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February 22, 2014

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HawaiiCane

First!

Terrance Sullivan

That was an awesome game. KY thanks bruh I will.

HawaiiCane

Great wins all around for the 'Canes... basketball, baseball & tennis!

Terrance Sullivan

HawaiiCane. Yes Sir.

86Cane

1. Baseball: Beating the Gators is PRIMARY.

2. Basketball: Beating BC by 27 is LEGENDARY.

3. Men's Tennis: No disrespect to the guys but let us just say that women's tennis is ALL the rage right now. And by ALL the rage we mean that it is happening. And soon we will show U the what, the why and the way.

CaneRock

Barry Jackson:

Gray Crow is realistically an afterthought in the spring competition, and incoming Brad Kaaya (likely Olsen's strongest competition in 2015) and Malik Rosier arrive in the summer.

Coach Al Golden said last month that “Ryan has done a really good job, but you're not anointed the starting quarterback. In terms of his growth, maturity, football intelligence, he’s someone we're excited about."

PS: See what I did there, SOUP.

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/2014/02/ryan-williams-ready-to-prove-himself-to-doubters-dolphins-marino-heat-marlins.html#storylink=cpy

CaneRock

Offensive line coach Art Kehoe and receivers coach Brennan Carroll attended part of the Hurricanes’ baseball game against the Gators on Friday, stayed in the baseball coaches’ office complex for several minutes and then left to walk the prospective UM football player to meet with other Canes’ players at their offseason voluntary workout.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/02/22/3953950/source-miami-hurricanes-coaches.html#storylink=cpy

CaneRock

O'Donnell also benched 23 reps of 225 pounds. "That's right, that is a special-teamer,'' said an NFL Network analyst. Another comment regarding the bench press: "Crazy! That's an offensive line bench.''

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2014/02/canes-at-combine-punter-pat-odonnell-blazing-strong-ot-seantrel-henderson-also-fast-og-linder-strong.html#storylink=cpy

NativeCane

Ol CaneRock, burning the midnite oil!

Im assuming that was Gayturd media sticking their big fat schnozollies in our business!

Dem Canes!!!

Va Cane

CR I love it. Sometimes its fun to throw out a comment to see what happens. You my friend are the king of comment!!!!!

In the trunk......only you my man. I agree its a rough surface and they beat and bang!!!!!! I think a new part of the equation is the fans. The crowds are so loud vocal and entitled, the pressure from them taunting yelling shouting crazy shit and being so close now makes the amps go up!!!!

Great comments!!!!!!


Stanadrd Shriver

16 errors in 6 games fo Morris' Canes. cannot survive a season with defensive play that god awful. 5 years running Cane baseball has had trouble with fielding.

SOUP

GRAY CROW!

dj moonbat

GRAY CROW!

Posted by: SOUP | February 23, 2014 at 10:04 AM


I'm pretty sure shouting your position from a blog's comments section doesn't do much to make a football team change its depth chart.

jcane

As much I am trying to stay positive for the U baseball, as I'd said yesterday it's unlikely that these timely HRs will continue game in and game out. Errors and min. offense (ie 6 hits and one error last night) will doom them if this continues. Now, if the pitching continues to be fairly solid and HRs continue, the situation improves a lot vs. the last few seasons. I'm not sure where this plays out yet, but as I'd said yesterday....6 HRs so far this season vs. 14 all of last year sounds like there is likelihood of some improvement in power. Most importantly, two straight vs. FU is nice, regardless of how. Sweep 'em today...

Terrance Sullivan

Go Canes! Sweep the Crocs!

Lurker

I guess it's not enough to enjoy the moment and be happy about taking the series from the crocs. Some people just like to wallow in misery rather than enjoying the present.

Terrance Sullivan

Great point Lurker.

KYcane

This was a fantastic expedition to witness some Canes action up close & share it with good people at my side. Killer hot wings at the Titanic, shakes at "the Light", great weather, thumping of some hated rivals, the Hooters Girls & meeting the lovely young Lady Canes ACC tennis champs.
And last but not least, "We finished strong, baby!" with a side trip down Las Olas to Ft Lauderdale beach with it's stunning scenery.

Posted by: KYcane | February 22, 2014 at 11:04 PM

With all that said above - the one most memorable thing I took from this trip was standing silently with Terrance on a beautiful quiet morning and paying our respects to the late great ST. A life cut way too short by random violence. The feeling we took from this as we drove away was just so incredibly moving.

jcane

If that comment was for me, Lurker, I call the good and bad (called being realistic) while always loving beating FU. I did the same after the win over FU in football. If this were the last series of the season, I'd have no problem with any form of winning. As it is, there are a lot of games still left in the season. I see more hope (some power is being shown, in spite of min. hitting and a bunch of errors, which luckily are the kind of problems that can be corrected and is more forgivable early in the season, unlike a lack of power) on the diamond than I had the last few years so far, and HOPE it all goes well.

For now, after losing four straight series to the turds, I'd love to see the sweep!

I am truly excited about our hoops the next few years. I think Coach L is amazing, and they are doing a great job this year given what they have and in spite of the record. More talent infusion coming in along with growth of young players means some really good teams the next few years. If somehow this team can pull off an upset at UVa this week, a little mo could build. Getting to the top half of the ACC isn't completely impossible, being 10th right now. I don't expect this upset to happen, but if it does
there could still be some excitement left in this season (not an NCAA berth, of course).

Terrance Sullivan

KY yes sir bruh. JCANE U are good mane.

SOUP

I'm pretty sure shouting your position from a blog's comments section doesn't do much to make a football team change its depth chart.

Posted by: dj moonbat | February 23, 2014 at 10:07 AM

Don't be so sure. UMike asked Golden to offer 1,000 kids EARLY and just like that he did. So there is that.

SOUP

The feeling we took from this as we drove away was just so incredibly moving.

Posted by: KYcane | February 23, 2014 at 12:32 PM

RIP ST#26

Terrance Sullivan

RIP ST#26.

jcane

FU took a 4-0 lead in the first. The U just hit a HR, now 4-2. Dangerous way to play to stake opponents to good first inning leads as they've done in 2 of these 3 games in the series. Carey's second HR of the series. Inning done, to the 4th with the Canes down by 2.

KYcane

min. offense

Posted by: jcane | February 23, 2014 at 10:17 AM

The defense will never hold up if we can't control the TOP.

jcane

Now 6-2 in the top of the 5th, Turds. The positive of the series is the U's 6 HRs in one series for the first time in 4 years. Now, how about not giving up more runs and putting a little O together. Bunt single by FU to open the inning, taking advantage of Thompson playing deep at 3rd.

jcane

Gators with their 10th hit of the afternoon, now runners on 1st and 2nd with no outs. Gonna go hang with the family in a few minutes. Easy enough to watch by ESPN 3 streaming on the computer for those interested though.

jcane

Now 2 outs, with a K at the last batter. Still runners on 1st and 2nd. Tapper to short, toss to the 2b, and out #3. To the bottom of the 5th, down by 4.

jcane

Now 6-4, FU, in the bottom of the 6th. Canes are sticking around, after netting a pair in the 5th, but 1-2-3 in the 6th. FWIW, Canes have 2 errors already today. As already discussed, routine errors are a disturbing trend that needs to be followed over the next few weeks.

Va Cane

KY thanks for the beautiful sentimental moment for a life well led with so much more to say.....Glad you and T Sully could enjoy a special moment as friends in memory of a great friend and teammate of us all.

You are truly a great man of passion and conviction.....you see the content of the heart before the color of the skin. RIP ST and MLK Jr.

SOUP

Thanks for the updates JCane.

GO 'CANES, BEAT THE 'TURDS!

Dude on a Pale Horse

Remember the 10 man formation the Redskins ran? Nice tribute to ST26, the best ever.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Why isn't Sean in the Ring of Honor yet?

jcane

Bottom of the 9th, Zach Collins up to lead off, Canes still down 6-4, last 3 outs to go....

jcane

Batter 1: Groundout.

Batter 2: Garrett Kennedy up, quickly behind, 0-2. Now, 2-2....

jcane

Kennedy: now full count. Payoff pitch coming...walked him, tying run coming up.

Alex Hernandez, 3rd batter of the inning. Out of fairness to FU, Kennedy should have been out. Ball 3 shouldn't have been taken and looked like a strike. I'd expect the ump to be generous the other way with the next batter if he counts on a taken pitch call. Looper into left for another hit. Runners on 1st and 2nd, pinch hitter coming in, still one out.

jcane

The crowd is waking up, with Brad Zunika coming up...a big fella, I'm assuming hoping for a single swing to end this thing. He's 6'6", a freshman with only 2 ABs this season with one hit. Left hander. Pinch runner coming in, too. Gator coach coming in, taking his time and stalling chatting with his pitcher while letting his relief pitcher finish warming up. Can't believe they're giving him so much time. This is likely the payback for the non-strike call....

jcane

Ball one to open it up. Now 1-1 count. Fair ball down the 3rd base line.....wait, call reversed, now a foul call...ugh....thought we had the tie. BTW, the batter is now Sebastian Diaz instead of the original pick given the pitcher brought in. Next pitch, strike 3. Two outs. Last chance time. In comes Gator manager, new pitcher yet again, 6th of the game.

jcane

High fly to center. That'll do it, folks. The U loses game 3. 7 hits and 2 errors doesn't usually cut it in college. Exciting 9th and nice to see them have a few shots at least.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend all.

Terrance Sullivan

Great job JCANE.

KYcane

Posted by: Va Cane | February 23, 2014 at 02:55 PM

Va - thank you for what I will consider one of the great compliments I have received in my life.
Especially since it's coming from a man that has spent the better part of his life giving to the youth of his area to help them on their path of life.

Terrance Sullivan

Back in the MGM. The Canes 4-Play was excellent look forward to doing it again next year. Back to the grind tomorrow. Go Canes. Soup and KY U guys rule.

SOUP

Soup and KY U guys rule.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | February 23, 2014 at 05:20 PM

There IT is right there.

KYcane

Soup is happy

Va Cane

My Kentucky friend,
I was there with K Sully I felt you guys. This is why Canespace is much more than some blog. We may have different feelings, opinions, and thoughts, but down inside we care about the same things....

I was very moved as a player, coach and UM addict regarding the ST post you and T Sully experienced....God is good....thanks for remembering that God Family Country UM matter....and great thanks to SOUP who really makes this all possible...thanks to my family for so much input and knowledge.......VAC

raizecane

Friend just sent me a pic with him a Al Golden taken earlier today…..AG in Daytona attending the 500.

orange 'n green in the vein

Which is ironic as watching a race track being dried for six hours is more entertaining than UM football games with him coaching the team the last three years.

Rand Stevens

The umpires needed an escort out of dodge. I havent seen an angrier crowd at the U in a long time.

Carey wouldn't come back to finish the at bat. Morris tossed. Complete BS by the umps.

KYcane

This is why Canespace is much more than some blog. We may have different feelings, opinions, and thoughts, but down inside we care about the same things....

Posted by: Va Cane | February 23, 2014 at 05:52 PM

THERE IT IS, RIGHT THERE!

Go Canes

@Safid_Deen: Torrance Gibson said he, Al Golden & James Coley talked about "bringing a national championship home to Miami" http://t.co/nOt7dWcjlw

Terrance Sullivan

VA Cane well said man.

Dude on a Pale Horse

That's great news that Gibson is talking about 'ships. Al needs 10 wins and no blow out losses, but after last year that may be asking too much of him and his pal. Ryan Williams I think will be the starter, he's gotta be a student of the game and get us back where we need to be.

SOUP

RIP Dale Sr.

Dale Junior has won at Daytona...

Hassan

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1969357-miami-football-why-linebacker-is-the-position-to-watch-during-spring-practice#articles/1969357-miami-football-why-linebacker-is-the-position-to-watch-during-spring-practice

good write up

SinisterCane

Good Morning Spacers

SH77 will go no lower then the 2nd rd

UMike

Caught some of the NFL Combine on the NFL Network earlier today.

UM punter Pat O'Donnell, at 6-4 1/8 and 220 pounds, looked like the physical specimen he had been all last season with UM. He ran like it, too.

O'Donnell ran a 4.64 official 40-yard dash. At first they posted a 4.53 time, but that was unofficial. His time, last I checked at 1:51 p.m., was eighth overall for the day (fastest I checked was tight end A.C. Leonard of Tennessee State in 4.43) and top among kickers/punters. According to NFL.com, O'Donnell's 40 time tied the fastest by a kicker or punter since at least 2006; USC's David Buehler ran a 4.62 in 2009.

O'Donnell also benched 23 reps of 225 pounds. "That's right, that is a special-teamer,'' said an NFL Network analyst. Another comment regarding the bench press: "Crazy! That's an offensive line bench.''

In his one season in Coral Gables, O’Donnell set the school single-season record with a 47.1 yards-per-punt average. A first-team All-ACC choice and second-team All-America selection by USA TODAY, O’Donnell booted 23 punts of 50+ yards and downed 19 inside the opponent’s 20-yard line.

6-7, 331-pound Offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson's fastest official time today was 5.04 with a 1.71 10-yard split (the splits are key bursts for OL at beginning of plays). NFL folks keep talking about his "inconsistency'' and lack of physical strength for his size. He did not participate in the bench press at the combine.

6-5 5/8, 311-pound offensive guard Brandon Linder's fastest time today was officially 5.35. He benched an impressive 30 reps of 225 pounds. NFL Network: "If you could take Linder's toughness and tenacity and the way he plays the game and [put it] in Seantrel Henderson's body, then you'd have a first round pick.'' Linder had a 1.82 10-yard split when I saw him on TV, but that was unofficial.

Linder started all 13 games along the offensive line in 2013 and concluded his career with 37 consecutive starters. He was a second-team All-ACC selection and was named the team’s Offensive MVP at the end of the season. Henderson, a third-team All-ACC selection, played in 12 games along the offensive line, making eight starts at right tackle.

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2014/02/canes-at-combine-punter-pat-odonnell-blazing-strong-ot-seantrel-henderson-also-fast-og-linder-strong.html#storylink=cpy

Did anyone see Morris yesterday?

UMike

So our punter was faster than Johnny Football? lol

SOUP

Between O'Donnell and Bosher U might have yourself a team? LOL

Lurker

Did O'Donnell really run a faster 40 than Manziel?

trianglecane

Below is the NFL's analysis of Miami's five players at the combine. See what we were working with.

http://www.nfl.com/combine/participants?filterType=college&filterCond=Miami

trianglecane

Clowney ran a 4.47 unofficial i believe. Sick.

Go Canes

Holy shit.

@AdamSchefter: South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney timed in 40 at an unofficial 4.47. Wow...

Ohio_Cane

Clowney backed that up with an unofficial 4.48 on the 2nd attempt. Freak of nature.

SinisterCane


http://www.nfl.com/combine/participants?filterType=college&filterCond=Miami

Posted by: trianglecane | February 24, 2014 at 09:40 AM

Not a good look for Hurns and Morris.

GO Canes watch your language bro

UMike

Did O'Donnell really run a faster 40 than Manziel?

Posted by: Lurker | February 24, 2014 at 09:27 AM

His official time was 4.68

trianglecane

clowney benches less than O'Donnell but post 1 round rb speed.

UMike

Even Luck's official time was faster than Manziel lol... but that is why there is a term called "football speed"

Go Canes

SUNDAY BUZZ COLUMN

The battle for UM’s quarterback job begins in earnest with the start of spring practice next weekend, and front-runner Ryan Williams knows there are some fans who will look at his unimpressive Rivals.com recruiting ranking (two stars) and his limited number of offers out of Miramar High (Memphis, Eastern Michigan were the best) and decide it makes more sense longterm to give the job not to Williams --- a one-year stopgap --- but to more ballyhooed Kevin Olsen, who has four years of eligibility left.

“There probably are doubters, but I never want to listen to the outside,” Williams said. “Kevin was an Under-Armor All-American. I wasn’t. I had to go to Memphis first. He came straight here.

“It’s always going to be looked upon as a lower status, but it’s something I’ve got to break through. Fans look at ratings, and I wasn’t highly rated. Fans hold that as a negative against me.”

UM coaches obviously don’t. There will be an open competition between Williams and Olsen, but Williams enters as the favorite because the staff sees a mature, responsible leader who has improved his accuracy and arm strength. Gray Crow is realistically an afterthought in the spring competition, and incoming Brad Kaaya (likely Olsen's strongest competition in 2015) and Malik Rosier arrive in the summer.

“With Ryan, you see plays that are second nature to him,” offensive coordinator James Coley said. “I love the fact he’s tall [6-6]. He’s savvy…. Before, he was a paw thrower. Now he will turn his shoulders.”

Coach Al Golden said last month that “Ryan has done a really good job, but you're not anointed the starting quarterback. In terms of his growth, maturity, football intelligence, he’s someone we're excited about."

Teammates have noticed other encouraging signs. “Since Coley came here, Ryan’s arm strength is better,” said departing running back Eduardo Clements. “His deep balls are better, more accurate.”

Williams admitted his arm strength was a considered “a negative” when he signed with Memphis, but he can now throw “60 to 65 yards and accurately” – a 10-to-15 yard improvement from when he transferred.

Beyond being generally accurate on intermediate routes, Williams “keeps his cool and he’s really good in the pocket,” tight end Beau Sandland said.

Still, there’s some uncertainty because of his limited body of work. He threw for 2075 yards, 13 touchdowns and 10 picks in 10 starts as a freshman on a 1-11 Memphis team in 2010, then transferred when the coach changed the offensive system from pro-style to spread.

At Miami, Williams has completed 37 of 52 passes for 569 yards, four touchdowns and one interception in two years as Stephen Morris’ backup.

“I don’t want to be given anything,” said Williams, who threw five touchdown passes in Miramar’s victory in the 2009 Class 6A state championship. “I want to go out and earn it. That’s what I plan on doing.”

Does Williams look at this as his team now, in terms of leadership?

“That’s what I’m going to try to do,” he said earlier this winter. “I want to try to take over and be a big influence and get the young guys caught up to speed and make sure they know there’s no more Allen Hurns, no more Stephen Morris, and it’s us now.”

Any doubt he can be quality starter at this level? “No. I definitely proved myself at the Division 1 level before. We didn’t win a lot of games. But after these last three years of learning, I’m so much better.

“My overall accuracy on every ball has improved. Just looking back at myself, everything – body type, arm strength – it just looked bad. [Now], I feel good about myself on the field.”

It wouldn’t be surprising if Williams throws more intermediate routes and fewer deep balls than Morris did. “Maybe I’ll take people by surprise and can sneak a few deep balls and open up some thing underneath,” he said.

“If it’s a team we feel we can take shots on, we’ll take shots. I don’t have any limitations of what I can run offensively.”

The UM staff likes Olsen’s skill set but wants to see more maturity (after a bowl game suspension unrelated to academics) and quicker decisions (“don’t overthink it,” Coley said). Golden said last season he wants to see Olsen work to get better in the film room.

“It will be a great competition,” said Olsen, who is in good spirits but declined to discuss his bowl suspension. “Ryan has the experience factor on me.”

UMike

Clowney ran faster that DeAnthony Thomas wow

Lurker

Manziel is super quick, has explosive short burst speed, and can change direction on a dime. Attributes which are much more important in a collapsing pocket vs straight line speed

Ohio_Cane

To quote Mike Mayock, "He's quicker than fast"

VA Cane

If you need a punter, and you know someone does, Pat is a solid choice, he did pretty damn good job for us, he helped with field position a lot. It is a very important aspect of the TEAM....it is part of the puzzle of winning championships I assert very strongly.

Terrance Sullivan

I will be the CaneSpace Correspondent on location in Tallahassee, Fl. as our Lady Canes tennis team plays the Lady Noles tennis team. I will try my best to get some interviews and of course I will take a bunch of pictures and have a overall blast. BTW the combine info U guys are giving us is great. I am really enccouraged to hear about O'Donnell and Linder and wish Hurns the best as well. I feel these 3 can play a decade in the league. Still hope for the best for Morris and Henderson but I feel there stay will be brief in the league nothing against them personally like both guys just feel like their are missing components to their game I hope they prove me wrong. Go Canes! Have a good weeke my Canespace family.

raizecane

I guess we cant seem to stay out of the news for long. Miami set to kick off another investigation

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/10501585/miami-hurricanes-investigate-possible-ncaa-violation

UMike

So if a coach is doing one thing, and someones like "hey who is that working out over there in the distance", and the coach goes "IDK, might be one of the football players... cant really tell who"... its a violation? lol.. but when an SEC school offers a scholarship and gets a kids to sign as an EE DURING THE DEAD PERIOD... nothing is mentioned lol

Dude on a Pale Horse

The violation seems minor. In other news Duck Commander will be sponsoring a bowl next year. Here's hoping Oregon gets invited.

Ohio_Cane

A secondary violation is minor, but not sure how it affects us being on probation...

UMike

That is IF a violation even occurred.

UMike

All we need is another "cloud" haha.. jk jk

Lurker

I guess we cant seem to stay out of the news for long. Miami set to kick off another investigation

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/10501585/miami-hurricanes-investigate-possible-ncaa-violation
Posted by: raizecane | February 24, 2014 at 12:25 PM

This is meaningless so don't get your knickers all twisted.

I've lurked for a long time, and remember people that still post here swearing off the team after that fateful August 2011 day, and saying they were no longer canes fans. Take a step back.

People are getting scared over a meaningless secondary violation that schools commit by the dozens every year. Man up, fellas.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Lol UMike. This cloud might get Golden to 2018 before we can judge him.

Go Canes

Ridiculous. The NCAA is a joke.

Go Canes

@ChristyChirinos: Miami baseball moves up two spots to No. 14 in @BaseballAmerica rankings. FSU up two to No. 2. Teams meet this weekend in Tallahassee.

Ohio_Cane

#UTough (5 Days): 02-19-14: http://youtu.be/_iHlvn7Oeuo

Dude on a Pale Horse

Thanks for the link O_C, them boys are getting after it. Nice to see Figs in a black jersey. #favoritecane

UpNorthCane27

Figs will be a problem this upcoming season!!!

VfB_Cane

Figs will be a problem this upcoming season!!!

Posted by: UpNorthCane | February 24, 2014 at 03:36 PM

I'm sick & tired of problems ... this fall we need solutions.

raizecane

RIP - Harold Ramis. Caddyshack and Animal House...2 of the funniest movies ever.

UpNorthCane27

Damnnnn VfB stop killing my amp man lol... Fine Figs is gonna be a SOLUTION this upcoming season fellas.

Da U N Houston

B*tch dont kill my vibe, B*tch don't kill my vibe.....

RCCF

sooooooo if a kid gets hurt in these Uh Voluntary Workouts that Coaches can't watch who does a parent blame for supervision?

RCCF

RCCF

Ridiculous. The NCAA is a joke.

Posted by: Go Canes | February 24, 2014 at 02:01 PM

a Weekend away and this is what I say:

I Agree with U Al Go(lden)Canes..


RCCF

Lurker

sooooooo if a kid gets hurt in these Uh Voluntary Workouts that Coaches can't watch who does a parent blame for supervision?

RCCF

Posted by: RCCF | February 24, 2014 at 04:10 PM

Anything to blast the current coaches, right?

RCCF

Lurker...

that is not blasting the coaches sir, reading comprehension much?
that is blasting the NCAA...
Now Please Step Away from the Haterade, right?


RCCF12%

RCCF

and I am a scheme Blaster not coach Blaster...Get it Right..

RCCF

UpNorthCane27

Yea Lurker shame on you man read it before making accusations at my boy RCCF the 12% bus driver

Ohio_Cane

sooooooo if a kid gets hurt in these Uh Voluntary Workouts that Coaches can't watch who does a parent blame for supervision?

RCCF

Posted by: RCCF | February 24, 2014 at 04:10 PM

Anything to blast the current coaches, right?

Posted by: Lurker | February 24, 2014 at 04:14 PM
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U misread that.

Ohio_Cane

^^ And apparently RCCF and UpNorth already pointed that out.

Didn't refresh... Blah

CaneSawMassacre

The S&C coaches can watch any "voluntary work-outs".

Just not the other coaches.

Lurker

I misread it. Apologies.

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