Danny O'Brien to start for Badgers

Updated: August 20, 2012, 10:04 PM ET
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com

Quarterback Danny O'Brien will start Wisconsin's season opener against Northern Iowa, Badgers coach Bret Bielema announced Sunday night via Twitter.

In June, O'Brien transferred to Wisconsin from Maryland, where he made 17 starts the past two seasons and passed for 4,086 yards with 29 touchdowns and 18 interceptions. He graduated from Maryland in May and became eligible immediately at Wisconsin.

O'Brien said Monday that he felt confident in his ability to clinch the spot.

"I ...

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