Well, this isn't good. According to Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, former Maryland quarterback Danny O'Brien will be transferring to Wisconsin.
Somewhere, Matt McGloin breathes a sigh of relief (and gets to use the "Danny O'Brien would've been a good backup" joke). Bill O'Brien has to be a bit mystified if Potrykus' report turns out to be true, although Wisconsin's depth chart was unbelievably wide open at quarterback:
UW has only two healthy quarterbacks participating in spring practice – Joe Brenann and Joel Stave. Brenann will be a redshirt sophomore next season. He played in six games last season and completed 6 of 15 passes for 48 yards, with one interception. Stave, a walk-on from Whitnall High School, will be a redshirt freshman.
Curt Phillips is getting limited work in the spring while trying to come back from multiple knee injuries. The last game in which Phillips played was the 2009 regular-season finale at Hawaii. Jon Budmayr, who closed last spring as the No. 1 quarterback but never played a down after experiencing nerve problems in his throwing arm, is still out.
Basically, if you think Penn State has problems at quarterback, Wisconsin is a straight dumpster fire. Again, if the report is accurate, this leaves our three-headed monster of McGloin, Rob Bolden, and Paul Jones to battle it out for the next five months, and won't that be a pleasant, neverending point of discussion?
UPDATE: Yup. It's true.