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Ex-OSU QB Wes Lunt opts for Illini over Louisville

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Nearly six weeks after moving on from Oklahoma State, Wes Lunt is moving back to an area with which he’s very familiar.  Reportedly.

While the school has yet to officially announce it, sports director Zach Kerker and’s Joe Schad, among others, are both reporting that the quarterback will transfer to Illinois to continue his playing career.  Lunt chose the Illini over Louisville, two of the five schools on his original transfer wish list.

The other three schools — Southern Miss, Tennessee and Vanderbilt — were infamously blocked by Cowboys head coach Mike Gundy.  In a controversial move, Gundy barred Lunt from attending — at least on scholarship — schools from the Big 12, the Pac-12, SEC along with Central Michigan (on OSU’s schedule in 2015 & 2016).

The reason for the latter two conferences being on the no-no list?  Oklahoma State might face a school from those leagues in a bowl game, Lunt’s Illinois high school coach said in mid-May.

Lunt will be forced to sit out the 2013 season and will have three years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2014.

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6 Responses to “Ex-OSU QB Wes Lunt opts for Illini over Louisville”
  1. jtacane says: Jun 17, 2013 2:02 PM

    Gundy, I thought you were a man?? Not defending this kid or anything but let him play and learn where he wants Coach.. don’t be a vindictive child

  2. mauldawg says: Jun 17, 2013 2:14 PM

    Its hard to understand that a coach can leave anytime for any school yet a player is given limits by a coach. I can understand a little bi why, but its not the right thing to do.

  3. ibreathefootball says: Jun 17, 2013 2:26 PM


  4. poison66 says: Jun 17, 2013 2:50 PM

    Apparently he couldn’t beat out Chelf or Walsh, so instead of getting better he quit. At least he’s going to a horrible conference where he will probably do ok. He left a great team and went to a terrible Illinois team……. good luck……..

  5. barnesaintnoble says: Jun 17, 2013 2:53 PM

    Coaches can always argue and say “When we commit a scholarship to someone and they transfer, there was a student-athlete that probably would have taken that spot and stuck around.”

    Well coaches, it’s hard to take that argument seriously when some of your peer-coaches are jumping job to job and oversigning & “cutting” players from their teams year after year. All coaches need to be held to certain standard, and then they can hold their players to a standard too.

  6. thefiesty1 says: Jun 17, 2013 5:42 PM

    What you want to bet he ends up somewhere else in 2014? Problem just waiting to happen.

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