The Russell Wilson-Wisconsin marriage was a fruitful one. So much so that the Badgers went the transfer route again when Wilson graduated. They found Maryland’s Danny O’Brien, who had been a quality starter for the Terrapins. He was the freshman of the year in the ACC after 22 touchdowns and eight interceptions in 2010.
But O'Briens first season in Madison did not produce the same results, even though Wisconsin won another Big Ten championship* and appeared in the Rose Bowl.
O’Brien appeared in just seven games with inconsistent results. He completed more than 60 percent of his passes for 523 yards, three touchdowns and one interception, and was benched in favor of senior Curt Phillips and freshman Joel Stave. Since his stellar rookie campaign, O'Brien has thrown 10 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
It appears now that the O’Brien experiment is over.