All-Harbaugh Team: Offense

All-Harbaugh Team: Offense

August 3, 2020
Jake Butt (image via Bleacher Report)

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I like to take a look back at the careers of Michigan’s recent coaches and see which players had the best seasons. After five years at Michigan’s helm, it’s time for a look at Jim Harbaugh’s tenure in Ann Arbor.

QUARTERBACK: 2015 Jake Rudock
Rudock, a former starter at Iowa, decided to grad transfer to Michigan for his final year of eligibility. Unlike some grad transfers who spend the spring at their new school, Rudock did not practice with Michigan until fall camp. Through seven weeks of the season, Rudock threw for 5 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. But when he heated up toward the end of the season, he really heated up. Over the final six contests, he threw 15 touchdowns and just 3 picks on his way to a 10-3 overall record in Harbaugh’s first year. His final stats included 249/389 (64.0%) on completions, 3017 yards, 20 touchdowns, 9 interceptions; he also ran for 166 yards and 4 touchdowns.

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  1. Comments: 313
    Joined: 8/17/2015
    Aug 03, 2020 at 8:46 AM

    I don’t think the jump is working. Regular page has full article.

    Rudock – best thing was his average passer rating: it went up consistently. it was like a 145 or something for the season, but last 7 games averaged out to around a 155, last 3 was ~165, and I think his last 2 games averaged like a 170+ passer rating.

  2. Comments: 6285
    Joined: 8/11/2015
    Aug 03, 2020 at 11:01 AM

    Good post. Where I differ:

    2018 Patterson over Rudock.

    Cole over Runyan.

    Magnuson over Mayfield.

    Darboh over Bell.

    Hard to gauge the 2019 offense with all the turnover that happened (also goes for 2015 and 2017) but they struggled badly for the first half of the year so I don’t want to give them too many spots.

    • Comments: 1863
      Joined: 1/19/2016
      Aug 03, 2020 at 11:43 AM

      I almost agree with Lank, but it depends on the OC. With Gattis, I’m fine with Bell & Mayfield

      *On another note, Thunder, for this post and the Protein post, I can only read the entire thing from the home page. If I click on it, I only get the opening paragraph. I’ve tried two browsers, though both on mobile

      • Comments: 6285
        Joined: 8/11/2015
        Aug 03, 2020 at 1:06 PM

        I think Gattis is the best OC, based on how they closed the season from the second half of PSU on and, in particular, how they played against OSU.

        So – I would assume a more open Gattis offense, which I think means:

        Receiving over blocking at TE – which supports Butt.

        3rd WR instead of FB or 2nd TE – though I think Hill could have role in some packages, I would put Collins on ahead of him.

        Peppers could get some honorable mention here too as a situational sub and kick returner.

  3. Comments: 1863
    Joined: 1/19/2016
    Aug 03, 2020 at 11:56 PM

    Ah, Peppers. Now you’re talkin

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