A dispatch from College Station

COLLEGE STATION, Texas--Just finished the first of two practices today at Texas A&M. Plenty to see and talk about, but you'll have to wait until next week for the goods.

Two quick notes: Nose tackle Lucas Patterson said he expects play some defensive end this year, in part give some of the other ends a break when needed. Also, linebacker/defensive end Von Miller was held out of the morning workout with a minor injury. Had it been game day, he would have played.

I'll have more in-depth thoughts and notes next week, plus plenty of video and a story for our Big 12 preview. Hope you're enjoying your Friday.

For those of you keeping count, the season is 15 days away.