The latest phenom on whom the Hog faithful had invested dreams of pigskin paradise — Dorial Green-Beckham of Springfield, Mo. — has announced he’ll take his football receiving talents to the homestate University of Missouri. The Hogs were in the running. You may resume your normal life, crushed though it is. (CORRECTION: I misidentified a helmet in the original version of this item.)

PS — Our sports columnist, Beau Wilcox, had a good take on signing day craziness and the emotion many invest in 17-year-olds.