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November 05, 2009

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phillyscott

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solarcane

canespace

Cat 5 Cane

What a day for football!!!
Skys are clearing out. Will be 80 degrees and windy... time to run it down their throats, mixed in with some short slants to benji, collier or D johnson.

Definitely would like to see double TE's used today to stop the rush.

They say JJ is playing today... But hope Berry gets the load.

Maybe we'll see Cooper catching out of the backfield or end arounds.

Who knows, something not seen...maybe Highsmith gets some PT and is used in some option plays.

Coach... Put me in!

86Cane

NEW BLOB IS UP!

phillyscott

http://insider.espn.go.com/ncf/recruiting/tracker/player?recruitId=71591&season=2010&action=login&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fncf%2frecruiting%2ftracker%2fplayer%3frecruitId%3d71591%26season%3d2010

going to see this kid play tonight, Sharif Floyd....heard he is very interested in us (espn doesnt have us listed, go figure)...he is a flat out beast at DT....

truth, wherever you are hanging, get the guys on this guy....he is the DT we have been searching for...

phillyscott

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Sarasota 'cane

I'm on my way-ay-ay, home...sweet...home!

Go 'canes!

Fran

addiction you are already late it sstarted at 6AM
I'm stuck at home :-(

Cat 5 Cane

Forget the long passing and field goals going west to east today, boys... Winds are topping 30 MPH and will be swielling inside the stadium...

Could be a big day for Interceptions.

On the other hand we could see record breaking field goals going east to west (our end zone)... Man that wind is wicked

Cat 5 Cane

Is there a Canespace tailgate for this game? Posted by: CanesAddiction


You mean there is not a tailgate everyday on Canespace???...

Oooops, I need to put down my beer,... I'm at the wrong place!!!

Sebastian

USC and the Luckeyes will both lose today

Of course they will find a way to stay in the top 25 but they will get beat today

tortugacane

you mean to tell me that injuries do play a part in your team's struggles? say it ain't so.

Posted by: Daytoncane | November 07, 2009 at 01:15 AM

Let us hope not. Go Canes! Beat Va.

tortugacane

U

CanesAddiction

Actually I think Shandel is a clever and witty writer with a nice style. He's just not that into football. Basketball is his thing.

Is there a Canespace tailgate for this game?

Cat 5 Cane

The Herald...Today

Miami Hurricanes face Virginia, hope to avoid another late-season collapse
After losing its last three games in 2008 and its last four games in 2007, UM is determined to finish the 2009 season the right way.

BY SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN
sdegnan@MiamiHerald.com

University of Miami coach Randy Shannon remarked how proud he was of his Hurricanes beating Wake Forest on their final drive last Saturday -- despite his defense giving up 555 yards.

``Look at how we came back late against Wake,'' said Shannon, noting that his team held the Demon Deacons to seven points in the second half. ``Yeah, we're getting better. I never cared about statistics. Even when I was a coordinator, I never cared. The only thing that matters is wins and losses.''

Here is a statistical trend about which Shannon doesn't need to be reminded: UM lost its last three games in 2008 and its last four games in 2007.

Atlantic Coast Conference foe Virginia (3-5, 2-2 ACC) comes to Land Shark Stadium on homecoming Saturday to begin UM's final four-game stretch of the regular season, and the No. 16 Hurricanes (6-2, 3-2) are intent on preventing another late-season collapse.

The way to do that? Play fast and hard from beginning to end, several Hurricanes said this week. They acknowledged that it was easier and more motivating to go through the first stretch of the season than this past stretch.

Miami started its season at Florida State and then played Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech and Oklahoma -- losing only in Blacksburg, Va. The Canes continued with Florida A&M, UCF, Clemson and Wake Forest -- barely getting by at Wake Forest and losing at home to Clemson in overtime.

UM was favored in its past four games, and is again Saturday by 13 ½ points.

``The offense and defense feed off each other,'' UM receiver Leonard Hankerson said. ``So we both talked about how we have to come out and work harder. I guess when you're expected to win games and know you can beat a team, you start out flat because nobody is hyped up. We talked about that, how we have to come out and score on the first drive -- every drive.''

Canes quarterback Jacory Harris echoed Hankerson.

``We're not playing up to our standards,'' Harris said. ``It's like we're just doing enough to get by [in games], when in practice we're giving 110 percent. Game time we slow the pace down sometimes. . . . I don't know how the fans see our season going, and I don't know how they feel about it. We just wish that we were 8-0.''

Strong-side linebacker Colin McCarthy said he also wishes the Canes would go into every game with the same amount of enthusiasm.

``I mean, lately, first drives against teams, they've started out strong with field goals or touchdowns,'' said McCarthy, who leads UM with 60 tackles. ``We've got to be more excited, I guess, in the beginning of games to try to stop them. We've got to find ways to get up for games that may not seem as [high-profile].''

Be assured that the Cavaliers, coached by veteran Al Groh, will be motivated.

After the Cavs trounced the Canes 48-0 in the last game at the Orange Bowl two seasons ago, they lost to UM in overtime in their homecoming game last season.

Harris led the Canes on a 95-yard drive in regulation that tied the score at 17-17 when LaRon Byrd caught a 26-yard touchdown pass with 55 seconds left. In overtime, Harris lofted a 9-yard touchdown pass to former high school teammate Aldarius Johnson.

``When a team has been through it they understand how to focus from play to play rather than on the overall circumstances of the moment,'' said Groh, who graduated from Virginia and began coaching there in 2001.

Groh was an assistant coach in the NFL from 1987 to '99, and was the New York Jets' head coach in 2000.

``There were a lot of players who made good plays last year against us, but it was a Jacory drive that did it,'' Groh said. ``. . . They have a way of playing built to [use] the advantage of the vertical speed they have, which is very significant and perhaps the best in the conference. And they have a quarterback who has plenty of arm who can get the ball there.''

Groh is having his own challenges this season. The Associated Press reported this week that his ``future as the school's football coach,'' according to Virginia athletic director Craig Littlepage, will be decided at the end of the season.

The AP reported that Littlepage said in an e-mail that Groh will be evaluated on his ``full body of work'' and that the university's goal is to have fan support at games.

Virginia averaged 46,605 fans at its first five home games, down more than 7,000 from last season, when the Cavaliers finished 5-7.

CaneSawMassacre

Already in .. Still not sleeping yet..

Which is not good, prob. wake up for by the time the game starts.

CaneSawMassacre

Manny is great but Shandel needs to go, I could write what he finds and copy and paste the rest from other sites like "he does" and get info..


He does NOOOOOOOOOOOOO inisde reporting, because
1. He isn't a good writer/reporter
2. He isn't a fan of UM
3. He just is not good.

but with the papers being broke I can see why they can't go out and hire a legitimate Hurricane beat writer, since they have Susan covering the main stories (OMG barff)

I'm just glad they made it into a movie (Marley and Me) before the branch dies.


Then Shandel can go back north and cheer for the Saluki's or some other midwest team.


At least he isn't a pure hater like Omar...

Joseph Gatz

My advice to U is to start drinking...heavily. The d#$n game starts in 6 hours....were is everyone????

CaneSawMassacre

The U is to championship football what Keyra's a%% is to perfection.

CaneSawMassacre

Good, to know nobody up here.

CaneWarrior

U!

phillyscott

11

Six

Este - when you google Keyra Agustina, that's all you're supposed to see ... cheeks

Orange on one side, Green on the other side

Word.

Daytoncane

http://espn.go.com/blog/acc/post/_/id/6157/wolfpack-dealt-bad-hand-again

you mean to tell me that injuries do play a part in your team's struggles? say it ain't so.

404Canes404

“Big game for both teams,” Miami coach Randy Shannon said.

Subplots abound, for certain.

For starters, there’s this little matter of 48-0. To Miami, it still matters.

“Still lingers,” Shannon acknowledged.

Of the 22 starters the Hurricanes had on the field that November night in 2007, when they played on the Orange Bowl turf for the final time, only five remain on Miami roster. The stadium itself is now gone—by 2012, the Florida Marlins expect to open a ballpark on that site—but the memories of that loss certainly linger around the Hurricanes, even for those who weren’t playing back then.

“It’s kind of a revenge thing,” Miami quarterback Jacory Harris said.

solarcane

Loganville ( Storm Johnson UM) beat Winder Barrow 57- 18 I'll get Johnson's boxscore when ever it comes up, sounds like he had a pretty good game.

peace

JCane

BTW, the Heat wins again, tagging Denver with their first loss of the season. Wade and company are doing exactly what they need to do with all of the home games early in the season.

For anyone who think's GT's OL plays dirty, check out this lady from U. New Mexico:

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/news/story?id=4629837

JCane

Interesting update on Nick O'Leary, TE prospect for 2011 from Dwyer High in Palm Beach county. He just told ESPN that his top 5 is UM, FU, FSU, S. Carolina and U Tenn. I call this interesting, as this is the grandson who recent took a visit to OSU (Buckeyes) with some buddies on his dime, given that he is Jack Nicklaus' grandson and grandpa is an OSU alum. It is interesting because after all of this, assuming we can trust any kid this early in the process, OSU isn't even mentioned on his list. Given UM's TE issues upcoming over the next 1-2 years I'd say anyone wanting playing time early could be more easily recruited. This likely is the same issue that will work in reverse for many top flight receivers though, like possibly McCartney of Miramar for 2010. Guys who want earlier PT know they'll likely be buried in the depth chart for at least 1-2 years with all of the wideouts on this team.

Cat 5 Cane

Night all... Beat Virginia, Beat Virginia, Beat vir.....

pb(CSROH10)

Or would it be cheaper to rent a car for the day?

Posted by: CaneSawMassacre | November 06, 2009 at 11:15 PM


There are no cars in Venice so I doubt there is even an agency to rent from!

If youre only in Venice, its way too long a trian ride.

Just enjoy Venice and take the boat trip over to to Murano.

Cat 5 Cane

On side kick failed .. Boise has control and the clock is clicking... game over!

tortugacane

Posted by: Cat5Cane | November 06, 2009 at 11:14 PM

Thanks for d update cat. Oh; well.
Canes beat Va. Do what U got to do to win.

miamimike01

no really, is that a hint?

Cat 5 Cane

Tech comes back and scores... Boise 45/ Tech 35, with 3 min's to go!

SwagGirl

Got it thanks Miamimike01. (I won't forget again)

CaneSawMassacre

Thanks PB, I'm ready to see every inch.. Even explore on my own at night, when the new wifey is sleeping.

I am catholic and would love to take the train to Rome if I can afford it.

The budget is tight and the train is pretty expensive to Rome from Venice, just to be there for a day. Plus we would have to leave at 6apm to get there around 12pm and leave at 6pm and be back in Venice at midnight.

Long expensive day.. Maybe they will have some deals.

Or would it be cheaper to rent a car for the day?

Cat 5 Cane

Just lost a post...

anyway... Boise just scored again...
Boise 45/Tech 28

miamimike01

Tavadis Glenn... is that a hint?

Cat 5 Cane

Well, I spoke too fast... Boise must have gotten the ball while I was up dating and just scored another TD on one running play...
Score Boise 45/28, with 4 minutes to go!...
Damn!

solarcane

and then nix comes in to call plays for tech
peac

SwagGirl

Thanks JCANE!!!

solarcane

tech plays hard every game, they are just too small a school to get the players Boise has been able to get.

peace

JCane

Tavadius Glenn of Jax, SwagGirl. It was cool. Maybe not as good as when Orson Charles, a TE who ended up in UGa, knocked over the FU champ. trophy and it shattered into a million pieces, but pretty close!

Cat 5 Cane

I said the same thing before the game, but tech isn't folding and is playing tough!

86Cane

I know I would have not stayed at the Hampton if is wasn't for Canespace!!

Posted by: SwagGirl | November 06, 2009 at 11:02 PM

Swag...do NOT worry: "I GOT THIS!"

I will turn this to OUR advantage, trust me on this.

SwagGirl

Anybody know the name of the recruit that was kicked out of the camp put on in Gainesville for flashing the "U"????

solarcane

Boise has too much talent at receiver to think la tech can stay with them

peace

Cat 5 Cane

Tech stalls... punts to boise and they marched down the field and sputtered on around the 15 and then hit for a TD on 3 and 7 yds... then went for the two and got it...
Score Boise 38/28...

SwagGirl

86 Cane The Southeastern Circuit Finals are in Davie this weekend, but I still can't believe you were booted. I know I would have not stayed at the Hampton if is wasn't for Canespace!!

solarcane

CSM...I was in Spain

Well I've never been to Spain

peace

86Cane

CSM...I was in Spain with Mrs. 86 a few years ago and the trick is to just trust your instincts and go to anyplace that is full of people.

Cat 5 Cane

Tech scored a TD.. score 30/28

Teck kicked off and held/stopped Boise on around the Teck 15 and the Field goal kicker missed a chip shot...

Techs ball... Ohoo boy!

pb(CSROH10)


Sorry CSM, most were hit on the run. There is so much to see there we usually did what you said above.


The city is so amazing you want to walk around every square inch of it.

If you go to Rome, don't miss the Vatican. Catholic or not it is the most incredible place I've ever seen.

Sarasota 'cane

TD La. Tech! Great game!

Go 'canes!

CaneSawMassacre

PB remember any specific rest.'s? I've heard the same thing, stick to trattoria and places that locals frequent, but its hard to really know about which ones those are on the internet.

I read about a great pizza place in the cannergio district.

Cat 5 Cane

HEY... HEADS UP!

FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT WATCHING THE BOISE/LA TECH GAME ON ESPN... IT'S TURNING OUT TO BE A GOOD ONE.

Tech is storming back with the ball on Boise's 10 yd line. Current score is Boise 30/Tech 21, starting the 4th qtr...

phillyscott

free Berry!

Posted by: miamimike01

him too, and get coop back returning kicks
with TB

pb(CSROH10)

Spent three days there. Honesty, every single meal I had there was excellent.

The only thing I recommend is finding the smaller, family owned restaurants.

miamimike01

free Berry!

phillyscott

free arthur!

CaneSawMassacre

PB you been to venice, got any great tips of places to go or rest.'s?

JCane

Frau Blucher..... :)

I'd love to see some of the old players back tomorrow as a sort of do-over from the game two years ago, and maybe see if the remotivation of players again can start after the game 2 y/a.

pb(CSROH10)

/\ /\ /\

Posted by: CaneSawMassacre | November 06, 2009 at 09:48 PM

pb(CSROH10)

I'm really excited. 9 days until I arrive in Italy.

Spent 17 days in Italy in 2007. The absolute best place in Europe to visit.

Great people, beautiful cities, incredible food.

CaneSawMassacre

On a lighter note

1 day until my bachelor party and the destruction of the Virginia Caveliars.


8 days until I plunge into a lifetime of happiness, subordination, and compromise... i.e. We instead of you and I.

I'm really excited. 9 days until I arrive in Italy.


If you guys want to send wedding congratulations emails shoot me one at kenneth.c.disalvo@verizon.com (This is necessary since I might need updates on my canes, since I know the connection spotty at times)

CaneSawMassacre

Can everybody just say Aye after my post and hopefully this works.


Oh god curse the souls who killed Pata and anybody who knows about it and refuses to tell the people and unless their are mitigating circumstances (i.e. fear of their life by thugs or criminals)

"Aye" -Canesawmassacre

Old Skool

Young Frankenstein ... Cloris Leachman at her best

86Cane

Skool...it's a LONG story but don't worry, I'll get it to go in my favor. I always do!

Old Skool

What! With all the promotion you've done for them. Unless the Hampton's forking over some cash, I'd say bye-bye and find yourself a hotel that appreciates the props you dish out.

Cat 5 Cane

LOL...Funny, Funny movie!... Saw the pic and had to do it!

SOUP

Got booted from the Hampton by some Cowboys in town for a damn Rodeo. Staying at La Quinta. The stuff I do! Out until 10:30...

Old Skool

Dam straight Solar. What knockers.

solarcane

cat,
that marty feldman avatar killz LOL
man terri garr was a hottie in that movie

peace

SOUP

86, important update in your email.

Posted by: miamimike01 | November 06, 2009 at 07:55 PM

Got it and responded. Nice work YOUNG man!

SOUP

Come on let's go Space Truckin'"

think those guys knew something way back then?

Posted by: solarcane | November 06, 2009 at 07:37 PM

What, U think that's a coincidence?

Shhhhhhhhhhh...not so LOUD!

solarcane

skool i'll use that tomorrow!
peace

Cat 5 Cane

A long article but worth the read on a slow night... Today's Herald news

Miami Hurricanes' line must serve and protect
The Hurricanes offensive line plans better protection for Jacory Harris, who has been sacked 20 times in the past five games.

BY MANNY NAVARRO
mnavarro@MiamiHerald.com


Jason Fox held out his hands like a proud warrior eager to show off his battle scars. From his thumbs to his pinkies, the University of Miami's starting left tackle pointed to each of his fingers that were either broken, mangled or completely exposed without fingernails.

``It's just bumps and bruises,'' grinned Fox, set to make his 45th career start at noon Saturday against Virginia (3-5, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) at Land Shark Stadium.

``That's football. That's the season. Everybody is beat up. But I'd be lying to you if I told your our bodies didn't feel it going out there and hitting every week. I'm happy coach is taking it a little easier on us in practice now. Because the team that can push through [injuries] and not get complacent is the one that is going to win games down the stretch.''

The Hurricanes (6-2, 3-2) have taken quite a few licks in their first eight games -- mostly on defense.

But the offensive line, where Fox is among six iron men who have taken the majority of the snaps this season, hasn't been spared either. Fox ``banged up'' his left knee against Clemson doing what he and the rest of UM's offensive line have been asked to do a lot more of lately -- play on their heels and try to protect quarterback Jacory Harris from the blitz.

UM did a good job protecting the quarterback early this season, allowing only four sacks in the first three games. But opponents have found leaks in the Canes' pass protection schemes lately with different blitz packages.

THE KITCHEN SINK

Last week, Wake Forest got to Harris five times, bringing the total to 20 sacks in the past five games.

``People are just throwing the whole kitchen sink at us and hoping they get there before Jacory lets go of the ball,'' Fox said. ``We're doing the best we can. But when they're blitzing seven guys and we only have six guys to protect, somebody is going to get through.''

The Cavaliers, ranked 34th nationally in total defense (329.3 yards per game) and 40th in scoring defense (21.8 ppg), don't blitz often. But they are averaging two sacks a game (16 this season) and present problems for the Hurricanes in various ways, including being the only ACC team to run the 3-4 defense.

``We've seen the 3-4, but they run it differently,'' Fox said. ``It's a very unique defense. It's an NFL-type defense. It's not a penetrating-type defense. It's reading and reacting.''

UM coach Randy Shannon said: ``Defensively, they play eight-man fronts. Sometimes they'll line up and play man coverage the whole entire game. They're just going to try and out-execute you.''

PLAYMAKERS

The Cavaliers have several playmakers on defense. Defensive end Nate Collins has been named ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week twice, making 35 of his 57 tackles during the past three weeks. He leads Virginia in sacks with five.

Ras-I Dowling (6-2, 200) was named to the All-ACC Preseason Team and is fourth on the team with 40 tackles.

He and fellow cornerback Chris Cook (6-2, 210) have combined for 11 career interceptions and 39 pass breakups and are part of a secondary that has given up just four passing touchdowns all season.

It wasn't until last week against Duke that the Cavaliers finally allowed an opponent to throw for more than 200 yards.

Another Virginia defensive strength: red-zone stops. Of the 27 times opponents have driven inside the Cavaliers 20-yard line, they have forced 15 field goals.

``We got out of the running game early last week because we were down. But we plan on running the ball a lot more this week,'' UM center A.J. Trump said. ``Virginia doesn't blitz as much on film. But every week we say that, and we end up seeing more blitzes. We just have to do a better job winning the battle up front.''

pb(CSROH10)

Posted by: solarcane | November 06, 2009 at 08:45 PM


The man is a total douchebag.

Old Skool

Tennessee players are upset over this joke told by the Memphis Coach

"A friend of mine was in Knoxville," said West, and where else would you have expect the friend to have been?

The friend wanted to find Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin's house. When he finally found it, he saw a sign in the front yard: "Talking dog for sale."

The friend saw a Lab, sitting there.

"You the talking dog?"

"Yep," the dog said.

"What's your story?" the friend asked, and the dog told his tale.

He'd been talking all his life. He once worked for the CIA. After a while, he got tired of that and took a job in security at the Knoxville airport and -- it was about this exact moment that Kiffin showed up.

"You really selling the dog?" West's friend asked the Vols coach.

"Yes," said Kiffin. "Five bucks."

"Five bucks? Why would you sell a dog like that for five bucks?"

"He's a liar!" Kiffin said. "He didn't do any of that stuff!"

 Esteban

dlu, 6 of the defensive players who are on the injured list were guys who were hurt coming into the season.

solarcane

Meyer fined $30,000.00 for running his yap about uncalled late hits

peace

CaneSawMassacre

Hey.. 1 day until Canes stomp Virginia, 1 day until my bachelor party. 8 days until I plunge into forever.

tortugacane

U

DallasTX Cane

U did good to remind us solar.

RIP BP

miamimike01

Thanks jack. I appreciate the wishes.

I promise, we'll be fine.

86, important update in your email.

Sean Spence is a Beast!!!

I don't care how dominant of a team you've got, if you get caught sleeping, you can lose to anybody! and that include the likes of the william and mary and gardner webb!

You can thank Appalachian St for changing the trend!

solarcane

thanks jack attack

out the door for a couple

peace out girl scouts


Mrs. 86

Posted by: miamimike01 | November 06, 2009 at 07:16 PM

RandyCane here,

RIP Bryan

Posted by: miamimike01 | November 06, 2009 at 07:46 PM

Hope ALL is better for you (two). Keep the faith & Believe.

miamimike01

RandyCane here,

RIP Bryan

solarcane

was listening to Deep Purple's Greatest Hits


"We got music in our solar system
We're space truckin' round the stars
Come on let's go Space Truckin'"

think those guys knew something way back then?

welcome back mm01

out for dinner
back ina while

peace

Mrs. 86

"The taste of blood, the claim of love: these two will here on cease
to be sprouting from your fists and tongue 'cause Carolina waits for me"

peace

Posted by: solarcane | November 06, 2009 at 07:23 PM

Good call solar-man. Hope you give to them... those NC nobody's. Like that quote of yours... good call.

solarcane

dtx
When I read the Pata article today I thought, damn so much bad news the last two days, maybe I'll link this Sunday, then I thought Pata needs to be remembered right now. I thought for sure before now someone would point a finger.

RIP Bryan

peace

solarcane

soup

unc defense article sent

some Death Cab for Cuties lyrics

"The taste of blood, the claim of love: these two will here on cease
to be sprouting from your fists and tongue 'cause Carolina waits for me"

peace

miamimike01

Hi Canespacers!

Just switched ISP, so that's why I've been offline the last 48 hours.

Good to see the Space hoppin.

Mrs. 86

It's a woman's world, U are just living in it.

Posted by: SOUP | November 06, 2009 at 06:25 PM

Hey 86/Soup: It appears as, if you apply this one to yourself with Mrs.86. U are a good man! I do the same as U do with my better half. Happy wife, happy life!

DallasTX Cane

Posted by: solarcane | November 06, 2009 at 05:45 PM

Thanks for posting this article solar. still a gut-wrenching story. I hope that someone will man-up one day and come forward with info that breaks this case for the police. IMHO thats what its going to take to solve it.

tortugacane

Esteban, good TV as always. Canes beat Va.

SOUP

Leave comments and U could win $250 in Canes gear:

http://miami.raycomsports.com/blog/2009/11/06/canes-vs-cavaliers-at-the-shark/?keepThis=true&TB_iframe=true&height=650&width=850

Sarasota 'cane

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp2DbvWmu4M

Shultz posted this link at the Sentinel. If AB can't go tomorrow, then we need to get this "stud" at linebacker! He must have nads made of steel!

Go 'canes!

SOUP

NEW BLOG AT THE RAYCOM SITE:

http://miami.raycomsports.com/blog/2009/11/06/canes-vs-cavaliers-at-the-shark/?keepThis=true&TB_iframe=true&height=650&width=850

ESTEBAN...YOUR VIDEO MADE IT PAS THE RAYCOM SCREENERS! U HAVE TO CLICK ON THE LINK THAT SAYS: BREAK IT DOWN.

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