In Dana Holgorsen and Todd Monken, Oklahoma State’s two most recent offensive coordinators have been both successful play-callers who are unafraid to say what they think.

Monken might just be the most quotable assistant coach in the Big 12, and he added another gem to the list when discussing freshman quarterback Wes Lunt and his prospects for staying cool in the heat of a close game.

“I don’t know yet [how he carries himself],” Monken told James Poling of the Daily O’Collegian. “We haven’t played anybody yet. He may not carry himself worth a darn. He has a calm demeanor. He is a very squared away kid. He does things the right way. Underneath all of that you don’t really know. How do you really know? Picking out your wife, the most beautiful one isn’t always the one for you. On the surface she is hot, but you don’t know anything else about her.”

Here are some other news and notes from around the Big 12:

  • Bob Bowlsby talks TV contract and Big 12’s strength during his stop at Kansas: Making the rounds with appearances at each of the Big 12’s schools, new commissioner Bob Bowlsby stopped in Lawrence to check out KU’s facilities and speak to reporters. Bowlsby spoke of his relationship with Jayhawks basketball coach Bill Self and sneaking a peek at one of coach Charlie Weis’ football practices. But in terms of breaking news, he did reveal the league expects to finalize its television contract in the near future. The deal will bring “unprecedented” exposure to the conference, Bowlsby said, according to Gary Bedore of the Lawrence Journal-World. Bowlsby also took a slight shot at former Big 12 members Texas A&M and Missouri, adding “I think we are also feeling good about the fact we brought in two ranked football teams (TCU, West Virginia) in exchange for the two that moved out.”
  • WR Boyce expected to lead TCU’s receivers: Lest you think the Horned Frogs’ offense is all about quarterback Casey Pachall, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reminds readers that Josh Boyce had the second-best season in terms of receiving yardage in school history in 2011. Boyce is the clear leader at receiver, and coach Gary Patterson said that leadership will matter at what is not an especially deep position.
  • Red Raiders building depth at LB: Texas Tech defensive coordinator Art Kaufman didn’t feel like his team had any established backups at linebacker coming out of spring practice, but according to Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Blake Dees and Zach Winbush have risen to the occasion this fall and grabbed jobs on the second-team behind starters Will Smith and Terrance Bullitt.
  • Turnovers the top goal for West Virginia's defense: Former Oklahoma State safeties coach Joe DeForest and former Pittsburgh defensive coordinator Keith Patterson have teamed up to install a new, aggressive 3-4 defense at West Virginia. Turnovers have been the statistic the defensive staff have claimed will be king -- far different from days gone by when the stats to watch were yardage and points allowed. But columnist Bob Hertzel of the Times West Virginian wonders if the aim of the Mountaineers’ new defensive staff are a bit off.
  • Blocking will be key for Texas WR Harris: Big-bodied Texas receiver John Harris can make plays in the air with his 6-foot-3 frame, but if the Longhorns’ offense is to be better this year, he will have to use his size to help block for running backs as well, writes Mark Rosner of the Austin American-Statesman.

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