By Andrea Cohen and Scott Wright Modified: August 23, 2008 at 7:37 am •  Published: August 23, 2008
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Cole's surgery Monday
Oklahoma State sophomore receiver William Cole will have surgery on his torn ACL on Monday, OSU head athletic trainer Rob Hunt said Friday afternoon.

Cole injured his right knee during a practice Aug. 13, but had to wait until the swelling went down before surgery could be scheduled. Orthopedic surgeon Mark Pascale will perform the surgery, Hunt said.

Coach Mike Gundy said last week that Cole's frame of mind was starting to improve a week after learning he would miss the entire season with the injury.

"He hasn't actually turned the corner,” Gundy said. "He's got a blinker on. He hasn't turned the steering wheel yet. But he's getting a little better. He's starting to figure it out.”

•Ahoy there: Gundy said team captains will be selected next week. Three captains will be chosen — one offensive player, one defensive player and one special teams player. The players vote to select the captains.

•O-line gaining praise: Oklahoma State earned the No. 2 spot in the recent CollegeFootballNews.com ranking of the best offensive lines in the country.

"The line was great two years ago, and then it took things to another level giving up only 22 sacks, the third-fewest in the nation, and paved the way for the nation's eighth-best (and Big 12's leading) running game,” the Web site said.



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