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OSU football: Wes Lunt and family trying to keep life as normal as possible

The 18-year-old must learn Cowboys' spread offense, become a leader and handle all of the hoopla that goes with being a starting quarterback for a major football program.
BY GINA MIZELL, Staff Writer, Published: May 6, 2012

“Football is kind of my son's world, and I don't understand it. It works out really well for this family.”

Even during spring ball, usually Andy's only football-related question for Wes during phone conversations was a very general, “How was practice?”

It's an interesting contrast to fellow OSU quarterback J.W. Walsh, whose father, John, is the head coach at Denton Guyer High School. That background has contributed to J.W.'s natural leadership qualities, as well as his general love and understanding of the game. The opposite approach, with much less football at home, seems to have catered well to Wes' calm personality.

And in a time when many parents — who are usually nothing more than armchair quarterbacks (someone like John Walsh is clearly the exception here) — constantly pressure or critique their kids too much in sports, the way the Lunt family has handled their big-armed son is refreshing.

Before Wes must take on the responsibility of leading summer workouts, all while trying to continuously improve so he can keep hold of the starting job, a little time in that family environment back home in Rochester should help him recharge.


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