I know what that stands for...
Danny O'Brien to Wisconsin? (EDIT: Confirmed by Bruce Feldman)
This practice has the potential to bite Wisconisin in the butt. High School senior QBs might shy away from committing to the Badgers because they keep bringing in these mercinaries. What happens when there's no Grad School transfer avaialble for a particular year and the QB cupboard is bare in Madison?
"What happens when there's no Grad School transfer avaialble for a particular year and the QB cupboard is bare......?"
If memory serves then Nick Sheridan and Steven Threat happen.
You could NEVER confuse Threet for threat.
Why not? In earlier posts i confused Chysler with Crisler and called the Packers back-up QB Wynn, not Flynn.
My ability to screw up the spelling of names knows no bounds. Luckily for me I'm at least phonetically in the right area code so other people can follow what i'm talking about.
I think you missed the joke.
It was a play on words. "Threet" was never a "threat" to other teams while he was our QB. Therefore, you would never confuse Threet for a threat. He say that cos it's the opposite. Is funny.
Edit: I still can't figure out the embed thing
So you're saying I not only misspelled his name i also missed the joke poking fun at my misspelling of his name?
An awesome daily double of fail. I'm on a ROLL.
Hey look at that, brilliant minds and all.
Come on Wisky! Live and die by the transfer for another year? They do have a good freshman 4* QB from Cali named Bart Houston coming in.
[EDIT] For a minute I thought you were talking about the old Michigan recruit that went to Tennesee.
Is he actually any good? If I was looking at the right stats, I wasn't all that impressed. He's no Wilson.
We'll see what he can do when playing for a coach he likes and with a team that doesn't quit out from underneath him halfway through the season and without a clown for an offensive coordinator and with an offensive line that's worth a shit.
without uniforms that make you look like a ruptured spleen.
This guy just doesn't seem to have the upside that Wilson did. Wisconsin might be bettter because of him, but not like last year. Atleast he'll have time to develop with the ridiculous out of conference schedule they play.
But he's got to be as good as Stocco right? That was also a really good UW team without amazing QB play.
Bielema better not be getting used to bringing in transfers. If I was a QB looking at Wisconsin, they'd seem a little suspect to me right now.
I know the situation for some of the guys that Bielema has recruited hasn't been ideal, especially on the injury front, but at some point you need to show a little faith in the guys that you recruited. Otherwise you're going to scare a lot of recruits away.
Two of the back ups, I believe, might not actually ever play football again due to their injuries. One has a nerve condition, and the other has already had like 3 knee sugeries. Plus their incoming freshman is also recovering from surgery. They're kind of at the point where they literally don't have any options other than a transfer.
Glad to see Feldman landed on his feet at CBS after being ousted from ESPN by Craig James, the alleged hooker slayer.
Wisconsin can do this very year as far as I'm concerned. Sure, Russell Wilson was good. But having QBs who are playing their first year in an offense, with new coaches and teammates with no chemistry will not always work that well. Russell Wilson was very athletic, and very well liked. It was a perfect situation last year, because the team returned a ton of talent, but didn't have a QB.
Replacing your starter with a guy who has practiced the offense for a couple years, taken snaps from the center for a couple years, thrown to his receivers for a couple years and has relationships with the players is a much better recipe. This guy isn't even going to make it for much of spring ball.
It's going to create some resentment within the team. Their friends, who've they've gone to war with in practices, are getting passed over for some dude they don't know who hasn't earned anything. Guess it works as long as you're winning the Big Ten. But it seems like a chemistry problem eventually.
To an extent, perhaps, but it's not like the guy coming in is guaranteed anything. Football is competitive, and if you're a QB, and the team brings in another one, you have to compete with him. It's no different than bringing in a high profile recruit, or a JUCO. Going in to fall camp, these guys know the best player will play, regardless of how long that guy has been on the team. And I'm sure the other players want as many guys who will help them win as possible.
Some further reading on the interweb led me to this old article -
It details how the SEC is against the graduate transfer rule for players with only one year of eligibility left. Which makes sense, because the SEC has never really been for the players anyways. I like the snark in this quote -
"We're not interested in athletes coming for the purpose of one year and then moving on," Slive said. Really? You aren't? Someone should have told that to Gerald Wallace, John Wall, Eric Bledsoe, DeMarcus Cousins, Daniel Orton, Brandon Knight and Tobias Harris, who all recently spent one year playing basketball at Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee before moving on. The SEC didn't pass a rule Friday to keep those types of athletes from enrolling at SEC schools, because doing so would have put the league at a competitive disadvantage.
Good luck trying to get an actual top high school recruit to come to Madison...
Super HALOL. Who would want to play for a perennial Rose Bowl team anyway? And what receiver would want to go to a team that always made sure they had solid QB play? HALOLOL!
I assume he was referring to attracting QB recruits, which is a very fair point.
Not really. This is not a situation that is specific to QBs, it just so happened to be a QB both times. And I'm sure no recruit really expect Wisconsin to do this on a regular basis. It's not like Wisconsin has a history of bringing in top QB prospects anyway, and any QB they are recruiting won't hardly be here when O'Brien is anyway.
Well, it'll be two years in a row now. Not exactly a vote of confidence for the guys they have recruited and developed the last several years. Plus, it's not like Bielema has shown a great ability to recruit high caliber QBs to begin with. What it tells me is that they haven't done well developing their own recruits, and had to go this route to upgrade, which sends a weird message to future position recruits considering the program.
is clearly not good for (1) players on the team who lose their quarterback; (2) quarterbacks on the team who gain a new starting graduate quarterback. Maryland players are likely to suffer negative consequences just as NC State players suffered last year. In 2010, with Wilson as QB, NC State was 9-4. After Wilson departed for Wisconsin, NC State sunk to 8-5. Although Wilson's replacement (Glennon) had a great year (3,000 yards passing, 136 qb rating, 31 TD vs. 12 INT), he was not the threat that Wilson posed (3,000+ yards passing, 192 qb rating, 33 TD vs 4 INT) while functioning in a new offense. The last starting QB for Wisconsin was recruited in 2006. My guess is that they will not be able to recruit a single 4 or 5 star qb for some time.
Number one is a little silly. Players transfer all the time. Disallowing a transfer because the team won't be as good and the remaining players will suffer is just silly. Also - who cares about the other QBs? If a coach thinks there is a need at QB and goes out and gets one, then that's his job. This same thing happens in all other transfers, as well as in recruiting. If Beilein brings in a transfer PG this year, is that a bad thing too?
I also think everyone is overstating the effect on Wisco QB recruiting. In the 11 years that Rivals shows, Wisconsin has signed two 4 star QBs: Tyler Donovan in 2003 and Curt Phillips in 2008. Like every Big Ten team not named Michigan, OSU or PSU, Wisconsin has largely had 3-star QBs anyway. This thought that they won't be able to recruit blue chip signal callers implies that they were able to before.
guard for one year.
(edit) wrong Danny O..nvm
Good for him. To bad he will have to go against our o line the next couple years.