are a few to whet your appetite. 

"Ohio State coach Jim Tressel and his staff have done an excellent job of identifying the best players in Ohio and keeping them here, and because OSU has been so successful in recent years, Tressel has landed some of the best players in surrounding states, as well. But in the end, that's not a huge issue in Florida or Texas."
"A Californian, Forcier has immersed himself in Michigan football, working out three times a week with the strength and conditioning program, participating in 7-on-7 drills twice a week and throwing on a daily basis.
'I've learned more from [quarterbacks] coach [Rod] Smith and coach [Rich Rodriguez] in a week or two than I've learned my whole life,' he said. 'They're going to make me such a better player.'