Rudock 'Preparing' to play at Utah

Fifth-year senior QB Jake Rudock discusses on whether he'll play at Utah or not.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – While all signs point to fifth year senior Jake Rudock being Michigan’s starting quarterback at Utah on Sept. 3, the graduate transfer from Iowa says he’s the wrong person to ask on the subject, and will leave that up to coach Jim Harbaugh and his staff.

“I don’t know,” Rudock said to a group of reporters today. “You guys are trying to bait me into something. I have been doing this for a couple years now. We’re all trying really hard. Everybody wants to play. Will find out (at Utah).”

Adding: “Think it would be better to talk to the coach, I think he would have a better insight than I would.”

Rudock, who many expect to start at Utah, threw for two touchdowns in U-M’s scrimmage open to students on Saturday, and played most of the snaps with the first team.

“I think everybody is preparing right now as if they got to go out there and start and play at every position,” Rudock said on possibility of starting. “So that shouldn’t be something that you need to know, you should always prepare as a starter.”

And whether he’s under center or not, Rudock admits he’s ready to play against someone other than his teammates.

“I think everybody is eager,” Rudock said. “Everybody wants to play. It’s why we came here. Guys didn’t sign their name saying ‘Yeah, I want to go play against my own team all day, everyday.’ So I think everyone is eager and excited to play. And we are going to use the time that we have to prepare as best as we can.”

Michigan at Utah kickoff is scheduled ay 8:30 ET.

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