When Oklahoma State announced the transfer of 2012 opening week starting QB Wes Lunt, head coach Mike Gundy gushed, “we appreciate Wes and we thank him for everything he has done..he’s leaving on good terms and is making this decision based on what he thinks is best for his future.” Gundy failed to mention however, that Lunt’s transfer was subject to the following conditions, as detailed by CBS Sports’ Jeremy Fowler :
Oklahoma State is restricting Lunt from transferring to either Southeastern Conference schools or Southern Miss, where Lunt’s former offensive coordinator Todd Monken is now the head coach.
Cowboys spokesman Gavin Lang confirmed the news via email after CBSSports.com spoke with a source with direct knowledge of Lunt’s transfer process. When asked why the SEC and Southern Miss were restricted, Lang said that decision is between Lunt and coach Mike Gundy.
The only SEC team Oklahoma State has on its immediate schedule is Mississippi State in 2013. Oklahoma State and Southern Mississippi are not currently scheduled to play.
When and if Gundy either finds himself to be a a free agent or in negotiations with another school, do you think his representative would seriously consider an offer from a university that asked their head coach to sign a non-compete clause? If Lunt is leaving on “good terms”, I’d hate to see what happens to student-athletes that Gundy doesn’t love nearly as much.