Ann Arbor – The Michigan-Ohio State game has often pitted old friends and high school teammates, many from the two states, in the rivalry.
Michigan quarterback Jake Rudock and Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa, teammates on a national championship team from St. Thomas Aquinas in Ft. Lauderdale, are two of those who will be reunited when they face each other when Michigan plays Ohio State on Saturday at Michigan Stadium.
The two are good friends.
"It will be nice to see him," Rudock said after practice Tuesday night. "I don't want to see him too often, honestly, but it will nice to see him after the game."
Rudock, a graduate transfer from Iowa who will play in his first and only Michigan-Ohio State game, was a senior quarterback at St. Aquinas when Bosa was a sophomore.
Bosa is a 6-foot-6, 275-pound junior defensive end for the Buckeyes considered one of the top NFL prospects at his position. He leads the team in tackles for loss with 15 and has four sacks.
No wonder Rudock doesn't want to see him during the game.