Wisconsin QB Danny O’Brien not returning to Badgers in 2013
Wisconsin quarterback Danny O’Brien has decided to leave the Badgers after only one season in Madison.
ESPN is reporting that O’Brien notified his former high school football coach Todd Willert that he would not be returning to the Badgers for the 2013 football season.
This news comes after the departure of head coach Brett Bielema to Arkansas and the emergence of Joel Stave and Curt Philips that has pushed O’Brien into a secondary role in the Wisconsin offense. In a statement posted on The Baltimore Sun, O’Brien confirmed the news saying, “I just got my release.”
O’Brien played in seven games for the Badgers and even started the opener for Wisconsin in 2012. The quarterback earned 523 yards and three touchdowns but was later replaced by teammate Stave.
While the future of Wisconsin quarterbacks is still fairly clear with the competition between Stave and Philips, the future of O’Brien’s football career on the other hand is not. With one year of eligibility remaining, O’Brien could seek out another school. However, his possible destinations are currently unknown.