University of Iowa junior quarterback Jake Rudock is excited to get back to practice, and says it’s a whole new start. Rudock and the Hawkeyes met with the media Monday.
“Summer is a long time, it’s a long time before we start to play again, but I mean you can’t really build off of what you did last year, because last year is over, it’s done,” Rudock says. He says the momentum of the season stops at the end and it is up to the team to get it going and get back on track.
Rudock comes in this year as the starter. He says that makes a big difference. “To put a specific thing on it is kind of hard, but game planning is a little bit different when you know you are the guy instead of trying to be like the guy, being a second-string guy,” Rudock says. He says having another year, whether starting or not, you come into the fall with more experience in the system.
Rudock has some key things he will continue working on heading into the first game. “Obviously timing with receivers, that’s a big one, protection checks, all that good stuff. Decision making is always a big thing, you can never stop working on that. Decision making is always really pivotal for quarterbacks,” Rudock says.
Coach Kirk Ferentz says Rudock is the solid starter coming in and he’ll be backed up again by sophomore C.J. Beathard.