Posted-August 29th, 2012 12:05 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The comparisons between new Wisconsin quarterback Danny O'Brien and predecessor Russell Wilson are inevitable, given their similar backgrounds. Both players transferred from ACC schools and were eligible to play right away.
But going into the 12th-ranked Badgers' season opener against Northern Iowa on Saturday, coach Bret Bielema hopes people give O'Brien some leeway to establish himself without facing unrealistic expectations.
Running back Montee Ball says Wilson was a "freak" talent, and the team just needs O'Brien "to play how he has been playing this entire fall camp."
O'Brien knows the comparisons to Wilson will come, but says he's doing his best to put them aside.
(Copyright Associated Press)
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