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We had no pass rush last season. If we mount any kind of consistent rush this season our defense will look totally different. Much more like we did against the blue people where we were able to put pressure on the QB.. That's really what dictates the type of scheme you run. On offense too, we need to get push at the line of scrimage and then we can control the game a lot better. But best believe we will be featuring the run to establish our offense. QB []_[]. Can't wait till 11/15. #nothing2lose
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Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. Mark Twain Posted by: Nothing But Blue Skies From Now On | July 24, 2014 at 09:34 PM ___________________________________ Post of the evening!
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"The Media has spoken....... Miami will win half the conference that nobody cares about, that does not matter--only to be crushed and thoroughly beaten by perennial National Powerhouse Florida State in a tune up game, as FSU prepares to participate in the first National Championship Playoff in NCAA Division 1 history." Toe to toe for a half with "perennial National Powerhouse Florida State" in their house until Duke fractured his ankle. I like our chances with a healthy Duke at home in our house any day. Bring it! It's a []_[]canes thing. This is what we do. #shock the world!
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"The team bumbled their way to a shameful 4-8 season that culminated with a staggeringly humiliating November home loss to FCS foe Georgia Southern. Seriously...at home... Florida was crushed in its final seven games of the year and mercifully did not qualify for a bowl game.." Just awful.
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Posted by: Tampa Cane (Coach D) | July 24, 2014 at 03:57 PM Like broken records.
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"I just tell you what the rest of the planet is thinking." We're picked (by medial albeit) to win our conference. Many people here feel the same way, and I'm certain the players have even higher aspirations. It's a fact []_[] are on the rise and the blue people in the middle are garbage. So which rest of the planet are you referring too? #There's life outside G'ville.
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Posted by: cool j | July 23, 2014 at 06:18 PM yes. And obviously they think it bodes well for them since they decided to give the verbal.
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MEET NEW 2016 COMMIT AHMMON RICHARDS by Nash Williams Published on 07-22-2014 09:05 PM 25 Comments Comments Just when you thought the Miami Hurricanes 2016 recruiting class couldn't get any better, it did. On Tuesday, Wellington High School athlete Ahmmon Richards committed to Miami adding to the already stellar class the Hurricanes have put together. "Miami really caught my eye with all the love they showed and how they do things. They have had a lot of recruiting momentum lately and that's just really cool to see them getting all of these guys. I had to be a part of that," said Richards. "I'm just real excited about all those guys. Miami has done a great job." Now, Richards says it is his turn to find some guys that he wants to bring to Miami with him. "I plan on getting on YouTube when I can and watch some of these guys' highlights to know who I need to recruit." While Richards is very versatile and can play safety, he says he has committed to Miami as a wide receiver and would compare his playing style to AJ Green of the Cincinatti Bengals. "I would say I compare to him because of my ability to go vertical and go make a great play. I've got some speed and I know I have great hands. I'm explosive and the other defense knows that I can make a big play anytime." Even though it's early on in the recruiting process and Richards fields offers from the likes of Tennessee, Ohio State, Louisville, and Georgia to name a few, he made it known that he is 100% committed to the Miami program and is ecstatic about the future. "I knew it was time for me to commit. I got that urge and that feeling and I knew I had to commit to become a Hurricane." One of Wellington's assistant coaches, Chris Forte, described Richards a little more from a coach's viewpoint. "As a player, he is a sponge. He soaks up everything you say and that makes him very coachable. He is very explosive and is a playmaker who can score anytime the ball is in his hands," said Forte. "As a person, He is quiet but leads by example. Family is very important to him and will do anything you ask of him. I had him playing outside linebacker his freshman year because I needed him on my defense. That's the kind of kid he is," Forte added. **Current size: 6'2", 175-pounds **Highlights: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1693604/ahmmon-richards Yup
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The Summer Shakeout.. A hot movie this summer is Captain America. If the lead was Miami Head Coach Al Golden, he would have to face a seismic challenge . Recruiting… It happens every summer. Thousands of rising high school seniors are attending camps and combines to get experience and get their name on recruiting ratings and rankings. Many of these same young men are also taking unofficial visits to schools they are interested. Out of all this activity comes a major shakeout of schools for each prospect. Many decide to give their verbal commitment to a school. For example, in the last 72 hours, more than fifty prospects across the nation have given their verbal commitments to some lucky schools. Many others decide to narrow their list of schools for “official” visits in the fall. On the flipside, coaching staffs have had a chance to see their major prospects at camps and combines. As a result, schools conduct a reverse shakeout. Schools put the final touch on their boards and start to focus on the kids THEY really want. For many prospects, this results in getting some bad news or no attention at all. Miami is no different from any other major program. Of the 287+ scholarship offers so far, UM will welcome a 2015 class of approximately 25 recruits. Do the math. One needs to be very good at taking rejection. The Canes, however, have started the recruiting cycle quickly and successfully, receiving 20 verbal commitments already. But with that success comes another major challenge… “no room at the inn.” With twenty verbal commitments, it appears the Canes have only a few scholarship slots still available. The challenge for UM is the number of highly targeted prospects far exceeds the number of available slot. I estimate that at this time, Miami is seriously working approximately 73 prospects. Sure not all of them will or can choose the Canes, but even if they hit on only 10%, the numbers don’t match up with the number of slots available. A number of sources and websites are saying privately that Miami expects a number of de-commits. I would be speculating on who they may be and I wouldn’t state their names even if I knew. That would be disrespectful to those young men who have committed to our university. And if I were wrong, it would hurt the chances of my beloved Canes holding onto their commitments. We have worked under the assumption of 25 scholarships for the 2015 recruiting class. It could be + or – 3. So, with 25 as our working number, that leaves only 5 additional slots available. However, if the Canes are hit with as many as 3 de-commits, that leaves 8 slots open. Where are the most critical needs remaining? Can we say defense? Defensive backs… are a glaring need. We had projected taking 3-4 in this class. So far, Miami has not received a single verbal commitment. But with only 5-8 slots available, can UM afford to use four or even three slots on this position group? I see maybe 2 slots going to this position group. As we have projected on “Top of the Board”, the targets appear to be Jaquan Johnson and Tim Irvin. What happens if either or both go elsewhere? Carlton Davis, Rashard Causey, Kendrell McFadden, John Reid, and Tyahva Tezino appear to be in this next group of prospects. And let us not forget Athlete Jaason Lewis who is an excellent safety prospect should JJ somehow choose another school. Linebackers… Recent off-field issues make this position group another area of concern. The Canes unfortunately lost two linebackers for disciplinary reasons this summer. That makes Miami very attract for prospects looking for early playing time. The Canes have three linebackers committed at the time, OLB Charles Perry, OLB Jamie Gordinier and OLB Claude George. Look for the Canes to replace the two lost backers. The candidate list includes OLB Ricky DeBerry, ILB Tevon Coney, ILB Dominic Sheppard, ILB Jahvoni Simmons, OLB Malik Jefferson, OLB Khaylan Thomas, OLB Quarte Sapp, OLB Richard McBryde, OLB Jordan Fox and ILB Daniel Fennell. Defensive line… Everybody knows where Miami’s weakness lays. The D-Line has been under constant attack for years. Last year’s recruiting class shows promise and the 2015 class must continue to fine quality prospects that can play in their system. The Canes already have three commitments so far, SDE Scott Patchan, DT/SDE Richard McIntosh, DT Ryan Fines. Look for the canes to take two additional two additional commitments. The list of candidates is impressive. Let’s start with WDE Josh Sweat, DT Rasheem Greene, DT Joseph Wicker, SDE Jason Strowbridge, DT Shy Tuttle, SDE Marquavius Lewis, SDE Russell Ude, DT Jeremiah Ledbetter, SDE Kengera “KG” Daniel andDT/NT Neville Gallimore. With any luck, the Canes D-Line of the future will quickly become a team strength. Receivers… While Miami has received three WR commitments, this is an position with no headliner. There is a number of quality WRs still available to fill the bill. But who do the Canes have a realistic chance of landing? This list includes Jovon Durante, DaVante Philips, Devante Peete, Ryan Davis, and Antonio Callaway. Should any of our current Wr commits flip or de-commit, look for someone on this list to jump into the breach. At tight end, we need one additional commit. The list of candidates includes Devonaire Clarington, Bry’Keithon Mouton, and Tyrone Wheatley. And don’t forget athlete Jaason Lewis, a pure H-Back. Shakeout, shakeup or shakedown… the seismic meter is off the chart. Even for Captain America. GO CANES! http://www.caneinsider.com/?p=14475
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The University of Miami continued their hot start recruiting the 2016 class with a commitment from Palm Beach Wellington wide receiver Ahmmon Richards. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1693604/ahmmon-richards Wow! This kid reminds me of TB. Posted by: Mahoney-Pearson | July 22, 2014 at 04:47 PM
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On the new players who still haven’t arrived, freshmen receiver Darrell Langham and athlete Trayone Gray: “We expect them.’’ Golden also said sophomore cornerback Nate Dortch has left the team but didn’t give a reason. He said the offensive line looked strong, but needs help filling the “eighth, ninth and 10th“ spots. And he praised the defense as much improved — it “was better at any day in the spring than it was last year’’ — but deemed it imperative that the defensive line steps up with the addition of talented newcomers such as Michael Wyche, Anthony Moten and Chad Thomas. “We all say we want to bring it back,” Golden said of UM’s past dominance. “But we want to do it with our own identity.” Yup
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"it is hard to see how they have the best shot to make it to Charlotte." Two words.. Duke Johnson.
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Posted by: Premature Recruitinators | July 22, 2014 at 05:04 PM 21-16 4-8
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The University of Miami continued their hot start recruiting the 2016 class with a commitment from Palm Beach Wellington wide receiver Ahmmon Richards. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1693604/ahmmon-richards Wow! This kid reminds me of TB.
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CATCHING UP WITH KEVIN BEARD by Peter Ariz Published on 07-21-2014 07:28 PM 25 Comments Comments Every few months, I have the opportunity to catch up with former University of Miami wide receiver Kevin Beard, who is the WR coach at local powerhouse University School as well as a coach for the South Florida Express 7-on-7 team. We chatted about the crazy offseason at U-School, Miami’s recent recruiting efforts, and he broke down the newest commitments for the 2016 class. PA: Between Coach Roger Harriott leaving to FAU and some of the big names from last season heading elsewhere, I don’t think there are many programs in the country that have gone through as much change as the U-School program this offseason. Talk about how the coaching staff has regrouped and how are things looking for the upcoming season. KB: The school has hired Brandon Harris to replace Roger Harriott. He has won nine state championships, five as a head coach and four as an offensive coordinator out in Arizona so he has that winning mentality and he really understands the game. He has gone to many coaching clinics and things of that nature and he has done a good job of keeping what we have left. We stuck around and believe in him and because of that, a lot of the young kids also stayed. I can just see us being what we were back in 2007 where we are building from the ground up with the young guys. In two years, I’m very excited about what we can be. PA: Some of the top prospects might be gone (Jordan Scarlett, Sam Bruce, Rashard Causey, Brandon Boyce), but who are some guys we should look out for this year? KB: Faion Hicks (2017) was a running back for us, but I think he will be more of a corner now. He’s about 5-11, 185 and is physical at corner. Billy Mitchell plays wide receiver for us, but he is also the top ranked kicker for the 2017 class as well. Jonathan Moore played fullback for us last year and he’s back. One kid we are really excited about is Alfonso Blades, which is Al Blades’ son. The awareness and football mind that he has as a 9th grader is not something you see every day. He is going to be a real special kid. There are a lot of young guys that we will get to know more once camp starts in a couple weeks. It is all a part of this process. PA: When you and I have spoken in the past, you had expressed a bit of concern about Miami not having as much success recruiting the area as you would have liked. Have you seen the staff take a different approach recently? KB: Oh, definitely there has been a change. That was a big concern of mine. I’ve realized though that coaches can’t listen to outsiders a lot of times. They go after the top kids but if they can’t get those guys then they gotta go after other kids in their backyard. I’m definitely excited with what has taken place though because they are really attacking the backyard now and that will make everything easier for them. PA: Let’s talk about some of these 2016 wide receiver commits because you have had the chance to work with all of them at either University School (Bruce) or with the South Florida Express. What makes Sam Bruce so special? KB: Sam Bruce is a Miami football player in a nutshell. If he would have gone to any other school, he wouldn’t have fit in. Miami is known for a specific type of dude and mentality and that’s what he has. He is special. Sam is in that mold. He’s a dog and a leader. He will do anything and everything to get the job done. I’m definitely excited that he decided to stay home. PA: Next up, Dionte Mullins. You coached him during 7-on-7 season so what do you see that makes him a big-time player? KB: It’s funny because when I first saw him play, it was all about big plays. When you think about Miami, you remember big plays being made. Michael Irvin said big time players make big time plays in big time games and that model is nationwide now because of the UM wide receiver and Dionte embodies that. He is always going to make a play and that’s what UM needs, playmakers. He grew up right in that area 10 minutes away from school and he understands the mindset and lifestyle that comes with being a UM player so I think he will be a great piece for this program. PA: The last of the bunch is Dredrick Snelson. I was really impressed with him at the Express tryouts. Talk about what he brings to the table. KB: Man, he’s a ball of explosiveness. I tell people that he reminds me of Victor Cruz. He’s not short, but he’s not tall and he is physically put together. You don’t find many receivers who are looking for contact like he is. Most receivers avoid contact at all costs, but he is physical, explosive, athletic and the one thing I’m excited about is that he is starting to figure it out. He is starting to understand that it’s not all about being fast and explosiveness, but you also need the fundamentals to make the game easier. I would put him in the mold of a Reggie Wayne, where he might not run a 4.3, but that 4.4 he runs will do everything the 4.3 can because he’s so smooth and physical. That’s such a nice trio to start the 2016 class. I would not be surprised if Freddie Pinder joins that group next. If they can take one more receiver, I think he would be the guy to set the class off and make it something major. I’m looking forward to seeing them continue to turn the corner. Every year they’ve gotten better. PA: I wanted to ask you about a guy that Miami recently hired to work in a recruiting role as Assistant Director of Football Ops, Jorge Baez. Not many people know much about him, but I’ve been saying he was a great addition. I know he was involved with the Express, so what do you think about the hire based on your experiences with him? KB: Oh my goodness, I don’t even know if Miami really understands what they brought to the table. I know they brought him on board so they had to know something, but it goes so beyond just the surface with him. He has the inside scoop in the community. Guys really, really trust them and he trusts the community. He was well known all around from the bottom (Homestead) to North Florida. Guys will be able to ask him questions and I know that he will kept it real more than anybody else. I know without a shadow of a doubt that I can take his word and he knows that he can take my word. If he asks me ‘KB, what do you think about this kid?’ and I tell him ‘Y’all gotta come get this dude, he’s only a 9th or 10th grader, but if y’all are the first ones to give him that attention then it puts you in the driver’s seat.’ I think he played a major part in Dionte Mullins committing and he will bring other kids along with him. It was just a great hire. Jimmy Johnson was a psych major, too..
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Bubs, Just be clear; you say I have no back-up and then you back me up yourself in your next post? Furthermore. Find the quote you refer to where I said, "ball control has ZERO effect on defense". My typad is available for your perusal.
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Notice how nobody backs up Mahoney-P's claim on ball control. Its moronic. To say that ball control has ZERO effect on defense is truly sophomoric. Everything is relative. Where is your backup? Where are your comrades? Posted by: Bubba | July 21, 2014 at 07:57 AM QUOTE! “Run game is going to be very key. To milk that clock, get that clock going down, because they score fast. …They key on our side of the ball, from watching them, is making sure we control the clock, making sure we control the line of scrimmage, and the run game is going to open up the passing game.” Posted by: Bubba | July 21, 2014 at 08:43 AM ______________________________________________________ "Our offense could have covered for our defensive weaknesses by controlling the TOP with a strong running game, but when we lost our best back, we became a one-dimensional football team that could not control the ball and our defense was exposed." Posted by: Mahoney-Pearson | July 17, 2014 at 04:31 PM Bubs, In your first post you claim "nobody backs up Mahoney-P's claim on ball control." Only to them post a quote that confirms what i've already stated about the definition of ball control and relationship to defense. You are contradicting yourself without so much as a response from me in back to back postings. You seem confused. Please clarify...
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U think that the offense has negatively impacted the defense, but don't see how the same can be said for the defense's inability to get off the field and provide the offense in any sort of rhythm. Hence our shortest times of possession numbers ever the last two seasons and penchant for throwing bombs to keep up with teams who keep scoring at will. Posted by: HarrietTubmanCane | July 16, 2014 at 11:56 PM __________________ Ball control? Defense staying on the field? Dude, ball control is just that; It starts with our OFFENSE controlling the ball and keeping THEIR defense on (and their offense off) the field. Make THEM have no rhythm. Our defense had nothing to do with the inability of our offense to effectively run the ball and convert 3rd downs; especially after our best back went down with injury. Our offense could have covered for our defensive weaknesses by controlling the TOP with a strong running game, but when we lost our best back, we became a one-dimensional football team that could not control the ball and our defense was exposed. Posted by: Mahoney-Pearson | July 17, 2014 at 04:31 PM ________________________________________ "Defense can control the ball by stopping the opposing offense and giving the ball back to their offense. And this point is not dependent upon whether an offense can move the ball when they get it or not. It stands on its own that a defense can also control the ball and impact time of possession." Posted by: HarrietTubmanCane | July 17, 2014 at 06:19 PM _______________________________________________ Ahhh, no. That could not be further from the truth or illustrate my point any more. Definition of BALL CONTROL : an offensive strategy (as in football) in which a team tries to keep possession of the ball for extended periods of time - MW online Please find any reference to support what you wrote about ball-control having anything to do with defense. Posted by: Mahoney-Pearson | July 18, 2014 at 02:25 PM _____________________________________ That's the progression. The're no semantics here. There is a true lack of understanding.
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"But there is no need to be a stickler for the letter of their wording. It stirs up a hornet's nest, gets you labelled a golden slurper, and reduces the chance that any post you make will not be attacked, even the one about Pickney above." _______________________________________________________ Nah...I'm not a stickler for wording, I'm a stickler for understanding. The way they critique the staff was a clue that they really don't understand schemes or strategies that coaches use to give themselves a chance to win every game. They just don't get it. So I called due out. His response below further demonstrated his lack of understanding is such a tragic way that it removes all doubt. He is trying to save face, but it's too late. Then they start talking about LBs being trained to "initiate contact". It just gets deeper with these dudes. And they're always the most critical too. Like they could roll out of bed and do better if they had a chance. smh. Don't encourage them. We communicate with words here, and that's it. So when you take the time to write something and then hit send it's a deliberate act. That was an organized and deliberate heap of nonsense to commit to, only to then try and explain it away as semantics. Read my typepad from the original exchange (i'll re-post shortly) and you'll see what I mean. They need to play with someone else who may let that stuff slide, but not this kid. He said: "Defense can control the ball by stopping the opposing offense and giving the ball back to their offense. And this point is not dependent upon whether an offense can move the ball when they get it or not. It stands on its own that a defense can also control the ball and impact time of possession." Posted by: HarrietTubmanCane | July 17, 2014 at 06:19 PM What you have above are 3 sentences. The first two are patently false and the third is a a half falsehood at the very least. Where is the semantics there?
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@smillerdegnan: Just finished my 1-on-1 interview w @GoldenAl. News, if you haven't heard: QB Gray Crow has been moved to H-back. #Canes great news. Means competition at position is better a la RBs with Dallas. Hopefully he can contribute.
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2016 LB PICKNEY EXPLAINS UM COMMITMENT by Tito Benach Published on 07-20-2014 11:17 PM 9 Comments Comments 2016 Raines (Fla.) linebacker Michael Pickney was Miami’s first verbal commitment for the 2016 class during this summer. While it may have come to many as a surprise to see such an early pledge, Pickney knew for quite some time. “I’ve been a Miami fan since I was a young child, that’s always been my school. I’m originally from Miami. I’ve been all about Miami especially since the ninth grade, I’m cool with all the coaches and it shows how loyal I am to the program.” Pickney isn’t the only prospect in the 2016 class and has taken notice of the already talent filled prospects that have joined him. “I have befriended some of them, I know Shaquille Quarterman, we’re close from around the way. Jack Allison, I hit him up on twitter and we chatted for a bit.” While the 6’1 225 pound linebacker is committed to the Hurricanes, he still plans on seeing some schools. However, he assures there is no wavering in his pledge. “Of course everybody still wants me to take my visits and I will see some other schools, but it’s still an 100% commitment.” The Jacksonville native prospect has a deep connection with Linebackers coach Michael Barrow and is excited to learn from him. “Coach Barrow, that’s my man. That’s my main man; he just came to me when I was young and befriended me and I told him that this is my school. He introduced me to Head Coach (Al) Golden and he’s running a great program and I can’t wait to be apart of it and start working with him.” Pickney will be in Miami again this week to meet with the staff again.
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smh. Don't need a back-up. Every man gotta stand on his own two.
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"Thats me getting suckered into that girly diversion technique of deflection and moving the argument to something basic that U believe U are right about…all women do it." Posted by: HarrietTubmanCane | July 20, 2014 at 11:22 PM ______________________________________________ Nah, you were trying to flex with some football talk after I called you not-knowing, but in responding you removed all doubt and exposed yourself that's all. It happens when limited people try to do too much. Like in tennis? Unforced error. Now you you and your friends keep double faulting. Next point. BTW, You're analogy? Above? It makes you sound like a desperate trick. You should stop this...
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"Defense can control the ball by stopping the opposing offense and giving the ball back to their offense. And this point is not dependent upon whether an offense can move the ball when they get it or not. It stands on its own that a defense can also control the ball and impact time of possession." Posted by: HarrietTubmanCane | July 17, 2014 at 06:19 PM "Don't change the initial point of discourse which was whether defense impacts time of possession. Now you've switch it to a debate about the definition of "ball control". ________________________________________________________ This was never about time of possession (TOP); "squirm master"? This is about you not knowing football and typing that nonsense above. Now, you are the one switching the discussion to TOP. Your understanding of the game is simplistic and you should apologize to your wife because i'm sure it doesn't end with football. I have no desire to discuss football with you or your shark jumping crew... This is pointless... Learn football, at least a little, before you criticize people to do it for a living.
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Posted by: GatorKillerCane | July 20, 2014 at 10:37 AM They battling themselves, bruh. Unwittingly exposing themselves with each response. I just post facts.
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