Among the reasons Penn State can win the Leaders Division all of them have been based off of in house success. The other teams in the division will also shape out how successful Penn state can become. Case and point are the Wisconsin Badgers. They are entering a season without Quarterback Russell Wilson and his presence will be missed. Enter ACC transfer Danny O’Brien, who choose Wisconsin over Penn State in the off season. O’Brien was one of the most sought after transfers coming out of Maryland. He lost the starting position in Maryland to C.J. Brown and has gone through three different offensive systems in three seasons. David Jones agrees that O’Brien is no Russell Wilson.
Well, Penn State’s most obvious rival for Leaders Division honors has another immigrant from the ACC installed as its quarterback. And former Maryland Terrapin Danny O’Brien, the ACC freshman of the year in 2010, has the potential to be a quality starting Big Ten QB.
I just don’t believe the Minnesota native is in Wilson’s league as a play maker. And that should make a big difference if the teams meet in another all-or-nothing, season-end showdown – this time in State College.
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Just as Matt McGloin’s success is vital to Penn State’s success so is that of Wisconsin’s and Danny O’Brien. Although Wisconsin might not need O’Brien to carry its team as much as the Nittany Lions need McGloin he should be an essential building block if Wisconsin is to make any noise in the Big Ten this season. Penn State and Wisconsin meet November 24th in Beaver Stadium likely to decide who plays in the Big Ten Championship game.
Part 5 coming tomorrow