I have ever seen so many people give up/jump off the bandwagon as fast as some people have with Tate. I realize that Denard is an athletic specimen, but Tate showed some serious passing skills (skills I can't imagine Denard has yet), not to mention I thought he showed some guts on numerous occasions. The team's inability to get to a bowl was due to the defense, not Tate. Obviously, he has had an "interesting" off-season, but the kid is 20 - I think it is way too early to write-off his ability to help the team in the coming years.
A question to anyone who was there - did Denard pass the ball well beyond short range? Did Tate look anything like he did at the beginning of last year?