To put David Cutcliffe's first season in perspective, consider this: The Blue Devils won four games in 2008, which equaled the victory total of the previous four seasons. Cutcliffe took over a program that was so far gone, it once backed out of the final three games of a four-game contract with Louisville. The contract called for a penalty of $150,000 a game if a date with a "team of similar stature" could not be arranged, and the Cardinals took the Blue Devils to court, expecting to collect $450,000. Duke won the case by arguing that its team was so bad, any team would be a suitable replacement. The Blue Devils could easily start 3-1 this fall, but getting to a bowl game will require stepping up their game in the balanced Atlantic Coast Conference. Thanks to Bart and Jeff.