Jim Harbaugh finds another odd way to praise Jake Rudock
It’s Monday, which means it’s time for another bizarre Jim Harbaugh reference.
He wasn’t talking about worms with machine guns or birdwatching this time. Instead, he talked about how far Jake Rudock came this season.
As usual, Harbaugh got weird.
Harbaugh says Michigan has a deep respect for Jake Rudock at this point. "This guy is tough as nails, hard as hen's teeth."
— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) November 23, 2015
It’s hard to argue with that. Since Rudock took that nasty shot on a scramble against Minnesota, he’s been the B1G’s top quarterback. He’s 3-0 with 10 touchdown passes and boasts a 344 yards-per-game average during that stretch.
He hasn’t exactly held back as a runner since then, either. His diving touchdown against Rutgers was one of the more impressive plays of the season, and he racked up 64 yards on the ground in a double-overtime win against Indiana.
It’s no wonder Harbaugh went on to call Rudock a “godsend.”
Those words likely weren’t echoed by Michigan fans in the midst of a rocky start for the Iowa transfer. He had already matched his 2014 interception total at Iowa by the B1G opener.
When some were calling for Michigan to turn the reigns over to Shane Morris or Wilton Speight, Harbaugh did more than say that Rudock was his guy. He said that they could redshirt Morris.
Two months later, it’s evident Harbaugh was right on that call.
Heading into senior day against against Ohio State, it’s clear that Rudock will be one of Harbaugh’s toughest players to replace.