staff, staff, April 15, 2015

Iowa defensive end Drew Ott was asked about former teammate Jake Rudock's transfer to Michigan on the Big Ten's spring teleconference Wednesday, and he didn't mince words.

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"Yeah (I was surprised)," Ott said. "I thought he had a little more fight in him. But, I guess maybe an opportunity (appeared) over there at Michigan. I don't know too much about it."

Listen to Ott's full response in the video player above. And read the story.

Rudock, Iowa's starting quarterback the last two seasons, fell behind C.J. Beathard on the depth chart in January, when he decided to pursue his options as a graduate transfer.

Eligible immediately, Rudock, who threw for 4,819 yards and 34 touchdowns in 26 games at Iowa, will battle Shane Morris and others for the Michigan starting job.

For the record, no, Iowa and Michigan do not meet in the 2015 season — unless both advance to the Big Ten title game.

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