I’m checking in with you from ultra hot and sunny Stillwater, OK. Things are heating up in the land of America’s brightest orange and I’m not just talking about the temperatures! The Cowboys have begun their summer workouts and the whole town is in anticipation of the upcoming football season! While the Cowboys look primed to have another winning season, there is still some drama in the air with the whole quarterback situation.
You all remember the quarterback controversy last year, as there were three guys primed to try to fill Brandon Weeden’s shoes. Every week it was always interesting and entertaining to see who would be in the starting spot. Well I guess it wasn’t too entertaining for sophomore Wes Lunt, who has decided to transfer.
Ok, just a transfer…seems simple right? Haha of course not, this is an OSU quarterback situation. We love complicated. Upon learning of Lunt’s decision, Head Coach Mike Gundy blocked Lunt from transferring to the following TWENTY SEVEN schools:
Southern Mississippi, Central Michigan, Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, A&M, Vandy, Arizona, Arizona State, USC, UCLA, Cal, Stanford, Washington, Washington State, Oregon, Oregon State, Utah, and Colorado
“Why would he do this?” “He’s just a young kid?” “That’s just wrong.” “Everyone will lose respect for him?”
These are the questions many people keep asking. However, oddly, I can understand both sides of the argument.
Mike Gundy is an OSU guy. He once called his job here his “New York Yankees job.” The man loves this school. From Mike’s point of view, I can understand him doing this to help the program. He does not want to face the possibility of playing against Lunt again. This also sends a message out to future recruits that this is a program based on loyalty.
However, I know, and I’m sure Lunt knows, that he is talented. Maybe he got sick of waiting for his chance behind Chelf and Walsh. Maybe he thinks he will get a better opportunity elsewhere. Since Gundy blocked him from most of the country’s top schools, it means if he chooses any of those schools he will lose a year of eligibility and have to pay for a year of school, which quite frankly, stinks.
I don’t know if there’s a right or wrong answer in this situation, but it sure is interesting to watch it play out!