OSU football: Why it’s doubtful Wes Lunt will start on Saturday
By Anthony Slater – Aslater@opubco.com - @anthonyVslater
For Thursday’s paper, Gina Mizell broke down Wes Lunt’s past two weeks, complete with casts, braces, immobility and no football activity.
He may go through OSU’s light practice on Thursday (or may not, I know just about as much as you), but as Gina noted, it still remains unlikely he’ll start on Saturday.
And even if the knee feels good in a glorified walk-through, why would Mike Gundy risk it? This game is big, but the next four years are bigger.
We’re talking about the current and future star, the centerpiece of Oklahoma State’s air raid system.
Lunt was handed the program’s keys before he graduated high school and won over the fanbase before halftime of his second game. He doesn’t turn 19 for another two weeks.
So it’s hard for me to believe that Gundy, a coach who’s helped build a program on his fair (and well-documented) treatment of players, will throw his freshman phenom, with limited practice time and a recovering knee, in front of the conference’s most athletic defense.
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