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We've known quarterback Jake Rudock wasn't long for the Iowa football program ever since C.J. Beathard was all but given the keys to the Hawkeye car earlier this offseason.

The news is official now, with numerous reports that Rudock is transferring from Iowa immediately to Michigan.

That's another Big Ten program, yes, and with national coaching darling Jim Harbaugh, to boot.

Thoughts from beat writer Chad Leistikow and columnist Rick Brown are coming this evening. But what do prominent pundits outside of Iowa have to say?

Let's start with Bruce Feldman, who had the first report of the officially official news:

Popular college football blog Lost Lettermen noted that Rudock is entering another program with a bit of a quarterback glut:

ESPN's Joe Schad made a couple of personal connections;

And let's remember that we've been waiting for this news for awhile:

It's too bad Michigan isn't on the Iowa football schedule this year. But that'd have been too good to be true, and maybe too impossible of a transfer to hammer out, anyway.

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