If the rumors are true, former Iowa Hawkeyes quarterback Jake Rudock is leading the competition for the starter’s job at Michigan. The news comes from a series of tweets from Michigan students who attended a private team practice, one in which cell phones were not allowed.
Though coach Jim Harbaugh has kept the status of the race close to the chest, some tweets strongly suggest that Rudock is the man in the lead.
Initial reaction from UM practice: Jake Rudock is the starting QB
— Derek Heitman (@DEREKH2) August 23, 2015
Sounds like Jake Rudock was the best QB on the field at tonight's practice. WR Drake Harris looked good, as well.
— Chris Balas (@Balas_Wolverine) August 23, 2015
Rudock gets the "start" in game action.
— Zach Shaw (@_ZachShaw) August 22, 2015
Rudock took all first team reps
— Zach Shaw (@_ZachShaw) August 23, 2015
This isn’t exactly a shock, as Rudock started at Iowa for two years and threw for 4,819 yards and 34 touchdowns while also adding 394 yards and eight scores on the ground. His rival, Shane Morris, on the other hand, has only seen limited playing time as a backup and has done little to establish himself as the man who deserves the job over Rudock.
That said, though Harbaugh has not made a formal announcement on who the starter will be, the writing appears to be on the wall following these tweets.
Michigan opens the season on the road against Utah on September 3.
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