In this recent article about Tate it looks like he's working with former NFL and CFLer with a somewhat similar skill set in Jeff Garcia. Fighting to be a 3rd string QB for Hamilton Tiger Cats. Hope he has put it together, but I remain skeptical.
"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."