Michigan senior QB Jake Rudock will be ready to go against Florida after leaving the Wolverines' loss to Ohio State with an injury.

Michigan senior QB Jake Rudock will be ready to go against Florida after leaving the Wolverines' loss to Ohio State with an injury.

Any questions about Jake Rudock's status for Michigan's New Year's Day Citrus Bowl meeting with Florida have officially been answered.

After leaving the Wolverines' blowout loss to Ohio State due to injury, Rudock met with media Tuesday night to confirm he'll be out there against the Gators despite the issue with his non-throwing arm.

"I expect to play completely," Rudock said. "That's all that matters, right?"

It certainly matters for a Michigan team in desperate need of consistent quarterback play this season, one of the main reasons the Wolverines were able to put together a 9-3 record.

Rudock's injury against Ohio State appeared to put his status for the bowl game up in the air. For a guy that's done this a few times before, Rudock believed he'd be back in time.

"I know this process, we have a few weeks to get healthy," Rudock said. "I wasn't really concerned about that. Figure out a way, whatever it is."

Rudock says he began throwing again a week after the loss to the Buckeyes, noting there was no reason to rush.

As for his former high school teammate and Ohio State star defensive end Joey Bosa -- the player responsible for slamming Rudock to the ground -- there's no ill will between the two.

"I talked to him after the game, texted him a little bit," he said. "Just seeing how I was doing, a little chit chat."


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