I think he should play the entire first half, actually. The team is only going to go as far as the starter can take them. Tate is going to take us to possibly a New Year's day bowl, but if he goes down, then what? Denard has a ton of talent, but if he gets thrust into the starting role, say midway through the MSU game, it will be a challenge to get to any bowl. I don't think this team can afford a second string quarterback; the 'next guy' needs to be 1b and the only way Shoelace will be prepared to be 1b is reps.
What say youse guys?