Found March 28, 2012 on Fox Sports Wisconsin:
MADISON, Wis. In the business world, few people are hailed as saviors of a company before ever setting foot in the office for their first day on the job.No matter how talented an individual, most folks understand it usually takes time and patience to comprehend all the complex nuances required to succeed in any profession.Does a young lawyer win a million-dollar case after one week with a firm? Does a writer earn a Pulitzer Prize on a first story attempt? It would be unfair and unreasonable to expect such brilliance instantly.But in the world of major college football, fans tend to throw common sense out the window because of the passion they feel for their favorite teams. They expect immediate success, and any other result is deemed unacceptable.Danny O'Brien is no lawyer or writer. He is a college quarterback, and he just walked into a situation at the University of Wisconsin that demands he excel quickly.Though it might not be fair, O'Brien's decision to become Wisco...

Marylands OBrien will transfer to Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. For the second straight season, the University of Wisconsin football team will solve its quarterback problems with a graduate transfer student. Given that worked out pretty well with Russell Wilson last season, Badgers football coach Bret Bielema was pleased to announce Wednesday that Danny O'Brien, who started 17 games at Maryland in the past two years, has committed...

Wisconsin signs Maryland QB Danny O'Brien

Former Maryland quarterback Danny O'Brien has committed to playing for Wisconsin. Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema announced the addition on Wednesday, which fills a gap for the Badgers following the departure of Russell Wilson. Like O'Brien, Wilson took advantage of an NCAA rule that allows players who have graduated not to have to sit out a year. Wilson played one year for...

Episode 108: Reaction to Danny O’Brien signing with Wisconsin

Brief discussion with Andy Coppens of Madtown Badgers On Wednesday quarterback Danny O’Brien was officially introduced as the newest member of the Wisconsin Badgers. So much for that Penn State sweatshirt I suppose. Danny O'Brien, heading to the land of cheese. Photo: US Presswire. This is the second season in a row Wisconsin has welcomed a quarterback transfer from the ACC...

Roots and Roses Lure O'Brien to Wisconsin

One word from Danny O'Brien pretty much summed up his reasons for coming to Wisconsin and that was "home."  O'Brien made it clear that football and academics played a key role in his decision to come to Wisconsin on Wednesday afternoon when he spoke to the media.  He also made it clear that the winning tradition at Wisconsin was equally enticing. "There...

Wisconsin Badgers new “free agent signing” at QB: Maryland’s Danny O’Brien

Fresh off the success of last year’s so-called “rent-a-player” or “free agent quarterback signing” Russell Wilson, the Wisconsin Badgers inked another prominent college football transfer: Maryland’s Danny O’Brien. The junior will have two years of eligibility in Madison beginning this fall. They had been in the hunt for Notre Dame signal caller Dayne Crist, but he...

Southward has gone from athlete to player

MADISON, Wis. Dezmen Southward won't soon forget his first day of organized football, if for no other reason than the embarrassing ordeal of properly dressing himself in practice gear. "I actually put my pads on backwards the first day," Southward said. "I had my knee pads on my thighs. It was pretty bad. I had no idea what to do. I was lost." This might...

Bielema gives Badgers a large spring break

MADISON, Wis. A quirk in the class schedule means Wisconsin's football team receives a reprieve from spring practice beginning Friday. That's when spring break officially begins, which gives Badgers players more than one full week to recuperate from the first four practices of spring ball. Though Thursday represented the team's first spring practice in full pads, the...

Dont expect Badgers to fade next season

MADISON, Wis. With the game clock winding down and Wisconsin's basketball team in desperate need of a bucket to save its season against Syracuse, every person on the court knew which player would have the ball in his hands. Badgers point guard Jordan Taylor had been instrumental in leading his team's improbable NCAA tournament comeback, but faced with a one-point deficit...

Report: Danny O'Brien to follow in Russell Wilson's footsteps

Danny O'Brien spent Monday afternoon in State College, Pennsylvania to take in Penn State's first spring football practice. Photos of him in a Penn State sweatshirt and windbreaker caused a frenzy among the Nittany faithful. Now, it appears, all of that commotion was for nothing. Danny O'Brien is "poised" to join the Wisconsin Badgers, according Jeff Potrykus...

Wisconsin Loves ACC Quarterbacks, Danny O'Brien Is Off To Madison

First Ruseell Wilson, now Danny O'Brien.For the second year in a row the Wisconsin Badgers will have a former ACC quarterback on the roster. 2010 ACC Rookie of the Year Danny O'Brien is taking his talents to Madison to play quarterback for the Badgers.Landing an ACC quarterback transfer has worked out for Wisconsin. Last year Russell Wilson came from North Carolina State...

Small-School Receiver Has Big-Time Potential

When Wisconsin held its pro day, the Badgers' Nick Toon wasn't the only impressive wide receiver on the field. A former Division III football and basketball standout had a big day in front of scouts, and is seen as a potential Owen Daniels-type player.

QB Injuries Forced the O'Brien Move

If Wisconsin and head coach Bret Bielema had a cabinet full of healthy quarterbacks, the Badgers wouldn't been players again on the 'free agency' market. But with injuries to Jon Budmayr, Bart Houston and Curt Phillips and with the good fit O'Brien was with his players, it was a smart move for Bielema and UW to make.

Grading the Basketball Badgers: Jared Berggren

It's day two in our Grading the Basketball Badgers series and it's Jared Berggren's turn under the microscope.   If you missed our first player in the series, the Madison Microwave himself you can find our look at Ben Brust by clicking here.  But here is our look at Jared Berggren's 2011-12 season. One of the biggest question marks entering the 2011-12 season...

Ex-Terp QB Danny O'Brien Transfers To Wisconsin

Madison, WI (Sports Network) - A year after Russell Wilson guided Wisconsin to a Big Ten title and an appearance in the Rose Bowl, the Badgers added another coveted graduate transfer quarterback on Wednesday. Danny O'Brien, who started 17 games at Maryland over the last two years, will transfer to Wisconsin. "We're excited that Danny has chosen to attend Wisconsin...
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