It’s been a month or so since rumors began swirling of Iowa quarterback Jake Rudock wanting to finish his college career elsewhere. And just as Michigan begins getting into the groove of spring practice, it may be welcoming the former Hawkeyes signal caller.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) March 11, 2015
Given what the Wolverines are currently working with at quarterback, this transfer would be a welcomed one. Shane Morris is the only player on the roster who’s seen time on the field, but a career tally of five interceptions and zero touchdowns leaves much to be desired.
Rudock would become immediately eligible as a graduate student with one season left to play. Michigan has eight quarterbacks on its roster this spring, and more will be added when true freshman Zach Gentry and Houston transfer John O’Korn join the Wolverines, but this has the makings of a potential one-year fix at a position that needs attention.
As a redshirt junior last season Rudock completed 213 of 345 passes (61.7 percent) for 2,436 yards, 16 touchdowns and only five interceptions. The number to be noted is five interceptions, which is eight less than he threw the previous year.
A quarterback like Morris dazzles with a big arm, but his ball security is unproven. Meanwhile, a potential quick fix sits with Rudock, who would almost surely find himself in a starting role if he transferred to Michigan.
Tyler Fenwick is the managing editor of The Big House Report. Follow him on Twitter @Ty_Fenwick.