O'Brien out 12 weeks to recover from a broken bone in left arm

Edsall says O'Brien won't be able to graduate early

November 15, 2011|By Don Markus

At his weekly news conference Tuesday in College Park, Maryland football coach Randy Edsall said that injured quarterback Danny O'Brien would need about 12 weeks to recover from a broken bone in his left arm suffered in last Saturday's 45-21 loss to Notre Dame at FedEx Field.

Edsall said he expected O'Brien to be back in the spring competing for the starting job with C.J. Brown. But later, when asked about speculation that O'Brien might transfer after graduating in the spring, Edsall made an interesting comment that is bound to stir things up among the Maryland faithful - and maybe in O'Brien's family.

"I don't know if he can graduate based on the records I have," Edsall said. "He's very happy here.I have no knowledge of that (O'Brien transferring) happening or anything."

There has been speculation that O'Brien, a redshirt sophomore, will transfer to another Football Bowl Subdivision school based on the fact that he can play there as a graduate student as long as Maryland doesn't have the same program. Unlike most in his situation, O'Brien would have two years of eligibility remaining.

Brown will start Saturday at Wake Forest, and Edsall said that wide receiver Tony Logan, who played quarterback in high school, could wind up as the backup quarterback against the Demon Deacons.

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