The way I see it, having Tate practice with the second string Offense is definitely a good move. Whether he is playing there because Denard Robinson is playing better or not, I do not know.
This I do know: Last year all Denard could throw were picks and incomplete lasers (with a few nice completions mixed in). I'm not saying Denard is incapable of drastically improving since then... just that Tate was the better passer.
Since Tate is the QB playing against the 1st string defense in yesterday's Inside Michigan Football "Play of the Day":
... and is also mentioned in Brian's "Spring Stuff" post, this brings the following thoughts to mind:
1.) The guy that passed the ball better last year is throwing against the best competition during practice, which in theory should improve his game
2.) The defense is going against a QB that has already shown competence in getting the ball to open receivers, with decent accuracy. This will help them improve their coverage skills.
3.) If Denard is now able to run and pass, I may have to rethink how many games Michigan might be able to win this year!
4.) If Tate can learn to take better care of the ball while moving around the pocket, I might actually start thinking about a possible win against Ohio State in 2010!
I don't have a problem with both QBs getting on the field every game. Denard is just too darn fast not to have out there, and Tate just seems to have that game winning 'moxie' that a lot of QBs just don't have. Can't wait to see what this season brings.