College football can be like that. We get excited about a new recruit or a high-profile transfer only to lose them on that massive 85-member roster.

The Sun Belt’s honorary position of FCS Elevator Operator has run its course to glorious fruition. We did our part. Our watch is over.

I’m afraid to tell him that I picked the Dukes to finish last in the SBC East. On second thought, I doubt if he’d give a damn.