Gutsiest College Preseason Decisions

Text: Cory McCartney,
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Danny O'Brien Joins Wisconsin

They are the moves that will help to shape the 2012 college football season. From the transfers of key players to a true freshman being named starting QB for a top 25 team, these are some of the gutsiest preseason decisions.

The ACC Rookie of the Year for Maryland in 2010 when he threw for 2,438 yards and 22 TDs, Danny O'Brien struggled last season under first-year coach Randy Edsall, tossing 10 interceptions to seven touchdowns in nine games. Because he graduated from Maryland in three years, he still had two years of eligibility remaining, and after visits to Ole Miss, Penn State, Vanderbilt and Wisconsin, on March 28 chose the Badgers, where he'll team with Heisman finalist RB Montee Ball.

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