For the time being Danny O’Brien is still a Terp. I can’t understand how anyone in the media could say that the transfer was going to happen and then it didnt!! Now a maelstrom has been created and Danny is somewhat backed into a corner. From the second the rumors started, I really could not believe it was happening. I talked with Danny last Wednesday at the recruiting celebration and as usual he was upbeat, anxious to host Stefon Diggs that weekend, and looking forward to working with Locksley.
Danny is a great kid and has represented Maryland and Terrapin nation in a great fashion. But here’s my take on his potential transfer and I hope he reads this. The grass might seem greener somewhere else but I doubt that it is. Yes Danny will have to compete with CJ for the starting job but anywhere he goes the same is true. Danny is the man here and his chances of starting at Maryland in his last 2 seasons are excellent in my opinion.
Some look at Russell Wilson and say this could happen to Danny. Well maybe it could but at Vanderbilt or Delaware? Joe Flacco was one of a kind but what I believe what the Ravens loved most about him was his incredibly powerful arm not his body of work. Vanderbilt? 6-6—No guarantee to start –these are steps backward.
Danny is in the business school, has worked for Under Armour, and has a tremendously bright future in or out of football. I am sure he is being tugged 100 ways but Danny sit back and relax, there is no urgency to the decision. You were born to be a Terp.
We will never know if all the turmoil has had an effect on the decision of Stefon Diggs. Friday night we will find out. But if Danny winds up staying at Maryland and Diggs goes elsewhere, the rumor sensationalists will have done damage to my beloved Terps.