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Wes Lunt to transfer from Oklahoma State

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Last September, it seemed Wes Lunt, Mike Gundy and Oklahoma State would have a very happy four years together.

Less than eight months later, Lunt looked at a logjam at quarterback and decided to transfer somewhere else. Things changed dramatically from those first few weeks of last season.

Lunt was an early sensation, a freshman who was ranked seventh among all quarterbacks in his class by Rivals.com and was the first true freshman to start at quarterback for the Cowboys since at least 1950. Lunt went 11-for-11 in his first career game and threw for 436 yards in his second. Given that great start and how Oklahoma State throws the ball, it seemed he was destined for big things in his career with the Cowboys. In his third game, on Sept. 15, he hurt his knee on the sixth play of the game. It seemed like a setback for the season, not the signal that his Oklahoma State career would be over pretty soon.

J.W. Walsh played great in relief, throwing for 347 yards and four touchdowns. Lunt came back after a few weeks, with a 324-yard game against TCU, but a week later suffered a concussion. This time Clint Chelf took over. Chelf played well the rest of the season.

So after a spring battle between Chelf, Walsh and Lunt didn't end with a definitive conclusion on who would be the 2013 starter, Lunt decided to transfer.

Lunt will have three years of eligibility left, and some team will get a pretty talented quarterback. It's just crazy how a promising story from early in the season can change so much in just a few months.

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