Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE
It can be argued that Danny O'Brien is responsible for all three of the Badgers losses, but that's a little on the harsh side, even though it has been O'Brien on the field at the end of each of Wisconsin's three defeats.
In O'Brien's defense, he has not received the same protection or stellar rushing attack Joel Stave enjoyed this season, so it's unfair in a way to totally pin the Badgers' earlier struggles on the Maryland transfer.
On the flip side, there have been times where O'Brien displays complete incompetence.
Against Oregon State, Michigan State and Utah State, O'Brien led his team to a grand total of 16 points, and that's just not going to get it done. Maybe it has something to do with teams that have "State" in their name.
O'Brien won the starting job at the beginning of the season, which was chance No. 1. Chance No. 2 came against Michigan State, and he didn't exactly pass that test with flying colors.
Does O'Brien receive his third chance before Curt Phillips receives his first? It wouldn't seem to make much sense.