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Sunday, March 29, 2009
Forcier gets work in Michigan scrimmage

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

Michigan is the only Big Ten team engaged in contact drills -- seven more start this week -- and the lone squad holding controlled scrimmages. True freshman Tate Forcier took the first snaps in Saturday's scrimmage, which lasted about 100 plays, but was closed to the media.

According to The Detroit News, Forcier had a 20-yard completion to Brandon Minor and fumbled on the next play of the portion of practice reporters were allowed to see. Michigan did not release statistics or other details about the scrimmage.

"We will see how composed he is working with those guys," head coach Rich Rodriguez said of Forcier working with the first unit. "We have a smaller package. We'll simplify things. He shouldn't get overloaded."

Also, as part of Michigan's spring game festivities April 11, Rodriguez wants to recognize the 10 former Wolverines players involved in this year's Super Bowl. So far, linebackers LaMarr Woodley and Larry Foote have pledged to be a part of the event.