A new name has officially entered the mix to become the Michigan Wolverines’ next start quarterback: Jake Rudock.
While it has been known for some time that Rudock would be transferring to Michigan from the Iowa Cyclones program, the university formally announced the quarterback late Thursday night.
“I am excited for Jake to get here and compete with the quarterbacks that we already have in the program,” said Michigan passing game coordinator/quarterbacks and wide receivers coach Jedd Fisch in a statement. “I’ve known Jake for a long time, since 2011, and I am excited to be a part of the staff that is now coaching him.
“I think that Jake brings great maturity and experience to the program. He has 25 starts under his belt in the Big Ten and a winning record of 15-10.
“All of that, combined with the quarterbacks we currently have in the program and all the skill we are surrounding him with, we are excited about the things that Jake can do for our program.”
During his career at Iowa, Rudock threw for 4,819 yards and 34 touchdowns.
Jake Rudock will know compete for the opportunity to become the first quarterback to work under the tutelage of Jim Harbaugh in the new era of Michigan football.
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