Pundits and fans are coming out of the woodwork to criticize Michigan quarterback Jake Rudock after yet another uninspiring performance in a 28-7 win over UNLV this weekend. However, the person who evaluates Rudock’s play closer than anyone else seems to believe that Rudock is the best option for the Wolverines.
Yes, it appears that Jim Harbaugh was quite clear on Monday during his weekly press conference. Jake Rudock is the guy for Michigan.
Fans will remember that Rudock and true junior QB Shane Morris were locked into a much-publicized battle during training camp, but Harbaugh has been hesitant to use Morris even in mop-up duty this season, to the point where he has been vocal about attempting to preserve his redshirt. Rudock detractors were not satisfied, though, as some continue to call for the backup even after two consecutive victories.
Jake Rudock hasn’t been spectacular to this point (and he hasn’t had much help, either) but Jim Harbaugh weighed in emphatically on Monday. There isn’t a quarterback change coming, and his declaration that Rudock is clearly the best option is the coach’s strongest stance yet.