Danny O'Brien Picks Wisconsin, Not Penn State

The Nittany Lions couldn't land the former Maryland quarterback, who now will be competing against them in the Big Ten.

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Danny O'Brien To Transfer To Wisconsin, Not Penn State

Former Maryland quarterback Danny O’Brien made his second visit to Penn State earlier this week, but that didn’t stop him from instead picking Wisconsin, where he’ll compete against the Nittany Lions rather than for them. The Washington Post notes that O’Brien follows Russell Wilson as another quarterback to move from the ACC to the Badgers.

O’Brien, who is expected to graduate from Maryland this spring and is originally from Minnesota, will have two years of football eligibility remaining. He was named ACC rookie of the year in 2010 before struggling through a 2011 season that was ended when he broke his non-throwing arm against Notre Dame on Nov. 12. He completed 150 of 266 passes for 1,648 yards with seven touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 2011.

Wisconsin will play Penn State on November 21.

O’Brien himself sounds excited about his decision:

I will always be a proud Terp alum, but am hungry to get after it and start my next chapter in Madison! Lots of hard work ahead.

Penn State certainly could have used O’Brien. The Nittany Lions have had troubles with Matt McGloin and Rob Bolden over the past two seasons. Both will return in 2012.

For more on Wisconsin football, check out Bucky’s 5th Quarter.

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Danny O'Brien Transfer News: Former Maryland QB Pays Second Visit To Penn State

Former Maryland quarterback Danny O'Brien visited Penn State for the second time on Monday. According to Ron Musselman of StateCollege.com, O'Brien watched the Nittany Lions practice on Monday.

Earlier in March, Penn State confirmed that it was one of the schools on O'Brien's radar after he was granted his release from Maryland. O'Brien also visited Mississippi State, and had other schools interested.

O'Brien would compete in spring practices with Matthew McGloin, Rob Bolden and Paul Jones for the team's quarterbacking job.

Last season, O'Brien threw for seven touchdowns and 10 interceptions for the Terrapins, piling up 1,648 passing yards in the process. He was granted his release from the Maryland program after wrapping up his undergraduate program there. According to NCAA rules, he is free to transfer to any school with a graduate program while using up his remaining eligibility.

Ben Jones of StateCollege.com tweeted this picture of O'Brien at the Penn State facilities.

Does this picture mark the end of the Danny O'Brien saga? on Twitpic

For more on Penn State football, check out Black Shoe Diaries. Also, check out this SB Nation Pittsburgh feature on Penn State's quarterback situation.

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Danny O'Brien Transfer News: Penn State's Bill O'Brien Addresses Rumors

STATE COLLEGE, Pa.--Penn State coach Bill O'Brien addressed rumors of Maryland quarterback transfer Danny O'Brien's interest in the program at the Nittany Lions' pro day on Wednesday at Holuba Hall.

"Danny does have an interest," O'Brien said. "He obviously was granted a release by the University of Maryland and contacted us. He's contacted a few other schools so I'd say we're one of many schools that he's looking at. But like I've said to our football team from the beginning, if I can do anything to improve the football team within the rules, whether it's a recruiting idea, or a scheme or a transfer, then I'm definitely going to look into it, and that's part of the process right now with Danny O'Brien."

The sophomore quarterback threw for 1,648 yards, seven touchdowns and 10 interceptions this past season with the Terrapins.

If he were to join the Penn State quarterback stable, he'd compete with Matthew McGloin, Rob Bolden and Paul Jones for the job. O'Brien said that trip will split reps equally during spring practice as things with the roster stand now. He said he'll form most of his opinions on the quarterback situation from what he sees in drills.

For the latest on Penn State football, be sure to stay tuned to SB Nation Pittsburgh.

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Danny O'Brien Transfer Rumors: Penn State Coach Bill O'Brien Confirms Interest In Nittany Lions

With the rumors that former Maryland quarterback Danny O'Brien has an interest in playing at Penn State this fall, new Nittany Lions head coach Bill O'Brien confirmed the quarterback's interest in playing for the program on Wednesday afternoon.

The head coach also announced the three quarterbacks that will compete at spring practice to be Penn State's starter for the upcoming season.

Matt McGloin and Robert Boldin split time at quarterback last season for Penn State. Paul Jones, who missed last season for academic problems, remains eligible at this point, yet it remains to be seen if he will be eligible this season.

For more on Penn State football, check out Black Shoe Diaries. Also, check out Tuesday's SB Nation Pittsburgh feature on Penn State's quarterback situation.

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Penn State Still Among Favorites To Land Former Maryland Quarterback Danny O'Brien, According To Report

Can the Nittany Lions sign the former Maryland quarterback to play for their team?

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