IOWA CITY, Iowa – Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard said the Hawkeyes are “his team” now that former starter Jake Rudock is set to transfer.
Beathard, a Battle Ground Academy graduate, spoke to reporters Wednesday for the first time since coach Kirk Ferentz released a depth chart in January with Beathard listed ahead of Rudock, a two-year starter.
Beathard said he didn’t have any plans to leave the Hawkeyes if Rudock had remained the starter. But Beathard added that he felt that he was a better athlete and that he could “do more things” than Rudock during competition ahead of a 45-28 bowl loss to Tennessee.
Beathard took most of the snaps against the Vols, and Ferentz announced last week that Rudock intends to play his final season elsewhere.