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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.