Michigan Wolverine Football: Jake Rudock Joins Roster


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Michigan Wolverine Football: Jake Rudock Joins Roster

Jake Rudock is the second graduate transfer (5th Year Player) that Jim Harbaugh has brought in this year. Jake comes from Iowa and was once recruited by Jedd Fisch who is now at Michigan as the passing coordinator/QB/WR coach.

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One of the areas of concern the past couple of years has been the play of the quarterback for Michigan and the alarming rate of turnovers that position has given the ball up. That is one area that Rudock seems to really protect the ball and treats it like gold which Coach Jedd Fisch recently talked about and having his quarterbacks getting the ball to the playmakers and allowing them to do what they were brought to Michigan.

Going into the summer Shane Morris might be ahead of the spring roster, but doesn’t mean much once the summer work-outs and fall camp starts.

From MGoBlue:
“I am excited for Jake to get here and compete with the quarterbacks that we already have in the program,” said Jedd Fisch, U-M’s passing game coordinator and quarterbacks and wide receivers coach. “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.

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“I think that Jake brings great maturity and experience to the program,” added Fisch. “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.”

“Coach Harbaugh is very energetic,” said Rudock, “and I noticed right off the bat how involved he is in practices. I enjoyed our conversations, and one thing is for sure: When Coach Harbaugh walks into a room, he changes the thermostat.”

What we want to talk about with each quarterback, first and foremost, is to complete passes and take care of the ball,” Fisch said recently. “The ball is gold and you’ve got to take great care of it. You have to realize your job is to be a point guard — give assists. And by doing that, it’s completing passes.”

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  • Jake Rudock threw for 2,436 yards, 16 touchdowns and five interceptions in the 2014 football season. He ranked second in the Big Ten in completion percentage (61.7%). Rudock, who posted a 15-10 record as the starting signal-caller at Iowa, played in 25 career games, completing 417-of-691 passes (60.3%) for 4,819 yards with 34 touchdowns and 18 interceptions.

    Rudock will enroll in the School of Kinesiology and pursue a master’s degree in movement science.

    Jim Harbaugh talked about Shane Morris leading the quarterbacks out of spring football, but that only included high school senior Alex Malzone who has been on campus for roughly four months now, and Wilton Speight who has been having some lingering injuries lately. Come this summer Michigan will add Jake Rudock (5th year transfer from Iowa), John O’Korn (transfer from Houston), and Zach Gentry incoming 2015 recruit freshman from New Mexico.

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