By Don Markus
The Baltimore Sun
3:24 PM EDT, September 2, 2012
Randy Edsallsaid he isn’t looking back on what happened last season at Maryland, so I won’t either.
But that doesn’t mean I won’t be watching what Danny O’Brien is doing at Wisconsin this season, and I’m sure a few Terps fans were checking out the internet Saturday while Maryland was struggling to beat William & Mary at Byrd Stadium behind freshman quarterback Perry Hills.
For those who hadn’t heard what the former Maryland quarterback had done in his debut with the Badgers, it certainly had to make you think what O’Brien might have done in Mike Locksley’s new offense in College Park rather than Matt Canada’s new offense in Madison.
O’Brien would likely not have completed 19 of 23 passes for 219 yards and two touchdowns for the Terps, as he did for Wisconsin in its 26-21 win over Northern Iowa. Last I checked, Maryland doesn’t have a Montee Ball on its roster or the kind of offensive line O’Brien has protecting him.
Given the pressure on O’Brien this season in succeeding Russell Wilson, who was nearly sainted by the fans at Camp Randall Stadium and is now starting for the Seattle Seahakws, his debut was more than impressive.
I guess he’s all in.
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