Jake Rudock, fifth-year senior
Passing stats: 12 G, 345 attempts, 213 completions, 2436 yds, 16 TD, 5 INT, 61.7 pct.
Jake Rudock recently arrived in Ann Arbor, but he’s already the most experienced quarterback on Michigan’s roster. He started the past two years at Iowa before leaving via a graduate transfer.
Rudock threw for 2,436 yards and 16 touchdowns in 12 games last season.
But it’s his efficiency and ability to protect the ball that sets the two-year starter apart, and ultimately makes him the leader of this large competition.
Rudock was second in the Big Ten in completion percentage (61.7 percent) and fourth in efficiency (133.5 rating) last season. His five interceptions were the fewest amongst Big Ten starters.
If you look at quarterbacks Harbaugh previously coached — Andrew Luck, Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick — these are traits they possess. And it’s made them successful in running his offense.