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PostSubject: Former Terp QB Danny O'Brien Transfers to Wisconsin   Former Terp QB Danny O'Brien Transfers to Wisconsin EmptySat Mar 31, 2012 6:10 pm

Maryland Transfer Danny O'Brien Elects to Join Wisconsin

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The situations are so alike that Danny O'Brien had to go out of his way to remind everybody that he's not the same player as Russell Wilson.

If he achieves similar results, though, Wisconsin's latest push for a transfer quarterback who can play right away will become another example of Badgers coach Bret Bielema's ability to reel in a quick fix for a significant void on his roster.

Bielema announced Wednesday that O'Brien, a starter for most of the past two seasons at Maryland, had committed to play for Wisconsin. It was the second year in a row the Badgers have snapped up a high-profile quarterback who was looking to leave an Atlantic Coast Conference school, following Wilson's move from North Carolina State.

But O'Brien said he didn't really rely on Wilson for advice about Wisconsin, and Wilson's runaway success with the Badgers last season wasn't the only factor that made him choose Madison.

"The fact that he kind of showed that it's possible was big," O'Brien said on a conference call with reporters. "At the same time, I'm a different player."

Like Wilson, O'Brien is taking advantage of an NCAA rule that allows players who already have graduated to transfer without sitting out a year. Wilson had one standout season for the Badgers after leaving North Carolina State and quitting minor league baseball.

Now comes O'Brien, who said he will graduate from Maryland in mid-May. He'll have two years of eligibility remaining at Wisconsin.

O'Brien also reportedly considered Penn State and Vanderbilt, among other schools. He suggested that his final decision more or less came down to Penn State and Wisconsin.

"It was close, and it was a very tough decision," O'Brien said.

O'Brien said he intends to get his hands on a Wisconsin playbook as soon as it's allowed under NCAA rules, and will move to Madison in June to start getting ready.

Randy Edsall is making the Terps a joke again. Though I did like rooting for the Badgers this past year and this will make it even easier to do so.

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