It appears the Wes Lunt saga is finally nearing an end. Count Illinois as the big winner.
Lunt began his college career last season as Oklahoma State's starting quarterback. But injuries sidelined him half the year and he only played in six games. Despite that, Lunt still threw for more than 1,100 yards. He had six touchdowns and seven interceptions. After spring practice, though, Lunt found himself as the third-string quarterback, which prompted a circus.
Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy limited Lunt's transfer options to what seemed like only a handful of schools. Gundy drew heavy criticism for the restrictions, which denied Lunt the opportunity to play for 37 schools, especially coming months after he entertained leaving the Cowboys for two different schools.
Lunt's main competition in 2014, after the departure of Nathan Scheelhaase, will be Reilly O'Toole. A native of Illinois, Lunt chose the Fighting Illini over Louisville.