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Louisville visit on Wes Lunt’s agenda

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Thanks to the pettiness of his now-former head coach, Wes Lunt‘s wish list of preferred potential transfer destinations was whittled from five to two.

The ex-Oklahoma State quarterback has already visited one of the two remaining on that list, with the second reportedly set to be checked off as well.

According to ESPN.com‘s Joe Schad on Twitter, Lunt will take a trip to Louisville Tuesday and visit with the Cardinals football program.  The sophomore-to-be has already visited Illinois, with some observers viewing the Illini as the prohibitive favorite due to a level of comfortability with that particular coaching staff.

The other three schools on Lunt’s list were Southern Miss, Tennessee and Vanderbilt, none of which, barring a successful appeal and/or lawsuit, Lunt will be permitted to transfer to on scholarship.  Presumably, Southern Miss is on the banned list because former Cowboys offensive coordinator Todd Monken is there as head coach, while the two SEC schools — along with every other school in that conference — are on the list because, as Lunt’s former high school coach stated, “they could play in bowl games.’

In addition to the above, Central Michigan (future opponent) and the entire Pac-12 (again, potential future bowl opponent) have been banned by OSU.  Lunt could pay his way to any of those institutions on the banned list and [insert giant wanking motion here].

Interestingly, another school could be added to Lunt’s visiting to-do list as well.

In the same tweet confirming the Louisville visit, Schad wrote the following: “Don’t be surprised if ND reconnects w Lunt after Golson’s departure.”

As you are well aware of by now, it was confirmed by Notre Dame last night that starting quarterback Everett Golson is no longer enrolled in school.  While Lunt would not help the Irish’s situation at the position in 2013 as he has to sit out the year, he will have three years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2014 and could be a viable option next year.

Provided the South Bend school isn’t added to Mike Gundy‘s heavy-handed not-to-do list, of course.

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8 Responses to “Louisville visit on Wes Lunt’s agenda”
  1. woebegong says: May 27, 2013 10:09 AM

    Sounds like the coach is scared of competition doesn’t it? Why didn’t he just tell the young man where he could go and give him that list? If this kid is so good that his former coach fears playing against him, why didn’t he do more to keep the kid enrolled at his school then? Seems rather petty to me by the coach.

  2. indywvu says: May 27, 2013 10:20 AM

    While it “seems rather petty,” this is something that happens frequently.

    The only reason this seems to be a deal here is that it IS more schools that most are prevented from transferring to.

    I’m also to the point where I am so tired of all these transfers. I don’t feel sorry for these kids anymore.

  3. irishdodger says: May 27, 2013 11:10 AM

    Don’t think he’ll choose ND b/c he has to sit this year. ND needs him this year & Lunt knows Golson will likely be back and Zaire will be competing for the job as well.

  4. redpillmindstate says: May 27, 2013 1:18 PM

    I absolutely detest the way Mike Gundy does business from the outset he used guys then dropped them see( Zac Robinson) this guy is a jerk

  5. pking34 says: May 27, 2013 1:51 PM

    @indywvu- I might feel more revulsion about the numbers of transferring players if the incredibly-highly-paid coaches didn’t have an equal or higher propensity for movement from one program to another (read: Mike Gundy’s offseason flirtation with the Tennessee program- and this is a guy who is a beneficiary of a relationship with T Boone Pickens). Once a player signs that first NLOI, they commit themselves to a relationship with high similarity to indentured servitude. In the meantime, coaches can move to the next job, an act that often has a devastating effect on players who were their signees, with impunity.

    As a Vanderbilt fan, I’m clearly not happy that Lunt won’t be permitted to transfer to Nashville, but I AM happy that Charlie Strong’s Louisville is on the list of places where Lunt CAN go. Charlie Strong’s “declaration of loyalty” speech about why he was staying at Louisville rather than taking over the Tennessee program was one of the most heart-warming moments in recent college football history (and that’s not because he was turning down the Tennessee job—– you could have substituted the names Georgia, Florida, etc and my feelings would have been the same). Charlie Strong’s speech about his thoughts during his early-morning jog were an affirmation that loyalty received deserves loyalty returned. A man that has that concept on his list of important “guideposts for living” can teach my children anytime.

  6. thegonz13 says: May 27, 2013 10:28 PM

    @redpillminstate… Why don’t you tell Gundy that? Remember: HE’S A MAN! HE’S 40! :-)

  7. jepandy says: May 28, 2013 1:50 PM

    Call it petty all you want! Lunt made a COMMITment to OSU and the football program. Then he decides he wants to transfer after spring training. The reason he gives Gundy for the transfer is he wants to be closer to home. Well Gundy left that option open for Lunt. Tennessee is not close to home. Southern Miss and Monken don’t want him. As a matter of fact Monken called Lunt’s high school coach when he heard about the transfer request and told him Lunt needed to call Gundy immediately and apologize and go back! He also said Lunt wasn’t a good fit for his program. Said the best thing for Lunt and his career was to stay at OSU and COMPETE!! Why should Gundy let him transfer anywhere he wants if the reason given was to be closer to home? Why should Gundly allow him to transfer to schools that illegally contacted Lunt before his decision to transfer? Why would any coach want a player to transfer to a school they will be facing in years to come when that said player knows the entire program inside and out? I can’t imagine any other coach would feel or do any differently than Gundy did under the circumstances.

  8. raiderredleg says: May 29, 2013 9:19 AM

    @jepandy,

    Unfortunately Gundy has made himself a walking punchline…1st by his whole “I am MAN” tirade and then by flirting with SEC schools this offseason.

    Gundy is a “Big Fish” in a “Small Pond” at Stillwater and since Okie State is a “small market” type of Football Program (T. Boone money aside) it is VERY easy for sports “journalists” such as Mr. Taylor to rip him.

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