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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: Nov 25, 2007
Posted on: March 8, 2012 3:39 pm
 

Badgers interest in O'Brien likely to increase

Of course CBS does NOT ``make up a lot of stories that gets people to wonder if it's even the truth,'' to quote cenatation. I suggest you get your facts straight before writing incorrect comments. Though O'Brien had said from the start he wanted to transfer to Vanderbilt because his former offensive coordinator is now the head coach at Vandy. UConn, which wanted a different quarterback, finally gave O'Brien permission to transfer anywhere as long as the new school offered a grad school major that Maryland did not offer. O'Brien, in turn, said he was considering additional schools, which include Wisconsin. He has not made a decision.
   



Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: March 8, 2012 3:36 pm
 

Badgers interest in O'Brien likely to increase

Excellent idea!!!! O'brien would fare very well at Whiskey....



Since: Nov 17, 2007
Posted on: March 8, 2012 3:27 pm
 

Badgers interest in O'Brien likely to increase

The Big 10 Championship Game next season is going to be a complete joke. It will pit an 8-4 Wisconsin team that will only be going because Ohio State cannot, against either Michigan or Michigan State, both of whom will have at least two, maybe three losses. I'm sure that Jim Delaney is going to be real happy with two teams barely in the top 25 (if even both are) battling it out for the right to get killed by Oregon or (heaven forbid) USC in the Rose Bowl. Thank the Lord Ohio State's bowl ban is ONLY one year. Someone has to represent the Big 10 in games that aren't against 2nd tier teams like Virginia Tech. Lord knows Wisconsin can't do it.

It must really spoil the season for you KNOWING exactly how everything will turn out. You lose out on the suspense, the anticipation, the drama, all of the good stuff as the season unfolds.

Unfortunately for you, with your absolute prescience, you can't enjoy any of that.

I pity you. You have nothing to look forward to. 



Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: March 8, 2012 3:26 pm
 

Badgers interest in O'Brien likely to increase

@Badgers Ballers

Last 2 BCS bowl games:

2011 Sugar Bowl OSU 31 Arkansas 26
2010 Rose Bowl OSU 26 Oregon 17

You were saying? Thats whay I thought.

And 2012?



Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: March 8, 2012 3:25 pm
 

Badgers interest in O'Brien likely to increase

O'Brien would be smart to transfer to UW, he would have incredible support in the backfield from Montee Ball and a typical bullish Wisconsin offensive line. 



Since: Feb 16, 2012
Posted on: March 8, 2012 3:18 pm
 

Badgers interest in O'Brien likely to increase

@Badgers Ballers

Last 2 BCS bowl games:

2011 Sugar Bowl OSU 31 Arkansas 26
2010 Rose Bowl OSU 26 Oregon 17

You were saying? Thats whay I thought.



Since: Feb 29, 2012
Posted on: March 8, 2012 3:13 pm
 

Badgers interest in O'Brien likely to increase

No, no recruiting problems at Wisconsin. They actuallly landed one of the top QB recruits in the country this year and he was supposed to compete for starting spot this year but he just underwent a procedure on his throwing shoulder to remove a cyst.



Since: Aug 4, 2007
Posted on: March 8, 2012 3:09 pm
 

Badgers interest in O'Brien likely to increase

Have you noticed that OSU is all Ohio fans really have?  I mean, all of their "professional" franchises are laughingstocks.
Hey Portland boy, go Occupy a tree!



Since: Jan 25, 2008
Posted on: March 8, 2012 2:52 pm
 

Badgers interest in O'Brien likely to increase

Someone has to represent the Big 10 in games that aren't against 2nd tier teams like Virginia Tech. Lord knows Wisconsin can't do it. 
You're right because OSU has really done well in bowl games recently. It's hilarious how arrogant O$U fans are, with the amount of money you pay your players you ought to have a pretty good team.



Since: Mar 6, 2010
Posted on: March 8, 2012 2:32 pm
 

Badgers interest in O'Brien likely to increase

The Big 10 Championship Game next season is going to be a complete joke. It will pit an 8-4 Wisconsin team that will only be going because Ohio State cannot, against either Michigan or Michigan State, both of whom will have at least two, maybe three losses. I'm sure that Jim Delaney is going to be real happy with two teams barely in the top 25 (if even both are) battling it out for the right to get killed by Oregon or (heaven forbid) USC in the Rose Bowl. Thank the Lord Ohio State's bowl ban is ONLY one year. Someone has to represent the Big 10 in games that aren't against 2nd tier teams like Virginia Tech. Lord knows Wisconsin can't do it.


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