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November 02, 2019

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Herbieibis

It will be awhile before they get a coach, probably 5 to 6 weeks.
Memphis and SMU run the kind of offense we should be running.
We need to be in poach mode.
One player I think we do the IHOP on is Hippolite. That takes care of our LB needs. Don't see us getting Flowe.
Need a couple more CB's. Bermudez has opened his cruiting back up after dropping FSU. Harrell is another player we can get. Williams is a looking shot. Think had Linegard been playing I think we would have him. Don't believe he ends up at Oregon. Still looking for a couple more Oh linemen. Where we are getting them from is a big ? Mark. None of the big fish have us. as their first choice. I know we are still looking to add one more WR. Class so far is descent. We once again have a lot of 4 star decoms. Manny needs to prove he is a closer on the trail.

58 Straight

NEW BLOG IS UP!

nemo2002

Manny is showing signs he is improving.
Posted by: solarcane | November 03, 2019 at 07:40 PM

Indeed, Manny is now the "hot[est] new coach" in Florida, after UM's convincing victory over FSU on Saturday. Perhaps, then, FSU should hire CMD away from UM? After all, FSU was always Manny's "double secret" dream job.

P.S. In all seriousness, I find it hard to believe that FSU has enough money to hire a big name, big salary head coach given the huge payoff the school now must pay to Willie Taggart. FSU president, John Thrasher, is truly a FSU super fan - who certainly wants FSU to have a top tier football program. But he also feels the incessant pressure of other fiscal priorities at his school. Moreover, I'm sure that president Thrasher realizes that FSU cannot consistently compete with top tier SEC schools, such as UF, for the services of the country's most successful football coaches, unless and until FSU gets the opportunity to join the SEC. (Remember Jimbo Fisher?)

solarcane

I wonder if Dabo is talking with Bowden tonight?

solarcane

When you think about it 17 million dollars NOT to coach FSU is better than hitting the lottery.

solarcane

Sota,
Yea Norvell at Memphis is a good coach.I know soup likes him also.
The expectations at Memphis might be easier on a coach than say Miami or FSU.


Sarasota 'cane

Cristobal would be crazy to leave Oregon for a rebuilding gig inside of a meat grinder.

I think Urban Liar is going to USC and I think it will be a great fit for both. If you can lock down California recruiting and steal a few more from around the country you can win Championships.

If I were FSU I try to get Scott Frost, Mike Leach, or Les Miles. The Memphis coach is gonna get a big gig next year as well once "firing season" gets going. That SMU Memphis game last night was crazy!

Go 'canes!

solarcane

FSU alums will spend what ever it takes to beat The U and the Gators.
It would take Jesus Christ at least two seasons at FSU to have a winning team.

Manny is showing signs he is improving. We have a pretty decent kicker coming in next year and a 5 star in 21 if he sticks. The offensive line should at least be bett

After the complete ass pounding by Alabama to open next season we will not be as naive as to winning every game on the schedule. I see a glimmer of hope though.

AeroCane

If the Noles get cristobol, the U be in trouble!
On the field and in recruiting!
Jmo

nemo2002

Without a head coach at FSU, it’s time to pick off a few recruits
Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | November 03, 2019 at 04:37 PM

If, however, FSU hires a top tier head coach, as expected, the new coach may poach some of our recruits.

nemo2002

Has Butch Davis starting telling people yet that the head coaching position at FSU has always been his dream job?

58 Straight

Good serve Solar

#TWSS

Posted by: KYcane | November 03, 2019 at 04:54 PM

He shoots, he scores...KY Cane for the win!

Herbieibis

Said he'd be gone by end of year.
Herbstreit said they were gone as a football team.
As far as heisting some cruits, it has always amazed me how FSU out recruits us, no matter who the coach is or if they even have one. We have been after Knighton for a minute plus a few others but most of those hardheads will stay committed. Lucas could of been playing for us, as well as Brownlee, and those zero's decided to play for those losers, the ones who do less with the most.
Coaching does matter. FSU had at least 3 five star players starting on defense.
I'll have to admit we have gotten better on OH, just a little bit. We still stink at run blocking. Pass blocking has gotten better, 2 sacks and one of them was on Williams holding the ball to long.
For the rest of the season, we will roll as our defense goes.
Not enamored with Enos's play calling. He loses his way to much.
Look, we all know how bad our FG kicking has been but with our OH line, i'll take my chances early on a 42 yd FG, if he misses then the next time I'm going for it.

raizecane

FSU needs to fire whoever pulled the trigger on Willie T.......that was a bad hire ..i mean bad

BigWindyCane1

Who ever FSU gets will be the real deal this time
Posted by: solarcane | November 03, 2019 at 04:55 PM

I hope not! I was just getting used to beating the brakes off of this undisciplined underperforming rival

solarcane

FSU is texting Urban about now.
Who ever FSU gets will be the real deal this time

KYcane

Good serve Solar

#TWSS

solarcane

2019 at 03:33 PM

I’ve seen some damn near that big

.....

Posted by: KYcane | November 03, 2019 at 03:57 PM

BigWindyCane1

Without a head coach at FSU, it’s time to pick off a few recruits

alpine

Posted by: KYcane | November 03, 2019 at 04:23 PM

good info
. . . thanks for posting!

alpine

canes throttle FSU!

fins pick up 1st win ... and vs. JETS!

rousseau rousshing like the QB is a moving box of double-creme oreos he's got to get, before his kids come home

rainbow weekend!

only blemish is the too-early taggart tasing, which has FSU breathing again, similar to when we got rid of golden after the virginia(?) trashing

KYcane

“ FSU raised about $20 million in private donations to buy out what was left of Taggart's contract, sources told ESPN's Mark Schlabach.”
“ Under the terms of Taggart's six-year, $30 million contract, FSU's athletic department will owe him 85% of his remaining compensation through Jan. 31, 2024, which is between $17 million and $18 million. The Seminoles also paid Oregon a $3 million buyout when it hired him away from the Ducks in December 2017, as well as the remaining $1.3 million buyout Oregon owed South Florida when it hired him in December 2016.”
From ESPN

This didn’t cost FSU fk-all

KYcane

in good times, it's your tailgating grill

Posted by: alpine | November 03, 2019 at 03:33 PM

I’ve seen some damn near that big

KYcane

Willie Taggert fired by FSU!

Posted by: Terrance M Sullivan | November 03, 2019 at 03:31 PM

He should have stayed at WKU

BigWindyCane1

Willie Taggert fired by FSU!

Posted by: Terrance M Sullivan | November 03, 2019 at 03:31 PM

Wow! Taggart fired!

BigWindyCane1

I heard this same bs from some on this blog (yes, you included) after BC, after Virginia Etc
Posted by: AeroCane | November 03, 2019 at 03:07 PM

I can never predict what young 18 year olds will do, and I don’t have any information other than what I have heard from attending high school football games. I was in central and north Florida earlier, and I was surprised to hear some buzz about the canes among some pretty good mostly 3 star players, and some 4 star players that I like. There are also a couple of Broward and Palm Beach players.

My guess is that they are waiting for certain dominos to fall. IMHO, There will definitely be a few nice 3-4 star commitments before national signing day.

alpine

It was good to get a W but not quite ready to change my avatar yet

Posted by: KYcane | November 03, 2019 at 03:06 PM

yep:
- in bad times it's a dumpster fire
- in good times, it's your tailgating grill

Terrance M Sullivan

Willie Taggert fired by FSU!

VA Cane

KY leave it that way; its still burning, but there are no new tires, trash, gas, canes gear, and other flammables thrown in the dumpster as of this week....but its still hot, smoldering, and smoking in that bottom. We will see....the OL did not run block well, we had limited yards on the ground, but the pass blocking was better.....DJ is our best pass blocker....he is the best player on the O.... and Rousseau is the best on D...the D looked good and were better. ST are still bad, but were 2 of 3....better than the lame poor efforts we have seen...but room to get much much better....and then we are average.

AeroCane

^^^^
Big windy - agree

I think with our team and staff and history, Louisville and Duke are not going to be cakewalks (winning is the only cure for my negativity)

86Cane

To be a good offense, the Canes should score 35+ points, and they haven’t done that.

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | November 03, 2019 at 02:43 PM

Heck, I would settle for 34 points.

IJS

BigWindyCane1

KYcane
It was good to get a W but not quite ready to change my avatar yet

Posted by: KYcane | November 03, 2019 at 03:06 PM

I love that avatar! LOL 🤣🤣🤣🤣

I still think we need to run the table on these last three before I can remove the bitter taste of UF, UNC, GT and VT losses.

raizecane

It was good to get a W but not quite ready to change my avatar yet

Posted by: KYcane | November 03, 2019 at 03:06 PM

******************************************

Ditto

AeroCane

Big Windy
Thx
but let’s not get ahead of ourselves
1 game at a time!
I heard this same bs from some on this blog (yes, you included) after BC, after Virginia Etc

KYcane

It was good to get a W but not quite ready to change my avatar yet

BigWindyCane1

Any good recruiting news out there?

Posted by: AeroCane | November 03, 2019 at 02:49 PM

IMHO, the Pitt and FSU wins were huge. I had heard the Canes had extended some offers to and contacts with some recruits in central and north Florida. If the Canes can run the table, we might see a few surprise commitments.

BigWindyCane1

I know I keep posting this stat, but I am amazed that Rousseau has 12 sacks, and he didn’t start the first 6 games of the season. 😯

Rousseau has a chance to set a Canes single season record, leads the ACC in sacks and tackles for loss and is second in the nation in sacks.

If Rousseau keeps playing like this, he will shoot up the NFL mock draft boards next season, and we may only have him for one more season

AeroCane

Any good recruiting news out there?

BigWindyCane1

CMD surprised me in terms of getting his team ready, especially on the defensive side of the ball. The defense is carrying this team right now. It’s old fashioned football and I like what I saw yesterday.

Winning cures many things, but I would love to see improvement in every position on offense, especially with the offensive line. 27 points is good, but not great. To be a good offense, the Canes should score 35+ points, and they haven’t done that.

solarcane

Kirk H
Blasts FSU players on national television

“I want to get this off my chest,” Herbstreit said. “I’m done with Florida State. I don’t want to talk about them anymore. I hate the way they represent themselves. Their current roster needs to go back and watch the Bobby Bowden Era. Because it wasn’t about talking trash and fighting. That’s all they do. They’re the most undisciplined team you’re gonna watch And they’re a terrible team. They need to focus more on execution and less on chirping. All they do is chirp.”

VA Cane

Yes as usual we got a helluva staff on here!!!!!We may differ as to ways and to get there, but we know what we are saying. Hmmmm...maybe someone is listening for a change Huh?

86Cane

Long story Soup....but I tell them....other than God (Always) and Mrs 86 (da best)....he is da Man!!!!!

Posted by: VA Cane | November 03, 2019 at 10:53 AM

Thank U Sir!

alpine

Props to Manny and our young men!!

Posted by: Go Canes!! | November 03, 2019 at 11:57 AM

as long as you're giving props
. . . remember how many tips & tricks canespace has been giving manny & crew

ijs

Go Canes!!

Rewatched a condensed replay of the game.

We completely dominated in a way neither team has in more than a decade.

That was a really good win.

Props to Manny and our young men!!

nemo2002

UM has defeated FSU three years in a row. Wow!
UM must have a TOP TEN football program. Right?

Terrance M Sullivan

Solar and CG Looking forward to our Canes Playing in the Oatmeal Bowl.

solarcane

CG,
You can almost taste the oatmeal!

solarcane

glad that the 4th quarter happened

Posted by: alpine | November 03, 2019 at 10:59 AM

The noles are awful after half time.
I was pretty sure we would win because we always play just to the level of our competition,and if we had a lead we would be OK

Schnelly

3) In Greek mythology, ambrosia is the food of the gods (in Homer's poems, nectar is the drink).

To paraphrase @alpine's post, he says that for a week we'll eat the food of the gods and feel like immortal divine beings.
Posted by: VfB_Cane | November 03, 2019 at 08:35 AM

Ahh, okay. Perfect explanation.

alpine

"Keep CA under 100 yds, be leading or within 7 at halftime I think we win"

Posted by: solarcane | November 03, 2019 at 10:52 AM

to be honest, i remember thinking about that shortly before we scored again before halftime, and thinking something along the lines of, "i thought solar was right when he posted this; now i'm surer of it"

but as the the 3rd quarter moved forward, i realised i had built my faith over quicksand, and it was sinking faster than i could find vines to help it out

glad that the 4th quarter happened

VA Cane

Well its only 10:49 am.....I been up early waiting on Lowes to deliver a new dryer...of all the things one has to buy a damn dryer!!!!
Rather by vinyl, new winter boots and clothes....another gun...but no a dryer!!!

Coffee in my mug now....Beer at noon so i will have one for all of us and da Canes.

Funny when people see my mug they like it a lot...but ask....What the hell is 86 Cane??

Long story Soup....but I tell them....other than God (Always) and Mrs 86 (da best)....he is da Man!!!!!

solarcane

"Keep CA under 100 yds, be leading or within 7 at halftime I think we win"

Like I said last Friday

alpine

Wait a minute I predicted 34-13?

OK, I will have a drink also!

Posted by: 58 Straight | November 03, 2019 at 10:40 AM

valid point; my bad . . .
. . . have a double
. . . and if you watch the fins tonight, re-double

58 Straight

by the way, no one has congratulated your nemesis, GO CANES
. . . for being the only unperturbedly canespace optimistic regarding the canes beating FSU

GO - have a drink on the house!

Posted by: alpine | November 03, 2019 at 09:33 AM

Wait a minute I predicted 34-13?

OK, I will have a drink also!

58 Straight

To paraphrase @alpine's post, he says that for a week we'll eat the food of the gods and feel like immortal divine beings.

Posted by: VfB_Cane | November 03, 2019 at 08:35 AM

That's deep.

VA Cane

A nice win for all. Liked to have run the ball better, kicking /STs are not good and will fail again this year, and Bubba Bolden, while making a nice play, is a fool. Damn all this jumping and bumping.....do your job, and act like you have done it more than once. simple congrats are good enough, and you got the hardware on the sidelines. Its never enough to be about me me me.....got to be extreme.

D played well, and the team did a nice job. Its a good win enjoy today and we have to get ready for the next game. I think we learned some things about the team today, that we can play great D, and pass the ball. We need to improve the blocking, and running game.....and hope we do not need a FG. I have seen better FG teams in HS football...our poor excuse for a KT is pathetic.

We are still a dumpster fire in areas but it is showing improvement.

alpine

Stranger things have happened . . .
Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | November 03, 2019 at 08:36 AM

speaking of which,
i got a chuckle from this post

by the way, no one has congratulated your nemesis, GO CANES
. . . for being the only unperturbedly canespace optimistic regarding the canes beating FSU

GO - have a drink on the house!

alpine

To paraphrase @alpine's post, he says that for a week we'll eat the food of the gods and feel like immortal divine beings.
Posted by: VfB_Cane | November 03, 2019 at 08:35 AM

- your whole post was very well played!

- plus, you got the correct answer!!
. . . causing the truth-machine to send out dings & pings & siren'y things along with fireworks
. . . and from the audience lots of undergarments were being thrown to the stage with telephone numbers written on them

- (obviously, you also advance to the next round)

#livinginEuroperaisesIQ

Old Skool

Nostradumbass

“We’re going to beat ’em,” FSU running back Khalan Laborn said. “It’s going to be a ball game. It ain’t gonna be like last year. It’s going to be a different game.”

4 rushes 9 yards averaged 2.2 per carry

orange 'n green in the vein

Miami beats Louisville and Duke.

Chokies lose to Wake and Georgia Tech (probably not both. Pitt beating them will work too. As will UVA finally winning a Commonwealth Cup.)

UNC loses to NC State. (Very possible.)

Pitt loses to BC. (Possible.)

UVA loses to GT. (Not likely. VT can win another Commonwealth Cup and also lose to 2/3 of Pitt/Wake/GT and still have it work.)

Miami will tie for 3rd with Pitt and UVA and hold head to head tiebreakers against both to get the speedboating by Clemson after all.

Stranger things have happened . . .

VfB_Cane

Posted by: Schnelly | November 03, 2019 at 07:55 AM

Well, to educate you even further, there are several forms of ambrosia.

1) Ambrosia is another name for the common ragweed, which obviously is not what alpine refers to (if we lose to FIU, that will feel like eating ragweed).
2) Ambrosia is also an apple, originating in British Columbia in the early 1990s. Still not the right variant, although there is a connection between apples and paradise, as I recall.
3) In Greek mythology, ambrosia is the food of the gods (in Homer's poems, nectar is the drink).

To paraphrase @alpine's post, he says that for a week we'll eat the food of the gods and feel like immortal divine beings.

Schnelly

after a game like this, amnesia means 6 days eating ambrosia

Posted by: alpine | November 03, 2019 at 06:50 AM


I’ve gone back and re-read this post several times. I’m an educated man, but for the life of me, I have no clue what it means.

Old Skool

It was good to see Dontae Lucas get abused yesterday.

VfB_Cane

Posted by: Old Skool | November 03, 2019 at 07:12 AM

LOL, the truth hurts, doesn't it?

At least the current staff didn't try to turn Rousseau into the Michelin Man, following the Golden/D'No route that wrecked Chickillo's college career.

Old Skool

"We are not interested in science fiction which deals with negative utopias. They do not sell." Publisher who passed over the manuscript for Stephen King's "Carrie,"

"We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out." Decca Records 1962 on rejecting the Beatles.

"Can't act. Can't sing. Balding. Can dance a little," quote from the man who evaluated Fred Astaire's first screen test.

4 games ... The number of times Todd Stroud refused to start the man who currently shares the lead for most sacks in the FBS and will likely be a Freshman All-American if not more at the end of the season.

mi@

Never seen a cane dline eat so much in one game
Time to get ready for the ville. They run a very good spread. Dline got to show up again.

alpine

Wow, winning really does seem to fix everything and give everyone amnesia.

Posted by: Schnelly | November 03, 2019 at 06:00 AM

after a game like this, amnesia means 6 days eating ambrosia

Schnelly

Wow, winning really does seem to fix everything and give everyone amnesia. Hope our boys don’t fade after the big win and lose 4 straight again.

alpine

- you know what felt good? ... the intense pride i had in our defense
. . . with the ga tech exception, they've mostly played very good this year
. . . but that FSU game last night, WOW!

- loved watching bandy go manna-a-manna with their large receiver

- the D-front was awesome; LB's mostly cleaned up when needed; DB's covered well enough to let the line QB-gorge

- and if you look down the list of our non-frosh defenders, they all play an important part on this team . . . except some redshirt junior lineman, named tyreic martin, and the 3 always-injured sophmore LB's

- i feel good about the rest of our season, (if the injury bug doesn't raise it's head) . . . this could be a game that adds enough ooomph to make us a #20's-type team (rankings-wise) the rest of the way
. . . if that happens, instead of us taking another fox trot 1 step backwards, then we might pull in some 'cruits and can cross our fingers for a rise to the teens next year (assuming we have anyone to put at LB besides, hopefully, mccloud)

- in any case, i know what game i can re-watch, when we have our bye week on the 16th november

- have a great sunday, canespace . . . and go fins!

alpine

the morning after:

this is really weird, but there is an actual factual RAINBOW outside my window this morning ... stunningly weird (european time)

i almost expect a unicorn to gallop by, carrying a juggling leprechaun. . .

gonna be a run on fairy dust when the stores open tomorow

86Cane

I will never forget that game where I went with you and Maria to watch the Canes play, many years ago. The time of my life, Tom. What year was that? I will cherish that for the rest of my life.

Posted by: MLAlumni1970 | November 02, 2019 at 10:07 PM

Mary Lou it was 2009 I believe. I will look it up on the blog. It was a great time we had together!

solarcane

Virginia having their way with the Tarheels

Posted by: solarcane | November 02, 2019 at 09:41 PM

Then again maybe not

MLAlumni1970

Just saw the D J Dallas interview. What a CLASS guy. He is such a talented and humble young man.
Proud to be a Miami Hurricane.
Heading back to Michigan tomorrow. Wish I could have been with you guys at the game. Hey TOM, did you and Maria go to the game??
I will never forget that game where I went with you and Maria to watch the Canes play, many years ago. The time of my life, Tom. What year was that ?
I will cherish that for the rest of my life. Love all of you and GO CANES!!
It truly is Great to be a Miami Hurricane.

old skool

Lawrence Cager 7 catches 132 yards versus FU

solarcane

Virginia having their way with the Tarheels

solarcane

Diaz

“DeeJay, as everyone knows, is the heart and soul of our team.”

Herbieibis

Good win. Still can't run much and Enos won't run when he needs to. FG kicking still an adventure.
I'm going to keep picking them to lose. I'm now 3 for 3.
Now all that being said, I wonder how many cruits can we turn from FSU. They got to see that they are a true dumpster fire. Assuredly, if they lose next week Taggert will be gone after the season. No way they beat the Gators. Maybe they will use Richt's attitude, when he was asked about losing 4 in a row how it would affect recruiting: They can see opportunity.

solarcane

Williams with the perfect long pass

https://twitter.com/i/status/1190759786545111046

KYcane

We couldn’t beat Hornibrook at Wisconsin but it was double nice to kick his ass and FSU at the same time.

#2fer

solarcane

Rousseau humble about his game play, I love this kid.


https://twitter.com/i/status/1190776931580551174

KYcane

Loved the canes fan with the shirt that said

“Keep Willie Taggart”

Harry Miller

Really messed that up. get a decent Bowl game

solarcane

I feel a little sorry for Willie he cant look reporters in the eye after loss

https://youtu.be/5uK9MRRiK3k?t=77

Harry Miller

It really felt great to beat the Noles today. I actually did not expect a win especially by 17 points. The defense really came ready to play.
The offense is starting to show some improvement.
Would be nice to see them win the remaining games.
Maybe get a decent Boght go wl game and pickup a Bowl win.
Might even go to the Bowl game If that happens.

KYcane

KY Cane is my Canespace Legend winner.

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | November 02, 2019 at 02:01 PM

Awesome complement Sota, Many thanks

solarcane

Williams 21/31 313 2 TD 0 int.


Thomas 4 rec 84 yds 1 td 39 long
Wiggins 4 74 1 56
Jordan 6 48 15
Dallas 2 44 42
Harley 1 34 34

the long ball is back

Akers 22 att 66

the run defense is back

BigWindyCane1

Williams has improved throwing the deep ball to Thomas, Harley and Wiggins. That was good to see.

The OL played better, but still not great. Couldn’t get the run game going.

The defense is carrying the Canes. Like TSully said, we just need to get to bowl eligibility first before we talk about running the table and finishing the season on a high note

CGNC

Posted by: Terrance M Sullivan | November 02, 2019 at 08:36 PM

Oatmeal bowl lol

solarcane

First time in history FSU gives up 9 sacks in one game

BigWindyCane1

The Canes sack record is 17, by Stubbs, and Rousseau, who has only started four games, has a chance to break it with about four games left in the season.

Terrance M Sullivan

Much Needed Win. Good Job now let's get Bowl Eligible Now. Solar appreciate it. Total Team Win today. Go Canes! Good to Win A Rivalry Game.

BigWindyCane1

Nice win on the road. Could actually finish the season 8-4

Posted by: CGNC | November 02, 2019 at 08:16 PM

Definitely possible. The Canes seem to have taken another step forward. The Canes defense carried them. Rousseau now has double digit sacks (12) and is looking at an historic season for a Canes defensive lineman. Rousseau is definitely going to make an All ACC team, and if the Canes run the table, Rousseau and Shaq might get some votes for ACC defensive player of the year

CGNC

Nice win on the road. Could actually finish the season 8-4

mi@

Once every bodies house is our house we will be back. Good start on taking their house

58 Straight

there's gonna be so much bitching, they'll have to shut down the kennels

Posted by: alpine | November 02, 2019 at 07:32 PM

Big Al for the win!

58 Straight

It's still a long way to the top (if we wanna rock'n'roll).

Posted by: VfB_Cane | November 02, 2019 at 07:29 PM

Well played.

solarcane

Best. Team. Ever.

Posted by: 58 Straight | November 02

I'm thinking Orange Bowl at the very least, Its The New Miami by gawd

VfB_Cane

Best. Team. Ever.

Posted by: 58 Straight | November 02, 2019 at 07:48 PM

Sounds like you just got off your time machine to 2001.

58 Straight

God bless you and your family and go canes

Posted by: Mark from Atl | November 02, 2019 at 07:14 PM

I always appreciate this.

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