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Danny O’Brien Can Go To Vandy

Where is Danny O'Brien headed? Are Madison and East Lansing still on the list?

Is it looking less likely that former Maryland quarterback Danny O’Brien will be transferring to Wisconsin or Michigan State?

Maryland is lifting restrictions and telling departing quarterback Danny O’Brien, offensive lineman Max Garcia and linebacker Mario Rowson that they are free after all to transfer to Vanderbilt or other schools if they wish.

Terps coach Randy Edsall  was telling the players this morning of the decision.

Maryland has believed strongly that O’’Brien had been in contact with  former Maryland offensive coordinator James Franklin, now Vanderbilt’s coach. Under NCAA rules, a school can limit a rival program from having contact with a player.

Why?

Maryland said the players were being given “a full release from the football program with no transfer restrictions.”

“While at first I thought it was important to limit the institutions to which they could transfer, I have since reconsidered my decision” Edsall said in a written statement released by Maryland. “At the end of the day, I want what’s best for these guys and I wish them well in their futures. As a program we are looking forward to putting this distraction behind us and to moving forward. Spring practice opens on March 10 and we can’t wait to get back out on the field.”

That’s good of Edsall.

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