Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
After three hours on various conference calls this morning, here are some early tidbits from around the Big 12.
Texas A&M QB Stephen McGee suffered a sprained right shoulder against New Mexico and his condition is listed as day-to-day, A&M coach Mike Sherman said. "We thought there was an outside shot he might have torn his labrum," Sherman said. "But it [the prognosis] was more positive than that."
Of a more pressing concern to Sherman is the condition of QB-WR Ryan Tannehill, who sustained a sprained ankle later in the game. "It will probably keep him out every day this week," Sherman said. "Then, we'll have to take it day-to-day next week. It wasn't a mild sprain."
Sherman said that although he didn't get to see Brett Favre's debut Sunday with the New York Jets, he was impressed with his performance. "I text-messaged him and told him he did a great job," Sherman said.
Kansas coach Mark Mangino said that CB Kendrick Harper is recovering after he was hospitalized for an apparent neck injury sustained in the Jayhawks' victory over Louisiana Tech. "There's nothing new today, other than what I mentioned last night," Mangino said. "He's been released from the hospital and is feeling fine."
Elusive West Virginia QB Pat White provides a difficult defensive challenge that has already caught Colorado coach Dan Hawkins' attention as he prepares for the Sept. 18 game. "There's just so much running from the quarterback position," Hawkins said. "Pat is explosive and electric."
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops has been pleased with the progress of his no-huddle offense that has produced more than 80 plays in both games and scored 109 points in victories over Chattanooga and Cincinnati. "I like the fact we've been productive running and throwing the ball," Stoops said. "I haven't been as concerned about that as much as moving the ball, scoring points and resting the defense. And, fortunately, we've been able to do that."
Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said WR Artrell Woods sustained a mild sprained knee that caused him to be removed from the Cowboys' victory over Houston. The injury is not related to Woods' neck injury that sidelined him for the entire 2007 season. Gundy said he expects Woods back in the lineup for the Cowboys' game against Missouri State.
Kansas State coach Ron Prince likes his team's open date this weekend that will carry into their nationally televised game Sept. 17 at Louisville. "I think our situation is very unique because we have so many new players," Prince said. "We have about 28 new players who saw action in our first game. [The bye] comes at a good time for us. This is a very unique, 21-day period and we want to get them ready. It's important not to overwork them."