Familiar name frequenting Kyle Field

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Texas A&M fans won't have to rack their brains much to remember today's honorary captain.

Former Aggie linebacker Von Miller made a surprise appearance at Midnight Yell last night, and will be back at Kyle Field today to be recognized as the honorary captain.

Miller, a rookie for the Denver Broncos, won the Butkus Award last season as the nation's top linebacker, and set a school record with a nation-leading 17 sacks in 2009.

His Broncos are on a bye this week.

Miller was also the biggest reason for the rise of the Aggies' defense last season and the late-season revival of the Wrecking Crew.

Expect him to get a big welcome before today's games from a fan base planning to wear white and wave maroon towels, rather than its usual maroon shirt and white towels.

The move is to support wildfire relief throughout Texas.

One final note: I'll be chatting right here until kickoff, so come by and say a last-minute hello.