Good point about him being way removed from his last start after his transfer redshirt season. But given Denard's injury status last year I would think he got enough time in to sell a coach.
Also, a lot of schools aren't as strict as we are on JUCO's or transfers. Hell, Ole Miss let Masoli transfer for one year after being publicly kicked off his team for legal troubles.
Personally, I think Tate finds an upper half BCS team to take him.