Badgers football team gets another immediately eligible transfer QB
- Blog Post by: Michael Rand
- March 28, 2012 - 12:21 PM
The Badgers football program, which apparently is no longer able to recruit and develop quarterbacks by purely legitimate means, has landed another immediately eligible transfer. Per the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:
Former Maryland quarterback Danny O’Brien has chosen to transfer to Wisconsin.
A handful of schools expressed interest in O'Brien, who visited UW, Penn State and Ole Miss. UW has only two healthy quarterbacks participating in spring practice – Joe Brenann and Joel Stave.
Yes, this is the "Russell Wilson Rule" in play all over again. And yes, Gophers hoops fans are hoping this same rule might net the local squad Trent Lockett next season.
In essence, as we understand it, NCAA rules say a player who graduates with eligibility remaining can transfer to another school and be eligible immediately as long as that player enrolls in a graduate program not offered at his previous school. It's not a bad rule. But the Badgers seem particularly adept at exploiting it when it comes to talented QBs.
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