Here’s What People Are Saying About Jake Rudock

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It was reported yesterday that former Iowa quarterback Jake Rudock was cleared by the Big Ten to transfer within the conference without having to sit a year. Not surprisingly, it was simultaneously reported that Rudock would be choosing Michigan.

In this revealing column on Hawkeye Insider, Rob Howe writes about why Rudock deserves better than he got at Iowa.

“If you’re accusing him of bailing on Iowa, not being a true Hawkeye, you’re misguided. He’s not the disloyal one here. Not with the way things were handled.”

“Victories will satisfy the masses but it will be hard to forget how they were attained.”

Maize N Brew’s Drew Hallett calls Rudock the “safety net” Michigan needed at quarterback.

“But, with the news that former Iowa quarterback and fifth-year senior Rudock will transfer to Michigan, where he will be eligible as soon as he steps on campus, this is no longer a concern for Michigan — or at least a troubling one. Not only does Rudock bring starting experience to the quarterback position — he started in all 25 games he played in for Iowa the past two seasons — he also is a solid Big Ten quarterback that can take care of the football.”

Nick Baumgardner of says Rudock’s transfer gives Michigan a known commodity.

“You know what you’re going to get with him. He’s been a full-time starter in the Big Ten for two years. He’s faced live bullets. He’s had bright moments, low moments and has had the chance to learn from it all in real time.”

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Tyler Fenwick is the managing editor of The Big House Report. Follow him on Twitter @Ty_Fenwick.

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