Michigan adds QB Rudock
ANN ARBOR, MI (TheSpread) – Michigan is looking to add some talent to its quarterback position immediately for the 2015 season and the Wolverines have done that by adding Iowa transfer Jake Rudock.
The news of Rudock transferring are being reported by Dan Murphy of ESPN. Rudock is a fifth-year senior out of Iowa that will be eligible to play right away for Michigan, which is in need of improvement at the position. Rudock threw for 2,436 yards and 16 touchdowns last season with only five interceptions. He has played two full seasons as the Hawkeyes’ starting quarterback.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Michigan currently has 40/1 odds to win the 2015 college football playoff next season. The Wolverines join Arkansas as the lone teams with 40/1 odds. Ohio State is the favorite with 4/1 odds while Alabama is listed at 7/1.
Michigan is coming off a 5-7 season in 2014, which led to the firing of Brady Hoke and the hiring of Jim Harbaugh. Last season, the Wolverines ranked 112th in the country in passing at 170.2 yards per game. Devin Gardner spent most of the time under center for Michigan, but struggled and now has graduated. The Wolverines lack any real experience at the position outside of junior Shane Morris, who also struggled greatly last season when he saw the field. He was just 14 of 40 passing for 128 yards with three interceptions and no touchdowns.