Michigan makes it official: Jake Rudock is a Wolverine

Rick Brown
Jake Rudock, who has started 25 of the last 26 games at quarterback for Iowa, will end his career at Michigan.

The University of Michigan made it official Thursday evening, announcing that former Iowa quarterback Jake Rudock would be joining the Wolverine program as a graduate student this fall.

Rudock, who started 25-of-26 games for the Hawkeyes at quarterback the past two seasons, will be eligible to compete this fall. Rudock lost the starting job at Iowa when C.J. Beathard was listed as the Hawkeyes' starting quarterback on a depth chart released in January.

Beathard said Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz informed him of the decision shortly after Iowa's 45-28 loss to Tennessee in the TaxSlayer Bowl.

Rudock will enroll in the School of Kinesiology at Michigan and pursue a master's degree in movement science. He will graduate from Iowa next month with a degree in interdepartmental studies/multidisciplinary sciences.

"I am excited for Jake to get here and compete with the quarterbacks that we already have in the program," Jedd Fisch, Michigan's passing game coordinator and quarterbacks and wide receivers coach, said in a statement. "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.

"I think that Jake brings great maturity and experience to the program. 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."