Cole's surgery MondayOklahoma 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. "Now itll be even better with everyone returning, led by tackles Russell Okung and Brady Bond. And here's the scary part: There are only two seniors on the two deep.” •Houston picks a QB: The Houston Cougars, Oklahoma State's Sept. 6 opponent, finally have a starting quarterback. Earlier this week, first-year Houston coach Kevin Sumlin, formerly a co-offensive coordinator at Oklahoma, selected sophomore Case Keenum over junior Blake Joseph. Joseph is the better thrower, while Keenum is more mobile. Both played last season under former coach Art Briles, but Keenum was named Conference USA Freshman of the Year when he threw for 2,259 yards and 14 touchdowns, while rushing for 412 yards and 9 TDs. •Injury no concern for WSU back: Washington State running back Dwight Tardy sat out the team's scrimmage last Saturday with a bruised knee, but it isn't believed to be serious. Tardy tore the ACL in the same knee last October, but appears healthy and is expected to be the Cougars' primary ball carrier this season.