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Monday, May 20, 2013
Thoughts on Gundy limiting Lunt's transfer

By David Ubben

Mike Gundy endured a whole lot of criticism over the weekend when news broke that he was limiting where quarterback Wes Lunt can play out the rest of his promising career.

Oklahoma State's Wes Lunt
QB Wes Lunt plans to transfer out of Oklahoma State, but his next school is still being decided on.
Lunt eyed five finalists -- Southern Miss, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Illinois and Louisville -- but multiple reports surfaced that Gundy wouldn't allow Lunt to leave for Southern Miss or any SEC schools, which eliminated three of Lunt's options. Former Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Todd Monken -- an Illinois native like Lunt -- is preparing for his first season as Southern Miss' head coach.

The Tulsa World reported Lunt wouldn't be allowed to transfer to any Pac-12 schools or future opponent Central Michigan. OSU preventing Lunt from going to any Big 12 schools or future opponents is par for the course. A high percentage of high-profile transfers are blocked from leaving for schools their current program is likely to play in the future in either conference or nonconference play.

The situation is still in flux, but while Lunt's still deciding what to do -- the World also reported that Lunt's family is considering an appeal of the restrictions -- here's a few thoughts: