The Michigan Wolverines started off their season with a disappointing 24-17 loss on the road against the Utah Utes. It was not the head coaching debut that Jim Harbaugh was hoping to have and starting quarterback Jake Rudock struggled quite a bit.
Rudockcompleted 27 of his 43 passes for 279 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions. He made some very poor decisions which resulted in interceptions and it was unfortunate that the Wolverines were unable to get their season started off on the right foot.
Michigan certainly showed some improvement, but they have a long ways to go.
Harbaugh commented on his starting quarterback as Week 2 quickly approaches and showed faith in the senior.
Harbaugh on Big Ten call: "We all trust Jake and expect that to build. He's earned that from the coaches and his teammates"
— angelique (@chengelis) September 8, 2015
Trust is something that a coach has to have in his quarterback in order to succeed. Harbaugh is a coach that believes in his players and knows how to help build them into a better version of themselves than they could have become without him.
Rudock has quite a bit of physical potential, but he has to figure out a way to improve his game from the shoulders up if he wants to take the leap forward that Michigan needs from him.
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