Conference: Big East (ACC in 2014)
2012 record: 11-2 (5-2 Big East); Won Sugar Bowl
Head coach: Charlie Strong
Offensive coordinator: Shawn Watson
There are plenty.
The chance to play for one of the brightest up-and-coming coaches in college football at one of the biggest up-and-coming programs. Or maybe beating Florida in a BCS game means Louisville has already arrived.
The chance to play in an offense that has helped turn Teddy Bridgewater into an early Heisman contender for 2013 and first-round NFL Draft prospect.
The chance to join an athletic program that is arguably the nation's best, with the men's basketball team winning the national championship, the women's basketball team advancing to the Final Four and the baseball team heading to Super Regionals.
Louisville is closer to Rochester than Stillwater but not exactly close at 300 miles away. That means no quick trips home on bye weeks or super-easy visits from family members.
Additionally, succeeding any transcendent quarterback like Bridgewater comes with pressure. Though Lunt has already dealt with that by taking over for OSU's Brandon Weeden.
And what if Bridgewater takes the Matt Barkley route and returns for his senior season in 2014 instead of departing early for the NFL, as expected? Then Lunt would need to wait around another season — something he likely would not have had to do had he stayed at OSU.
And even though Strong turned down Tennessee to sign a long-term deal at Louisville during the offseason, he will remain a hot commodity on the coaching carousel if he keeps winning. What if an even bigger program comes calling in one, two or three seasons?