IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa quarterback Jake Rudock has been cleared to transfer to the University of Michigan.
Initially, Rudock needed a waiver from the Big Ten Conference that would approve him for eligibility this upcoming season if he transferred. The conference officially granted him the waiver on Wednesday, and he is now set to compete for the starting quarterback position in Ann Arbor, according to the Des Moines Register.
The Big Ten created the rule four years ago that made it necessary for interconference graduate-transfers to go through an approval process from a six-member subcommittee consisting of member-institution representatives.
The graduate transfer was a two-year starter at Iowa and will now provide the Wolverines with a quarterback with substantial game experience. In his two years as Iowa’s starter, he threw for 4,819 yards, 34 touchdowns and 18 interceptions.
Head coach Kirk Ferentz named Rudock the team’s No. 2 quarterback behind C.J. Beathard following the 2014 season, which was a major factor in his ultimate decision to transfer from the school.