As expected, Wisconsin head football coach Bret Bielema picked transfer

Danny O’Brien

quarterback Danny O’Brien as the Badgers quarterback to start the season. 

Bielema made the announcement via Twitter on Sunday, saying O’Brien would start the opener on Sept. 1 against Northern Iowa.  O’Brien won the job over senior Curt Phillips and redshirt freshman Joel Stave.

O’Brien comes to the Badgers with 17 starts under his belt at Maryland.

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