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Jake Rudock | Quarterback

Team: Michigan Wolverines
Age / DOB:  (22) / 1/21/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 208

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On Michigan's depth chart, graduate QB Jake Rudock and junior QB Shane Morris are both listed as possible starters for the team's season-opening contest against Utah.
Michigan is just another school in a long, long line of big-time programs that have yet to announce a definitive starter at quarterback. In the case of the Wolverines, a report from ESPN's Travis Haney on August 16 seemed to indicate that 6-foot-3, 208-pound Iowa transfer product Rudock had the edge. HC Jim Harbaugh apparently isn't quite there yet. Rudock completed 213-of-345 passes for 2,436 yards, 16 touchdowns and five interceptions last season. Aug 31 - 6:24 PM

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Michigan OC Tim Drevno said "I couldn't tell you that" when asked when the Wolverines would name a starting quarterback.

The two names in play right now are junior Shane Morris and Iowa transfer QB Jake Rudock. Said Drevno, "We'll go day-to-day and then I think it's just in your gut when you know it's right and make the decision. We can't put any time frame on that." While the team continues to insist that no decision has been made, one should be coming soon. On August 16, ESPN's Travis Haney reported that those within the program do not feel strongly about Morris' chance to win the job.
Aug 20 - 8:11 PM

Michigan graduate QB Jake Rudock described HC Jim Harbaugh as "someone [always] in your ear."

Rudock transferred to Michigan from Iowa in the spring, moving on from the hard-nosed coaching of Kirk Ferentz. He now gets to enjoy Jim Harbaugh's loving, encouraging ways. As Rudock told the Big 10 Network, "If one little thing is wrong with your drop, [Harbaugh]'s going to correct you on it. This is both [the best and worst], because he really wants you to be great," adding "you have to understand it's always with the best intentions" and that Harbaugh is not "attacking [you]." Fun for all. Indications to this point are that the 6-foot-3, 208-pound graduate transfer has the inside track on the starting job over junior Shane Morris. A year ago, Rudock completed 213-of-345 passes for 2,436 yards, 16 touchdowns and five interceptions.
Aug 19 - 8:06 PM

Of Shane Morris' chances to win Michigan's starting QB job, ESPN's Travis Haney reports that "no one close to or familiar with the program" feels "strongly about his chances."

In other words, all signs are pointing to Iowa graduate transfer Jake Rudock winning the job. "As Jim Harbaugh and his staff get settled -- and there’s plenty to figure out -- an experienced QB is a stabilizing factor," Haney wrote. "Rudock becomes a fairly easy choice to smooth over certain elements of the transition. He’ll be a bridge to 2016, when highly considered prospect Brandon Peters arrives."
Aug 16 - 11:31 PM

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said transfer QBs Jake Rudock and John O'Korn are making strides in picking up the offense.

"He's got goals. He's got ambitions," Harbaugh said about Rudock. "He's got a plan for making this a successful year for him and our team. He shares that with Shane Morris. Both of those two youngsters, I've noticed the way they're carrying themselves. They've got a bounce in their step. They each have a plan and they're champing at the bit to execute it." While Rudock battles Morris for the starting job, O'Korn won't be eligible to play until 2016. Harbaugh thinks Rudock will be a quick study of his playbook. "It's not too dissimilar from me going to Paris, France, and not knowing the language and them coming in here and not knowing our football language," Harbaugh said.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 29 - 9:27 PM

Mlive.com's Nick Baumgardner notes that Michigan graduate QB Jake Rudock is a guy "who won't light the world on fire, but can manage an offense without turning the ball over."

"Michigan's coaching staff realized very quickly that turnovers and overall inefficiency from the quarterback spot was perhaps the biggest problem area on offense over the past few seasons. So they recruited Rudock -- a player who won't light the world on fire, but can manage an offense without turning the ball over," Baumgardner wrote. The former Iowa graduate started 25 games for the Hawkeyes the past two years, passing for 4,819 yards and 34 touchdowns total. Last season, Rudock completed 213 of 345 attempts for 2,436 yards and 16 touchdowns, with just five interceptions.
Source: Mlive.com
Jun 2 - 3:03 PM

NFL Media ranks Michigan graduate QB Jake Rudock as the No. 15 impact transfer in the nation.

Rudock (6-foot-3, 208 pounds) transferred over from Iowa, where he had already lost his starting job to C.J. Beathard, after graduating in the spring. "Rudock fits Michigan's pro-style attack, and he should benefit from working with a coaching staff that has an actual offensive plan," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. "He isn't overly athletic, but he is cerebral and has a nice arm." Rudock will battle Shane Morris for starting duties.
Source: NFL.com
May 23 - 6:30 PM

Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh said graduate QB Jake Rudock will get a fair competition for the starting job with junior Shane Morris.

"I expect there will be very good competition. He's a player who is hungry to compete," Harbaugh said of Rudock. "It's good for him academically and very good for him athletically with the opportunity to compete for a role. Whether that be a starting role, I know that's where his goals are aligned." Rudock transferred to Ann Arbor after graduating from conference rival Iowa. "I don’t think it was anything particular to be honest," he said. "It was one of those decisions that I made over the winter when the season was over." Rudock started 25 games over the past two seasons and threw for 4,819 yards and 34 touchdowns total as a Hawkeye. It would be a bit of an upset if he beat out Morris.
Source: ESPN.com
May 14 - 8:44 PM

Iowa graduate QB Jake Rudock will transfer to Michigan.

Rudock started for Iowa the past two seasons but will finish his collegiate career with Michigan. "Rudock was once recruited to Miami by now Michigan passing game coordinator Jedd Fisch," ESPN's Dan Murphy writes. The Wolverines' starting quarterback is still uncertain.
Source: ESPN
Apr 3 - 7:15 PM

Iowa QB Jake Rudock will transfer for his graduate year.

Bruce Feldman reports Rudock will visit Michigan next week. He would be eligible to play immediately. Rudock started 25 games in the past two seasons, with mixed results. C.J. Beathard should be Iowa's starter in 2015.
Mar 14 - 11:35 AM

Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl notes that Iowa redshirt junior QB Jake Rudock "doesn't have an exceptional skill set, but he's a steady conductor."

Rudock "benefits from heavy misdirection/ play action," Weidl tweeted. In his first year as the starter, the 6-foot-3, 208 pound Rudock threw for close to 2,400 yards with 18 touchdowns, while completing 59 percent of his passes. The Iowa prospect should benefit from having a talented offensive line in front of him in 2014.
Tue, Jul 22, 2014 08:31:00 AM

Iowa redshirt junior QB Jake Rudock posted seven games with an Adjusted Total QBR of 64 or higher in 2013, trailing only Ohio State's Braxton Miller (10 games) and Michigan State's Connor Cook (eight) in the Big 10.

Rudock was graded in the 64th percentile or higher in more than half his starts according to the Adjusted Total QBR metric, which adjusts QBR to account for the strength of opponent. "If Rudock can build on this showing, Iowa will have one of the most productive passers in the conference," notes KC Joyner of ESPN.com. Ruddock should have fun throwing to 6-foot-4, 205-pound former state champion sprinter Derrick Willies, but not all signs are positive. The signal-caller posted a 44.7 Adjusted Total QBR from November through the end of the season, ranking 65th amongst NCAA QBs. "If any five-game stretch of the 2014 season turns out to be of this caliber for Rudock, Iowa's conference and national title hopes will be dramatically diminished," wrote Joyner.
Sat, Jun 28, 2014 03:14:00 PM

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz named redshirt sophomore Jake Rudock the school's starting QB.

Rudock beats out Cody Sokol and C.J. Beathard for the starting nod. "All three returning quarterbacks have competed well and improved in each phase of our preseason camp," Ferentz said. The school's play at the position can only improve off of James Vandenberg's 2012 season. Iowa opens against Northern Illinois.
Fri, Aug 23, 2013 04:37:00 PM