After weeks of speculation, reports, and confirmations, the Michigan football program officially announced the transfer of former Iowa quarterback Jake Rudock, in a release from the University late Thursday night.
"I am excited for Jake to get here and compete with the quarterbacks that we already have in the program," said Jedd Fisch, Michigan'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.”
As a graduate transfer, Rudock will be available to compete in the Wolverines quarterback competition this fall.
Part of Michigan’s attraction to Rudock stems from his wealth of knowledge against the Big Ten Conference and success while in charge of guiding the Hawkeyes’ offensive attack.
"I think that Jake brings great maturity and experience to the program,” said 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."
Rudock graduates Iowa after four years with a degree in interdepartmental studies/multidisciplinary sciences and earned Academic All-Big Ten Conference Honors over each of the last two seasons.
Rudock plans to pursue a master’s degree in the School of Kinesiology at Michigan. In 2015, Rudock threw for 2,436-yards to go with 16 touchdowns and just five interceptions.
Along with junior Shane Morris, redshirt freshman Wilton Speight, true freshman Alex Malzone and Zach Gentry, Rudock’s experience should provide some needed depth for the Wolverines and Coach Jim Harbaugh.