In the aftermath of Everett Golson’s departure from Notre Dame, the Fighting Irish and their fans are wondering who could be the replacement for a quarterback that led the team to a national championship appearance last season. The obvious name on the list is Tommy Rees, who has the most experience among the current Notre Dame signal-callers, but there is another intriguing option. Remember Oklahoma State transfer Wes Lunt? Don’t rule him out as a possibility.
From Joe Schad of ESPN.com:
Former OSU QB Wes Lunt will visit Louisville Tuesday. Don’t be surprised if ND reconnects w Lunt after Golson’s departure.
— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) May 26, 2013
Notre Dame expressed interest in Lunt over the past few weeks, so he is certainly an option that they could reconsider.
Lunt is also considering Illinois, along with Louisville. There is no word on whether or not Lunt would have mutual interest in making the trip to South Bend.
If Lunt transfers to Notre Dame, he would not be eligible to play this season because of transfer restrictions.
Notre Dame certainly needs to find a capable replacement, so keep an eye on Lunt over the coming days. If he is not interested, Notre Dame will have to roll with Rees this season. It could get ugly. Notre Dame’s odds have gone from 50/1 with Golson to 100/1 after his departure, so oddsmakers don’t appear confident in Rees’ capabilities to get the Fighting Irish back to the top of the college football world.