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86Cane

NEW BLOG IS UP!

86Cane

I don't always watch Miami and FSU Baseball but when I do... Canes Win... Canes Win!

Posted by: NativeCane | April 05, 2019 at 09:59 PM

LOVE THIS!

Time to eat a big steak?

86Cane

Look forward to that workout one day. In the meantime, welcome to the U, keep disrupting and always be the hardest worker in the (MF’n) room.
#TheU #94

Posted by: solarcane | April 05, 2019 at 06:47 PM

Video GOLD, that is what that will be.

#PureVideoGold

solarcane

Enjoying Dos Equis and a Canes win.

I don't always watch Miami and FSU Baseball but when I do... Canes Win... Canes Win!

Posted by: NativeCane | April 05, 2019

CLASSIC!
Stay thirsty my friend

JCane

Nothing would give me greater pleasure than a combination of a Miami sweep and FSU not making the post season in baseball this year. Call me small, but I do not want to see miami's 44 year record streak be broken by FSU.

NativeCane

FSU looked inept and I almost felt sorry for them.... No that's a lie I would never feel sorry for them if we beat that azz a million times in a row.

NativeCane

They looked great tonight T, great bats, great gloves, great pitching!

NativeCane

Enjoying Dos Equis and a Canes win.

I don't always watch Miami and FSU Baseball but when I do... Canes Win... Canes Win!

NativeCane

11-0

Terrance Sullivan

Great Work Native. Our Canes need to win this series badly.

NativeCane

Evan Mckendry pitched 7 innings, 98 pitches, no runs. Mantilla in relief.

NativeCane

Canes bring in bullpen catcher to bat in 10th run.

NativeCane

2 run double by Gates

9-0

NativeCane

Gill with RBI single

7-0

NativeCane

Zamora with 2 run single.

6-0 Canes

NativeCane

Bases loaded again, Martin to the mound again.

NativeCane

Alex Toral Grand Slams after Mike Martin trip to the mound, bottom of 5th, one out.
4 zip, Canes

NativeCane

No score top of the 5th.

Would love to see bitter Mike Martin lose his last series in Miami.

NativeCane

Canes hardballers playing the first of 3 game series against Noles.
No score, top of the 3rd.

solarcane

Windy, the Rock digs your boy too

Dwayne Johnson
@TheRock
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Thanks for rockin’ my #94
@LouHedleyy
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Look forward to that workout one day. In the meantime, welcome to the U, keep disrupting and always be the hardest worker in the (MF’n) room.
#TheU #94

solarcane

Some Manny

Manny Diaz’s vision for Miami football emphasizes integritity
by Alan Rubenstein 53 minutes ago Follow @UARuby
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During his speech at the Brian Piccolo Awards in Coral Springs on Thursday night, Miami football coach Manny Diaz emphasized his vision for the Hurricanes future revolves around integrity.
Playing on the Miami football team means certain standards. Only Alabama has won more national championships than the Hurricanes since their first title in 1983. Miami football head coach Manny Diaz emphasized the importance of living an honest, truthful life as the values he wants to install with his team.


Creating a culture is essential when any new coach takes over. Despite being the defensive coordinator for the Miami football team under Mark Richt, the culture Diaz is creating in very different than Richt’s. Diaz is far more active and entertaining on social media. He clearly wants to create the image of a player’s coach.

Diaz gave a riveting speech at the Piccolo Awards honoring high school senior football players in South Florida as cited by Christy Chirinos of the Sun Sentinel.



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“What was important for me to realize, I had to come up with some very tangible values that if you play football for the Miami Hurricanes, that you knew that this would be the standard that you’d be upheld to. And these are things that we would take ourselves very seriously on … the way we define this is not what we aspire to be.

There’s always the sort of high and mighty things we all aspire to be. But look at it this way — if you really want to know who you are, what’s the one thing you couldn’t take? What’s the one thing that would drive you crazy if someone described you in this way?

If you find out what that is, you’ll find out what’s important to you. We found out there were five things that were non-negotiables that our football team has to be judged by on every day and the guys that play football for us have to be judged by every day and they’re all measurable.

What I’d encourage you to do is to find some things you can measure that you can live by every day that you can say, ‘Right now, in this time of transition, I know who I’m going to be going forward and I know I can define myself by these things.’

For us at Miami, No. 1 is integrity. Integrity. What if they say you don’t have integrity. What do you have? Nothing. You have nothing. What’s the first word that pops in your mind when you talk about integrity? It’s usually what, honesty? Truth. Telling the truth. That’s all a part of it. But there’s more to it than that.

And this is especially true for your age — integrity is being truthful to yourself. You guys are growing up with things we in the back of the room never grew up with. You live a life based off of numbers. The numbers of likes, the numbers of retweets, the number of followers, the number of “friends.”

You live in a world that encourages you to be defined by the definitions of others. One of the great speakers who came up here tonight actually had a quote on that and how foolish that is. Be truthful to yourself. It’s important that we are who we say we are and we do what we say we’re going to do.

For us, at UM, the worst thing we can ever be called is a fraud. That’s the dirtiest word someone can ever call you. A fraud. We all run our own race. But you have to win your race and the biggest way you lose respect is when someone finds out you’re really trying to run someone else’s race.

Run your own race, win your own race, that’s integrity…We want to be men of great integrity. Second, we want to be men of great toughness. It’s very important that we have toughness. With football, the first thing everyone thinks about is physical toughness. And there’s no doubt that’s a part of it.

But much, much more important is mental toughness. How resilient are you? Do you persevere when things get difficult? Those are traits right now in very, very short supply. That’s why you need the great coaches in the back of the room. At some point, they’ve pushed you. … That’s called being resilient.

Resilience is a muscle. It has to be worked out like any other muscle in a gym. You have resilience, that’s why you’re sitting here today. Don’t stop exercising that muscle. It will give you a competitive advantage in the world, I promise you that.

So, we want to be men of integrity, we want to have great toughness and we have to have great passion. Nothing great in life has ever been accomplished without enthusiasm. We at the University of Miami should play football with passion. We live in a passionate city.

People spend their hard-earned money to come down and vacation here. Why? They want to listen to our music. They want to dance in our clubs. They want to go to the beach. They want to breathe in our culture.

Our culture, our community is one of passion. It only stands to reason that the Miami Hurricanes should play with passion. The people here, we want to see our team play with passion. That’s no different beyond the sport of football.”

Diaz’s final two pillars were competitive excellence and passion. Richt and the Miami football team were often criticized for lacking passion last season. Those that know Richt privately say he is inwardly competitive. Former Atlanta talk show host John Michaels who covered Richt when he was at Georgia frequently criticized Richt’s stoicism.

Diaz has reset how the Miami football program will be conducted during his tenure. He and Richt worked together well but have very different personalities. Diaz is open and outgoing, while Richt is more conservative and reserved. Both expect integrity from their players.

When rising junior wide receiver Jeff Thomas wasn’t living up to unspecified expectations last season he wound up not playing in the last two games of the 2018 Miami football season. Diaz has welcomed Thomas back but he will be expected to be a key contributed on and off the field in 2019.

NEXT: Manny Diaz wants toughness, fun and Miami players playing hard
Miami was resilient and mentally tough during the 2017, 10-3 season. The Hurricanes had several comebacks and close victories that other teams might have lost. Being mentally tough in a close game is essential. It’s often the difference between winning and losing. Miami’s four 2018 regular season losses were by a total of 30 points.

Go Canes!!

All the Mallory talk further confirms how stacked this team compared to its competition this year.
M

solarcane

Windy,
I think Shaq is more or less the captain of the entire team, he came back because of Manny, they love each other.
I think Manny will use him to get vocal with the younger players. Somebody has to step up at linebacker or we are cooked there next year.

You could be right about Thomas not playing much, they know he is a franchise player.

BigWindyCane1

I dont know that Mallory will be the king of spring, I would put my money on Jeff Thomas or Shaq .

Posted by: solarcane | April 05, 2019 at 11:08 AM

Jeff Thomas and Shaq might be some of the best players in the fall, but I wouldn't be suprised if CMD limits their play in the spring game to prevent injuries.

Mallory should do well this spring, but I hope it carries over to the Fall because IMO he can make plays for this Canes offense under Enos.

solarcane

Shall we designate Mallory as a "King of Spring"?

Posted by: 86Cane | April 05, 2019 at 09:27 AM

I agree a bit with Windy.
Mallory plays hard and the coaches love him. He is going to be on the field a lot in the new offense,

I dont know that Mallory will be the king of spring, I would put my money on Jeff Thomas or Shaq .

Native

Holy Blazing Saddles Batchman its Hedley Louis.

thirstybuzzardcane

Can't wait to see this guy has n action. Hopefully, we don't have to see too much of him....LOL


http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=26443258

Go Canes!!

https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/willie-taggart-facing-extreme-pressure-heading-into-a-critical-2019-season-at-florida-state/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

86Cane

Mallory will surprise some people. His blocking skills need improvement, but he has the rare potential to be great in college, and an even better pro. I love his upside, which is comparable or even better than Njoku

Posted by: BigWindyCane | April 04, 2019 at 10:50 PM

Ah-ha! We have found it: "The Next Big Thing!"

Shall we designate Mallory as a "King of Spring"?

BigWindyCane

At WR, I am starting to read what I heard from some of the coaches who attended the coaches’ clinic last Saturday, that Jerimiah Payton will play this season.

I saw Payton at camps, and I love his competitive nature and talent. Payton has the skills to erase QB mistakes. Pope also has improved, and could see some reps behind Harley and Thomas.

Mallory will surprise some people. His blocking skills need improvement, but he has the rare potential to be great in college, and an even better pro. I love his upside, which is comparable or even better than Njoku

BigWindyCane

Everything I am hearing and reading about the Canes DL suggests that we have no worries there. Canes have consistently had good DL coaches, and the talent is great. Jon Ford appears to have found his groove, and the DEs will get sacks and TFLs. I am hearing that the DL could be a strength of the team this season.

solarcane

Damn... She's got me... I just got past 300 wins this year with my girls...

Posted by: roachcane77 | April 04, 2019 at 07:28

Man that is very impressive!

86Cane

Starting early I see.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | April 04, 2019 at 04:17 PM

No, just getting started.

roachcane77

Ladies Tennis coach long way from over the hill
Wad up Roach?
https://mobile.twitter.com/CanesWTennis/status/1112419055619751937/photo/1
Posted by: solarcane | April 02, 2019 at 06:17 PM

Damn... She's got me... I just got past 300 wins this year with my girls...

Native

Solar, just read that. He must of made a left when he should have made a right.....

Posted by: raizecane | April 04, 2019 at 01:20 PM

Well it was well after dark so I knew my wife and kids were waitin'
And I guess I took a left where I generally take a right
Well I filled her up with gas, checked the oil at the Texaco station
I threw the car seat in the dumpster and headed off into the night....Steve Earle

solarcane

Starting early I see.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | April 04, 2019 at 04:17 PM

TWSS

solarcane

VA me too brother.
I always dig the underdog that overachieves.

Growing up Connie Hawkins, Dick Allen, Joe Kapp, guys like that always motivated me.
I think that's why Rohan is my favorite Cane, you and I see the world through the same eyes on many subjects.

When Dick Allen was playing for the Phillies, he had to wear his batting helmet when he was in the outfield or first base because his own home fans threw batteries at him all the time.

Rodney Dangerfield had the world by the ass is compared to Hawkins and Allen.

Go Canes!!

Starting early I see.

solarcane

Miami Hurricanes flag football Cooper City Optimist team go 12-0 pulverizing Florida State flag boys.

Didn't Manny Savage just tell young kids you can go to Miami or go somewhere else and get your ass kicked by Miami?

VA Cane

solar The Hawk was The man....I remember my Dad talking about working in Brooklyn in FBI....going to places most never venture to...Bed Stuyv in Brooklyn...and seeing kids play pickup.....said he saw the Hawk in an outside HS AS game where court was wet...said Hawk smoked them. His secret.....high flyer great leaper....huge hands...made ball a marble...ala Jimi Hendrix hands...ahhh the hands allow one to do so much!!!
Love the Hawk!!1 RIP

VA Cane

No, no, no...Go Canes is ALWAYS RIGHT.

Get used to it.

No doubt the main is a great great player...a shallow conceited narcissist....thinks he is the coach, can pick the coach, bring his jerk off leeches (blind fool) pick who he wants to play with him...and cry cry cry all the time....he wears a dress....he does not make others better look at LA....and he is 3-6 in the finals....reality.

But then again....I forgot some people were in love with AlPa ....so it does not surprise me...he really thinks he is the chosen one the king...love that ego....bigger than his legacy....3-6 in the title gamesfact!

U know it he has the Smartest Man in the Room Syndrome lol.....AlPa will win multiple titles, Kaaya is the next Brady,
NoDPa makes Buddy ryan look like a amateur....wonder if he ever heard of BR and the 46!!!! Naaaa..........

solar that is funny....thats our tough pornboy alright....crying like his chosen one Cryon James!

What the hell is Walton doing....and does he think hes Baker mayfield?

86Cane

Your desperation for clicks is strong.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | April 04, 2019 at 05:56 AM

U caught me.

raizecane

I wonder what he thought when Walton pulled the tasser out of his butt and kept on running?

Posted by: solarcane | April 04, 2019 at 01:55 PM

Cocaine is a hell of a drug? lol

solarcane

Raize,
Yea the cop that tassed him must have been a Noles fan.
I wonder what he thought when Walton pulled the tasser out of his butt and kept on running?

raizecane

Solar, just read that. He must of made a left when he should have made a right.....

solarcane

Mark Walton in jail reckless driving,weed,concealed weapon.
Wheels falling off for this man?

Go Canes!!

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | April 03, 2019 at 08:51 PM

https://i.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/023/397/C-658VsXoAo3ovC.jpg

Go Canes!!

Posted by: 86Cane | April 03, 2019 at 10:48 PM

Your desperation for clicks is strong.

solarcane

To me TruCane81 is actually the smartest man in the room most of the time, and a funny sombich on top of that.

86Cane

U know it he has the Smartest Man in the Room Syndrome lol.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | April 03, 2019 at 08:51 PM

Drives me crazy.

Black is white.
Cold is hot.
Dark is light.
Sweet is sour.
Old is young.

This guy's views are whack!

solarcane

Sully

https://youtu.be/OWdYV5lFsco

solarcane

VA,
Here's your boy,does he remind you of Sean Taylor or Rohan?


https://twitter.com/i/status/1113601673128226817

solarcane

Sully,
Connie Hawkins in basketball and Dick Allen in baseball were like the antichrists
of their sport and they both should be in the Halls of Fame.

Terrance Sullivan

SolarCane Great Point The Hawk I heard was a Badd Man.

Terrance Sullivan

Soupster U know it he has the Smartest Man in the Room Syndrome lol.

Harry Miller

Not this time.

86Cane

No, no, no...Go Canes is ALWAYS RIGHT.

Get used to it.

Terrance Sullivan

Lmbao at Hatred when I said the Guy was the 8th best player ever out of what 20,000 NBA players over it's 73 year history. Get over yourself and have a cold beverage and relax.

solarcane

I wonder where Connie Hawkins would be on that list if he wasn't unfairly blackballed?
Even more a question is why hasn't Bob Dylan written a song about him?

Go Canes!!

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | April 03, 2019 at 05:22 PM

Man I idolized Magic growing up. Posters on every wall. But LBJ would have trucked him. Same with Bird. LeBron is what Magic and Bird were, with 60 pounds more muscle, far more speed and and light years better as a defender

Just as importantly, at 34 years old he's still averaging 28/7/7 a night while shooting over 50% from the field this season AND for his CAREER while other guys at this point were breaking down or completely out of the league

Just for perspective on how tough shooting over half your shots is... Kobe didn't do it in even a single season in his career. That's 0-19 man.

Dude is a one of a kind beast. Don't let the hatred blind you.

solarcane

139,000 voters have LaBron a strong 11th best player alltime


https://m.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-top-nba-players-of-all-time

solarcane

Nice get Go Canes

Go Canes!!

Posted by: solarcane | April 03, 2019 at 05:16 PM

And what a sense of humor:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lf_YYk0Z_W8

solarcane

Silvera getting carried away?

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reported on Tuesday that the Miami football defensive coaches want rising Sophomore Nesta Silvera to play with more “evenness” in 2018. Silvera has a tendency to celebrate after every play he makes in practice. Silvera’s play has not equaled his swagger

Terrance Sullivan

Oh I have Shaq at #9 and Tim Duncan at #10.

Terrance Sullivan

Kareem, Michael, Bill, Kobe, Magic, Larry, Wilt. Any More Questions Go Canes!

solarcane

a more impressive combination of individual stats, championships AND sustained dominance than LBJ.

I didn't think much of his Vietnam policy but he was a good advocate for civil rights...what?...,oh...nevermind

Go Canes!!

Terrance I'd love to see seven players with a more impressive combination of individual stats, championships AND sustained dominance than LBJ.

I can't think many if any.

Every team he was on for a decade won or made it to the NBA Finals, only to drop to mediocrity or the absolute basement of the league after he left. NBA All Stars came and went while he only played even more impressive basketball as he got older.

Watched him play 50+ times in person. Night in and night out he was head an shoulders above any other player in the league.

That dude, along with MJ are the GOAT.

solarcane

Funniest part is seeing how cool and collected they are when they play while we are all sweating it out in the stands.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | April 03, 2019 at 03:58

Go,
man you hit the nail on the head!
She gets an 0-2 count and I'm all queezy,
Then she reaches outside for a waste pitch
And doubles to the opposite field like "what did you think I was gonna do"
Best of luck to your nephew.

Terrance Sullivan

LMBAO at LBJ as arguably the greatest player ever. Nah Playa. He is in the Top 10 and thats that. He not Top 5 though. I think I have him at #8 All Time That's still very impressive.

Go Canes!!

Posted by: solarcane | April 03, 2019 at 09:42 AM

This is awesome Solar! My nephew is an up and coming minor league baseball player with the Mariners. Has a legit shot of making it to the show.

Really great watching them prosper and succeed isn't it

Funniest part is seeing how cool and collected they are when they play while we are all sweating it out in the stands.

Go Canes!!

Lebron James is a transcendent, once in a lifetime player.

He is arguably the greatest player in the history of basketball who maybe once in his entire career had the best surrounding cast when entering the NBA finals.

They all bitch and cry to the refs, from MJ, to Magic, to Jabbar to Durant. It's what they do.

Wish he would have never left Miami. We were incredibly lucky to have him for part of his prime.

solarcane

Posted by: NativeCane | April 03, 2019 at 10:19 AM

When I hear a grandpa call his grandson Bubba,doughboy,MamaBoy, and now Buckethead, I can feel the genuine affection, that is very very cool. 0

solarcane

Love that ballpark Solar, country folks playing in the pines.

Posted by: NativeCane | April 03, 2019 at 02:24 P

I hear you Native,
They play at some nice fields
she
started for South Caldwell, Hickory NC as a freshman, she blasts homeruns like nothing, they were ranked 1st in NC then lost in the State playoffs and finished second.Shes a straight A student, some colleges like her grades others like her bat.

She has a lot of small colleges watching her including N Georgia that were national champs a while ago.
Real proud of her

NativeCane

Love that ballpark Solar, country folks playing in the pines.

VA Cane

Glad to see the grandaughters doing so well guys.....that is wonderful. Hope you all enjoy it for a long time. Special!

ST will always be one of our favs.

Colin Cowherd = broken record...they play old soundbites of his lame SOS!!! He says Lebron signed big deal, is a vet, has demands, wants things his way, family etc!!!! Defender of a Narcissist Diva!!!!! Durant Kyree Kawhi....babies playing a non contact diva game!!!

Lebron is the biggest diva ever! Moved LA caught up in Hollywood BS....movies...his posse....using king james as twitter handle....sick BS! His movie is Space Jam 2....still second and always will be to MJ!!!
I do despise him..needs a dress...pouts sulks cries.....3-6 in the finals...and does not make others better....makes TEAM a DODO....please retire or blow a knee you big crybaby....

BigWindyCane1

Thanks for reminding us of the greatness of Sean Taylor. I have never seen a player like him on a football field.

CGNC

Miss you ST

86Cane

Soup this may be my favorite blog article ever, never get tired of remembering the Legend....

Posted by: NativeCane | April 03, 2019 at 12:22 PM

Some memories never fade...

NativeCane

Soup this may be my favorite blog article ever, never get tired of remembering the Legend....

NativeCane

My granddaughter Madison just started her softball career a few weeks ago, she's 8 and after a few games they want to put her with the older girls.
Grandson Gauge, I call him Buckethead just started baseball and doing very well.
Proud Papa!....

Old Skool

Nice hit. If she can pull a Babe Ruth and start pointing where she's going to send the balls that would be really cool.

NativeCane

Special teams Solar....

solarcane

My granddaughter Addison Blair is ranked in the top 250 players in the nation for 2021 here she is blasting another one over the scoreboard.
She has 15 offers as a sophomore
Way to go Addie!

https://www.facebook.com/jeff.frizzell.7/videos/pcb.2268724483147719/2268727893147378/?type=3&__tn__=HH-RH-R&eid=ARAyXFTyBpMnLBDeT0aaYTCT2Ej9u_kSdqmi_YdDoGFq_srqAE_VpGYxiSEf6LrVhpZeDujPk4ig2wFY

solarcane

Manny TNM Diaz might not get coach of the year but he should be at the top of the Best Marketing List

The man hits every angle on selling Miami

https://mobile.twitter.com/Coach_MannyDiaz/status/1113179827866136577/photo/1

Old Skool

Roger that checked 86

Meanwhile, Interesting comment from Senator Chris Murphy regarding paying NCAA athletes

Zion was the breaking point for me. One kid slipping on the court caused Nike's market valuation to drop a billion dollars. No amateur unpaid athlete—no amateur unpaid worker—should have that kind of impact on an industry.

solarcane

Replied

86Cane

Solar, Judson...check your email.

solarcane

Their previous coaching was________________?

(Fill in the blank)

ass juice might be more accurate

solarcane

Their previous coaching was________________?

(Fill in the blank)

Posted by: 86Cane | April 02, 2019 at 09:

Catastrophic or if you are from the south
Bullshyt

solarcane

Very interesting video on the evolution of the football helmet

https://youtu.be/WYYiqx6legw

86Cane

EVERYBODY has to be tougher.

Posted by: solarcane | April 02, 2019 at 05:10 PM

This mean U Canezilla!

No more escalator games buddy.

86Cane

Enos says the qbs are miles away from where they need to be right now.

Posted by: solarcane | April 02, 2019 at 05:04 PM

#Shocker

Their previous coaching was________________?

(Fill in the blank)

86Cane

The Rest was Dumpster Juice!

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | April 02, 2019 at 01:03 PM

YUM, tasty!

solarcane

Three UNC lady Tarheels bb players transfer in the last hour.

VA Cane

Enos says the qbs are miles away from where they need to be right now.

Very concerning especially with that patch work quilt called the OL. We better pray that this easy D2 like schedule is real easy....dont like to here that!!!!!

solarcane

Ladies Tennis coach long way from over the hill

Wad up Roach?


https://mobile.twitter.com/CanesWTennis/status/1112419055619751937/photo/1

solarcane

Diaz calling out his grad assist coaches to participate in the Big Cane drill, EVERYBODY has to be tougher.

solarcane

Enos says the qbs are miles away from where they need to be right now.
He also told the offense, this isn't the YMCA if you aren't playing the best you're basically not playing.

A Carter out with foot
Brevin J missed again today.

VA Cane

I think the big concern is the OL.....backs cannot run...TEs cannot catch if we do not block. Having said that....in the run game TEs have to block.
Jimmy Graham you may love him....I never did...he plays like a hoop guy...no contact....he has never blocked which may be cool to some....not me. TE has to block and most of ours do...but has to be part of the run game.

This OL has got to work harder....too many fat round Tweedle Dums and Dees standing around like a herd of Jersey Cows grazing ....not working. no QB can be but so effective without a real OL!!
My biggest concern...along with STs!!!!

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