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Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE

It's been 39 days since Wes Lunt officially announced that he'd be transferring from Oklahoma State, and in those 39 days I've written roughly 100 posts on Wes Lunt with the hope that maybe, just maybe, he'd decide that returning home was his best option. Just maybe he'd come to Illinois.

Well guess what?

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"He wants to help turn things around there," Lunt's high school coach Derek Leonard told The News-Gazette. "There were a lot of things going for him: He grew up an Illinois fan, Coach (Bill) Cubit's offense intrigued him, it's closer to home."

Honestly, as somebody who supports Illinois football, like many of you, I've conditioned myself to expect the worst no matter what. It's not the best way to go through life, but this is sports and sports isn't life. So when something like this happens, to be honest, I'm not even sure how to react.

This is great news for Illinois. That's what it comes down to.

Don't worry about what this means for Aaron Bailey, because having two good quarterbacks on your roster is not a bad thing. The situation will sort itself out.

The Illini just got better on Monday, and that's what matters in the long run.

Now all we have to do is get through 2013.

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