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Vandy reportedly not a transfer option for Danny O’Brien

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Based on his prior relationship with James Franklin, it was thought that, once Danny O’Brien‘s transfer from Maryland came to fruition, Vanderbilt would be a likely landing spot for the quarterback.

As it turns out, and barring a successful appeal, that will not be possible.

Both the Baltimore Sun and Washington Post report that, while O’Brien was given a release from his Terps scholarship, it wasn’t unconditional.  The stipulations in the release reportedly include no schools in the ACC (standard); no schools on Maryland’s non-conference schedule (again, standard) the next two years, which eliminates such options as Temple, UConn and West Virginia; and, finally, no transfer to Vanderbilt (standard pettiness).

No reason was given as to why O’Brien is not permitted to transfer to the Commodores.  Vandy plays in the SEC and is not on the Terps’ non-conference schedule the next seven years let alone the two years of eligibility O’Brien will have if he graduates, as expected, later this academic year.

Franklin was Maryland’s offensive coordinator before leaving to become the head coach at Vandy in December of 2010.  O’Brien was a member of Maryland’s 2009 recruiting class, was recruited by Franklin and maintained a relationship for the coach after his departure for the Commodores.  It doesn’t take a rocket surgeon to figure out the likely reason why the Maryland football program took the vindictive, petty road in keeping Vandy off O’Brien’s transfer table.

As noted, O’Brien can appeal Maryland’s decision to include Vandy in the list of schools to which he is not permitted to transfer.  It’s unclear whether the player will pursue that option.

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9 Responses to “Vandy reportedly not a transfer option for Danny O’Brien”
  1. woebegong says: Feb 13, 2012 8:34 PM

    And now we know why folks are leaving the school by the dozens. Edsall just has class written all over him. What possible harm could that kid due to Maryland at Vanderbilt. This guy is trying to become the Kiffin of the east.

  2. boomrzdad says: Feb 13, 2012 9:17 PM

    Edsall is obviously an egotistical jack off

  3. woebegong says: Feb 13, 2012 9:21 PM

    He, at best comes off as an vindictive person, and my guess is, the administration at the U of M, will put him on a short leash real soon. A college lives and succeeds a lot on it’s reputation, and I would say, he is hell bent on destroying Maryland’s.

  4. seanb20124 says: Feb 13, 2012 9:43 PM

    Let kid play where he desires

  5. bcjim says: Feb 13, 2012 9:46 PM

    What a classless move, Maryland.

  6. usmutts says: Feb 13, 2012 9:51 PM

    There is a further stipulation on the transfer not reported in the posting: The player cannot transfer to any school unwilling to wear uniforms uglier than the Terps’. That’ll teach him.

  7. bigjdve says: Feb 13, 2012 11:34 PM

    I hope he does appeal and when asked Edsall gets nailed to the way for this one.

    This is ridiculous no matter how you look at it.

  8. trojan33sc says: Feb 14, 2012 1:12 AM

    Between Edsall & Les Mile’s classy moves both regarding qb’s wanting to go elsewhere I am truly NOT impressed.

  9. ridingwithnohandlebars says: Feb 14, 2012 6:17 AM

    As a Maryland alum this just leaves me with a horrible feeling.

    I keep wanting to hope that Edsall will be able to turn things around but he just does not seem to get it. He says that he wants what is best for all of his players and then does something like this. SHAME!

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