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However, that flame was finally extinguished Sunday, leaving Vickerson in shock.
"Elvis has been a big part of this football team," Vickerson said. "I know business is business, but this is the part of business that sucks."
Vickerson added, "This is unbelievable to me that we lost Elvis in this way. I don't know what happened, but someone dropped the ball. When I talk to Elvis, I'm going to congratulate him. But we're going to miss him."