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#AskTCR Mailbag: Lunt Fatigue


Christian Petersen

The Mailbag is back and full of your damn questions that we so love to answer. It was a pretty slow week around here, though that's due in large part to the fact I was out of town for half of it. Hopefully things will pick up soon, as we're once again expecting a decision from Wes Lunt for the fourth consecutive weekend, so it's no surprise that the mailbag will start off with a question concerning Lunt.

But before we get to the questions, here's your reminder of how you can submit your own questions to the Mailbag.

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And on to the questions.

Judging by the traffic we're getting around here for any post regarding Wes Lunt, I'm going to have to say no. Illini fans are most definitely still interested in finding out whether or not Wes Lunt will be coming to Illinois, because it'd be good news and good news has been a rare occurrence with Illinois football around here recently.

I mean, I don't think Wes Lunt is a savior or anything, but I do think he's a very good quarterback and having a very good quarterback on your roster is seldom a bad thing.

I think the fatigue is more in the waiting for the decision, as we've heard how Lunt was close to a decision numerous times the last few weeks. I can't remember the last weekend in which I didn't expect an announcement to come either then or on Monday morning. This weekend appears to be no different.

However, while I may have had some fun with it, I'm not upset with Lunt for taking his time with the decision. He's already chosen a school once and realized he made the wrong decision, or else he wouldn't be transferring. Now he's just making sure he doesn't make the same mistake again.

As for why he hasn't decided yet, my feeling is that from a football perspective, he's leaning toward Louisville. However, he's not sure that football is the only thing that should factor into his decision, because the word is he'd like to be close to home. Maybe he's just not sure that Louisville is close enough. The drive from Rochester to Stillwater, Oklahoma was 8.5 hours, and while the drive to Louisville from Rochester is much shorter, it's still a 5-hour trip.

And going home for a weekend is a lot less desirable when you're spending 10 hours in a car.

It's never late for a Champaign Room Party cuz a Champaign Room Party don't stop.

As for whether or not there's sex in The Champaign Room, of course there is. It's just not on The Champaign Room because the site is already considered a porn site by a bunch of different office filters that I hear about from readers, so to put actual sex on the site would just make it that much harder for readers to read.

Do you think Cliff Alexander will end up at Illinois? - Mike S, Western Springs, IL

Sadly, no. No I don't. I think Illinois will be in it until the very end, but I just see Cliff ending up at Michigan State. I have no inside info, it's just a gut feeling.

Of course, that doesn't mean I don't think John Groce is going to land the big-time recruit eventually. It may even be Leron Black in the 2014 class. I just think that before he busts open the Chicago pipeline for good, he's going to need to have another strong season in Champaign. And I think he will.

Once that happens the Cliff Alexanders of the world will follow.

Oh man, this is a serious question and I wish I could give you a serious answer. The problem is that I haven't lived in Champaign since 2002, and so much changes on campus from year to year, it's really hard for me to keep track.

However, there are two absolute truths that never change.

The first one is to not let any bare skin touch anything inside KAM'S. In fact, the only way to truly be safe is to just avoid KAM'S altogether.

The second rule is that Tri-Delts are easy.

I'm glad you ask this question, because Father's Day is this weekend, and my grandfather actually has been to a Turkish prison. Twice, actually.

He was a para-trooper during World War 2 and was captured twice and imprisoned in Turkey. He escaped both times, and he's still around today, and I'm hoping to go see him and my father on Sunday.

So Happy Father's Day, grandpa. I'm sure mentioning you in this mailbag is the greatest gift I could every give you.


Thanks for the questions! If you submitted a question that didn't get answered, don't worry, it's possible that I'm just saving it for the next mailbag. It's also possible the question sucked and you need to ask better questions next time. I guess you'll just have to wait to find out.

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