According to the Columbus Dispatch, Tate told the Detroit News that "I am going to get (my teammates) to a bowl game. If it means spending 10 hours in film this week, then I am going to do it. But we are going to get them to a bowl game."
Can't find any mention of it on Detroit News, but assuming this is something Tate actually said was it:
(a) A gutsy QB trying to take responsibility for his team and fire them up
(b) a freshman making the very stupid mistake of giving OSU bulletin board material.
I'm inclined to say it's about 90% (a) and 10% (b)