Jake Rudock threw for 278 yards and three touchdowns and Michigan's defense dominated throughout in the No. 17 Wolverines' 41-7 victory over No. 19 Florida on Friday in the Citrus Bowl.
Michigan finished 10-3 and Jim Harbaugh nabbed his first Bowl game since returning to the college ranks.
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After the game, his former quarterback in the NFL, 49ers passer Colin Kaepernick, congratulated his ex-coach.
Congrats @CoachJim4UM for the 10 win season and the huge bowl victory!
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) January 1, 2016
Thanks, Kap! Much appreciated, means a lot! All the best in 2016! https://t.co/0pVMSZWedZ
— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) January 1, 2016
Harbaugh drafted Kaepernick No. 36 overall in the 2011 NFL Draft out of Nevada-Reno. It was Harbaugh's first draft as an NFL head coach.
Kaepernick played for Harbaugh from 2011-2014, starting 39 regular-season games during that time, while appearing in two NFC Championships and a Super Bowl.
Harbaugh and the 49ers parted ways after the 2014 season where the team finished 8-8. He signed on as the Michigan Wolverines head football coach in Dec. 2014.
Kaepernick, in his third full year as a starter, was benched in favor of Blaine Gabbert before being placed on season-ending injured reserve due to a torn labrum.