Danny O'Brien has now left both Wisconsin and Maryland, reportedly

Maryland's one-time quarterback of the future picked Wisconsin as his new home, but is now on the move again.

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Former Maryland QB O'Brien leaving Wisconsin

The Danny O'Brien experiment didn't pan out at Wisconsin, as the one-time Maryland starter will move on after being benched early in the Badgers' 2012 season and failing to regain his starter status.

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Danny O'Brien Named Wisconsin Starter At QB By Bret Bielema On Twitter

Danny O'Brien will be Wisconsin's starting quarterback in 2012. We know this because Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema told us so on Twitter:

O'Brien transferred to Wisconsin from Maryland in the offseason, giving Bielema his second straight big-ish name transfer quarterback from an ACC school. O'Brien has significantly less on his resume than N.C. State transfer Russell Wilson, who led the Badgers to the Rose Bowl in the 2011 season, but he beat out senior Curt Phillips and freshman Jon Stave for the starter's job.

Wisconsin opens its season on Sept. 1 at home against Northern Iowa, which should be a perfunctory entry exam for O'Brien. The Badgers' first game against a BCS conference foe comes the week after, when they travel to Oregon State.

For more on Badgers football, visit Wisconsin blog Bucky's 5th Quarter, plus Big Ten blog Off Tackle Empire.

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Danny O'Brien To Transfer To Wisconsin, According To Multiple Reports

Former Maryland Terrapins quarterback Danny O'Brien will be the next ACC quarterback to join the Wisconsin Badgers, Jeff Potrykus reported Wednesday. Bruce Feldman confirmed the news shortly after. No Vanderbilt visit? That would be quite a surprise, but here we go.

O'Brien left the Terps after a rocky sophomore season that saw Randy Edsall's roster torn apart by evacuees. He's visited Ole Miss as well, not to mention Penn State twice, but Bret Bielema's Badgers offer an enticing position. Last year, fellow transfer Russell Wilson took the starting job for one year, producing a Rose Bowl trip. The Badgers return Montee Ball, but have major offensive line losses to patch up.

O'Brien was the ACC's 2010 Rookie of the Year before losing the starting job at one point in 2011, his only year under Gary Crowton in College Park.

No word yet on Max Garcia, who left Maryland at the same time as O'Brien and is expected to land with a SEC school.

For more on Badgers football, visit Wisconsin blog Bucky's 5th Quarter, plus Big Ten blog Off Tackle Empire.

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Danny O'Brien, Max Garcia Free To Transfer To Vanderbilt, According To Report

The Maryland Terrapins three -- quarterback Danny O'Brien, offensive lineman Max Garcia, and linebacker Mario Rowson -- could end up playing for the Vanderbilt Commodores after all. Randy Edsall has freed the three departing Terps to transfer to Vandy if they so desire, reports Jeff Barker of the Baltimore Sun.

While it's not a done deal that they will rejoin James Franklin in Nashville, it would be a strong bet that at least one of them will. O'Brien seems to have made it clear he's very interested in Vandy, with his family planning to appeal Edsall's restriction, even if only to provide one more option. Garcia, meanwhile, has drawn interest from pretty much the entire SEC East.

The players are still restricted from playing for other ACC teams, according to Barker. That's the sort of restriction that actually at least makes competitive sense, whether it's fair to the athlete or not.

For more on Terps football, visit Maryland blog Testudo Times, plus SB Nation DC.

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Danny O'Brien Officially Transferring From Maryland Football, Along With Two Teammates

The Maryland Terrapins announced Monday that quarterback Danny O'Brien, along with offensive lineman Max Garcia and linebacker Mario Rowson, will transfer elsewhere. O'Brien and Garcia had been reportedly interested in transferring since last week, while Rowson is a surprise for many of us. This makes 12 transfers who've left since Randy Edsall took over.

Particularly harsh timing for the Terps, since O'Brien seemed to be one of the factors that helped Maryland land star receiver recruit Stefon Diggs. O'Brien hosted Diggs on a visit just before his weekend announcement. Whether this news will have any affect on Diggs remains to be seen.

O'Brien was named the ACC's 2010 Rookie of the Year before struggling as a sophomore under a new offensive coordinator. Talk will now resume of him playing at any number of SEC or Big Ten schools, with former coach James Franklin's Vanderbilt looking like a reasonable possibility. And Wisconsin's kind of got the importing-ACC-quarterbacks thing down.

For more on Terps football, visit Maryland blog Testudo Times, plus SB Nation DC.

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Danny O'Brien Apparently Denies Maryland Transfer Report

Wednesday, news broke that Maryland Terrapins quarterback Danny O'Brien has become the next to inform Randy Edsall he'll transfer out of College Park. Moments later -- while Big Ten and SEC fans were already figuring out how to call dibs -- a message appeared via O'Brien's Twitter account, denying the whole thing:

Testudo Times@testudotimes !!! RT @DannyOBrien5 Contrary to rumor, I am still a Terp.

He really would've been an interesting fit with the Vanderbilt Commodores, too, where he'd be reunited with James Franklin. Still, if he's sticking around, that would answer the question of why in the world he hosted recruit Stefon Diggs on a visit just a few days ago.

Though Maryland's quarterback depth chart -- and entire depth chart -- remains in flux, Maryland fans appear quite relieved to see they're apparently not losing the 2010 ACC Rookie of the Year after all. Pretty weird hour there.

For more on the Terps, visit Maryland blog Testudo Times and SB Nation DC.

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