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Badgers interest in O'Brien likely to increase

Posted on: March 8, 2012 1:17 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

In 2011 accepting a transfer quarterback from the ACC worked out well for Wisconsin when Russell Wilson helped lead the team to its second consecutive Rose Bowl and a victory in the first Big Ten Championship Game. Now it looks like the Badgers may be looking to take that route once again in 2012.

Former Maryland quarterback Danny O'Brien has said already that he'd consider Wisconsin when he transfers.

What is likely to increase Wisconsin's interest in O'Brien, aside from his ability, is that quarterback Jon Budmayr suffered a setback in his recovery from an elbow issue that has been bothering him last summer. An issue that puts Budmayr's future as a quarterback in serious doubt, and leaves the Badgers without a lot of depth at the quarterback position right now.

From the Wisconsin State Journal:
The situation is desperate enough that the Badgers are expected to make a strong push to land O’Brien, who announced he is transferring after the spring semester and has expressed interest in UW.

A UW source indicated the Badgers would like to get O’Brien, but Bielema declined comment when asked about the chance of bringing in an outside quarterback.
O'Brien graduates from Maryland this spring, so just like Russell Wilson, he won't have to sit out a year before being able to suit up with the Badgers. Which is important for Wisconsin as adding O'Brien would make them the clear favorite in the Big Ten's Leaders Division as Ohio State isn't eligible for postseason play in 2012.

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Comments

Since: Jun 9, 2011
Posted on: March 8, 2012 8:35 pm
 

Badgers interest in O'Brien likely to increase

who cares about ohio state or michigan in a story written by danny obrien and wisconsin



Since: Feb 17, 2011
Posted on: March 8, 2012 8:27 pm
 

Badgers interest in O'Brien likely to increase

Barracuda- Torrey Smith runs a go route and thats about all, L.Williams was an undrafted free agent who plays special teams and D.Scott was inactive most of the Giants games. Williams and Scott did not even have never got seasons so to say he had NFL talent all around him is not at all the case.  Danny will have a much better NFL career then all 3 of those guys by far.  Like the other guy said this year I would put 90% blame on Crowton and Edsall, and next year won't be any better because CJ Brown can't throw the ball and UM didn't fire Edsall



Since: Jan 9, 2012
Posted on: March 8, 2012 8:13 pm
 

Badgers interest in O'Brien likely to increase

Actually his sophmore season was a disaster due to the lousy OC and the crappy scheme they ran at Maryland. He will excel at Wisconsin should he go there as they always have could O-line to protect the QB and normally have a good running game.



Since: Jan 14, 2010
Posted on: March 8, 2012 7:48 pm
 

Badgers interest in O'Brien likely to increase

O'Brien was good as a freshman because he had 2 NFL receivers and an NFL running back.  Torrey Smith was an absolute beast.  His success with the Ravens is no fluke.  Without those guys he wasn't that great.  So, if he has the talent around him, he can excel.  If not, he won't. 



Since: Sep 30, 2007
Posted on: March 8, 2012 7:22 pm
 

Badgers interest in O'Brien likely to increase

Lol Chris_Brown. By the end of the night your post is going to be removed by an admin anyways. So what was the point of saying that?



Since: Jan 13, 2007
Posted on: March 8, 2012 7:19 pm
 

Badgers interest in O'Brien likely to increase

Classy post chris_ brown...............are you 10 or 12 ?......using those big cuss words make you sound so cool.......dork.....keep bottom feeding in the BIG Illini fan....



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: March 8, 2012 7:04 pm
 

Badgers interest in O'Brien likely to increase

it worked out well for Gabe Carmimi and Joe Thomas,so do the rest of the world a favor,and take your Ohio State Fuckeye fans and shove 'em up your ass,us Bears/Illini/Wildcat/Boilermaker fans are sick to death of u fags shooting your mouth off



Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: March 8, 2012 6:44 pm
 

Badgers interest in O'Brien likely to increase

O'Brien could florish in Wisconsin.  He had an exceptional 2010 season under Marylandcoach Ralph Freighen but soon struggled under the offense pressures of Randy Edsall.  With Wisconsin's O-Line, running game and ball control game, Danny could manage the offense and occassionally stretch the field with his better than average arm and accuracy.  I hope it works for Danny and the Badgers!  We'll miss him in the ACC.



Since: Jan 13, 2007
Posted on: March 8, 2012 6:34 pm
 

Badgers interest in O'Brien likely to increase

free_safety and Dalemite.......let us just agree on one thing,neither of you two like MichiganLaughing



Since: Jul 28, 2009
Posted on: March 8, 2012 5:37 pm
 

Badgers interest in O'Brien likely to increase

hey dale i am not 'acting' like osu is good in BCS bowls.   they ARE.   5-3 with the vacated 2010 season.  6-3 with that season.  tied for usc most bcs wins ever.   you are making a fool of yourself    how did osu give the conf. a black eye for almost a decade?    5 BCS wins is 5 times as many as wisconsin's 1, so shove it.   try to hold your rose bowl opponent to under 40 points for starters.


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