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Highlights of Al Golden's preseason news conference Thursday from @flasportsbuzz

Barry Jackson's notes from Al Golden's presser today. Go to his Florida Sports Buzz column for news on other teams, as well.

Highlights from Al Golden’s Thursday news conference:

### Golden wishes he would have known NCAA sanctions before camp starts Saturday, but that’s not going to happen. But “we’re not going to let this disrupt our third consecutive training camp…. We’ve been to hell and back the last two years.”

Though some parties have been told the NCAA is targeting late next week to reveal sanctions, the NCAA has cautioned that it’s not definite and could stretch a couple weeks beyond that. Nobody at UM would be surprised if this goes deep into August.

### Golden said running back Eduardo Clements (neck) will be medically cleared.

### He said incoming defensive linemen Julio Derosier and Ufomba Kamalu are expected “to be here by Saturday.” Of the signees, only Devante Bond, Rhyheem Locksley and Derrick Griffin haven’t been cleared academically. Locksley and Griffin are going to prep school, as previously announced. Bond could be headed there, too.

### Golden, on his mindset heading into the season: “I don’t know if I’m any more confident. I’m just being me. I’m a football coach, I’m not a litigator, a researcher, a defender. I had 15 different jobs the last two years. It’s been so long since we’ve been able to talk about anything but that four letter word [NCAA].’”

He mentioned Virginia Tech’s long run of success and said: “If we want this conference to be what it wants to be, Miami has to do its job.”

### Golden’s nephew Greg is a walk on receiver: “It’s a lifelong dream for him. He’s mature enough to understand I’m the coach. He’s in a good shape. I’m excited he’s here.”

### He said having difficult choices about playing time at some positions such a receiver “is a good problem. I don’t know who the starters are there, or who are the six or seven that are going to travel. I’m as anxious as you guys to see where they’re at…. We’re going to have a good rotation at every spot.”

### Players who didn’t adhere to team rules have been purged. “We have the right guys on the train. We have a team that’s focused. This is a very mature team right now.”

### He said he feels very good about eight offensive linemen and would like to identify a ninth and 10th. “I don’t know who the starting five is and that’s a good thing. I know there are at least six guys going to bed tonight thinking they’re the starter.”

### Most of the front seven has put on considerable weight, which was an offseason priority. Anthony Chickillo has gone from 260 to 275.

“Chickillo grew up on the field [and] his lack of weight and strength was evident. Now he’s going to hopefully harness all that experience and be where he [needs to be] physically.” Jelani Hamilton has gone from 258 to 285.

### He likes how tight end Beau Sandland has developed.

### He said Duke Johnson has an “elite stiff arm and protection of the football. He has to take the next step and be able to handle a little bit more. We’ve got to get his touches up a little bit more. He’s got more muscle. His body composition is better. He’s stronger.”

Fortunately, he’s not taking Duke Johnson off returns to try to conserve energy.  “For us to say we’re not going to have Randy return kicks, then he’s not Randy Johnson.”

### He said Jimmy Gaines is ahead of Raphael Kirby at middle linebacker. “If I wanted to show a kid what a middle linebacker should look like, I would go to our web site, hit [a link], and listen to Jimmy” explain “what a linebacker does pre-snap.”

### He said receiver Allen Hurns “has been a tremendous leader for us. Really proud to have him on our team. He deserves a measure of good health.”

### Will Ray Lewis be around the program more now that his son is here? “I don’t know. We haven’t had that dialogue.”

### He said one reason he came to UM is “I believed there would less Achilles’ heels here, less chinks in the armor in recruiting.”       

 

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Today we learned through Gator Riley Cooper’s r.a.c.i.s.t words what the lily white Florida administration, coaching staff and players REALLY think of black players

For you black players being recruited by the Gators…you’ve been forewarned!

and this from a dope Gatr who roomed with Timmy New Testament.

How bad must the rest of the UFelons who weren't
graced by Timmy's nightly preachings be.

Shut that dump school down.

"we've been to hell and back the last 2 years" "We have the right guys on the train". "Less chinks in the armor recruiting"
WE'RE NOT EVEN RANKED IN THE PRE-SEASON TOP 25. Goldie's speeches do absolutely nothing for me or South Florida. Golden must start to use Alabama's program as a measuring stick to our progress. Alabama would beat UM 55-7 and everyone knows it!

Don’t think even for one minute that the continued delay by the NCAA in releasing their findings concerning Miami isn’t a well thought out form of additional punishment designed to inflict the most possible damage to Miami’s football program.

Despite the idiotic comments by the normal imbeciles on this blog the NCAA’s 3 year assault on Miami is an organized effort to kill the program, with NCAA president Mark Emmert in the background pulling the necessary strings. The destruction they’ve already done would have destroyed any other program if not for the stunningly brilliant job by Coach Al Golden.

This is going to end up in court and Miami will eviscerate the NCAA and that weasel Emmert will be exposed and then fired. It will also mean that the NCAA will be completely overhauled.

Golden is like a Super Hero, navigating the program during this horrible NCAA witch hunt. Any other lesser coach would have bolted, any other mortal would have failed.
But not our Orange Tie Hero, he alone has been able to elevate Miami football and bring it back to glory.
JJ is in awe of our Super Golden Hero, said so several times. So is the rest of the ACC.
Who else could have produced such stellar results when faced with so much adversity.
Every one trembles in fear at the notion of facing our canes led by Super Golden with The Orange Tie and his sidekick Minister of Defense Onofrio.
Fear the Tie, we are back.

delUsional you are one crazy dude.
#116 defense and the most important thing was to not make any changes, ca't get over that one.

he is so full of s...it....the NCAA investigation was far removed from golden. it was an internal process away from UM football activities. Golden finds every excuse to disguise his short comings. The NCAA had no contact at all with al golden at any time last year....he created so much tension and ill will......"TMZ", remember?

"hell and back?".....specifically what is he talking about? last year he pissed everyone off to the point parents were calling radio stations and complaining.

Memo to 'Goldy: Each of us watched Gaines over the years. His No. 1 problem: Coaching. He was often out of position and in the wrong place at wrong time. Great raw ability but needs coaching, something he has not gotten from DC.

Receivers? Nothing to worry about there. Duke put on some pounds. And do we want Duke returning kicks and punts? I can think of 3/4 players equally capable as Duke. There is enough offensive balance to not overuse Duke.

Liar Gallo (inda)

Refute this which you swore isn't true;

"Interim athletic director Blake James informed the team of the decision Monday morning. University president Donna Shalala and the school's legal counsel were also involved in the decision."

From ESPN.

we will see in the end.....who was WRONG all along....I am sure it will be GALLO, AGAIN.

Posted by: Five Titles

This mental game played by the NCAA has not only worn thin our patience as fans, but has shown that respect, for the NCAA organization, and taking care to tow the line through compliance and self impositions, have not helped us in ANY way.

The NCAA can give no good reason for dragging their investigation into a third year.

This form of punishment is subtle, and a true measure of showing control.
From a dwindling administrative or fan friendly perspective, so many dubious actions of investigating one's self, firings, declarations, and meetings , took place that sorry NCAA you LOSE because all TRANSPARENCY was lost and .. Cruel and inhuman punishment is now in place.

NO matter when the sanctions are administered the NCAA will look like a bunch of bumbling dolts who have no idea of administering a program in our age of hi-tech and speedy resolutions.

The 'U', Administration, Coaches, Staff, and all our thousands of fans would like to close the book and move on.

NCAA:There is no point to be proved here; and when decisions are rendered, get ready to be ripped apart.
At this stage,nothing that can be done will salvage the ineptness shown in handling this liar, swindler and schemer's accusations on the 'Canes.

These young players have suffered enough for something that occured before their watch..

Enough already!!!!!. What more do you NCAA want?

We want it over, done and OUT..
Enough!!! Enough!!! Enough!!!
Go 'Canes

Lady Calvina,

The obvious reason you don't know driskell stinks is because he has the same glaring hole you do-----the one between your ears. He's dumb, just like you.

Very few coaches could of done what golden has done the last 2 yrs. He comes in has only 4 guys commited at time he is hired. Gets a class somehow ranked in top 20 recruiting. Has this ncaa mess show up on his door the day before camp starts or so it seemed. He has alot of players get suspended for multiple games , He wades through all of that. Gets another good class despite ncaa investigation that took 3 yrs. GEts better wins acc coastal division. GEts 3rd class that is top 20 depsite sanctions. Plays 14.15 redshirt , true freshman on d. im sorry but anyone who expected miami to win a national title or acc title under that cloud was naive or stupid or both. yes the d has to improve but given what goldy has had to go through u have to give him 5 seaons maybe more depending on sanctions that um may have to go through.

Good article and yet most of the comments are about UF who is not even mentioned in the article. What's the total obsession with UF and with a couple of the commentators that are on this blog all the time? I tell you one thing, if the "U" loses to UF there is going to be alot of bloggers on here ready to jump of the bridge. Go Canes.

Nah sorry dude Gaines has limited talent, great kid but limited talent. Actually you'll find him in the right spot getting consumed by some O-linemen because he a) can't shed blocks, and b) our d-line is atrocious.

The defense needs to step up and quite frankly I have no faith in this defensive coordinator....I hope Golden's best friend proves me wrong though....I hope

Plays 14.15 redshirt , true freshman on d. im sorry but anyone who expected miami to win a national title or acc title under that cloud was naive or stupid or both. yes the d has to improve but given what goldy has had to go through u have to give him 5 seaons maybe more depending on sanctions that um may have to go through.

Posted by: mainecane | August 01, 2013 at 04:09 PM

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Absolutely NOBODY expected Miami to play in an A.C.C. title game!! Let alone be a N.C. contender.

So cease with the bloody EXAGGERATIONS and what not. Eh. What say.

However, an open-minded, REALIST Cane brute didn't expect to witness the WORST DEFENSE in Hurricane football history!

Again, that ron zook and mountain cane LOUT and their Cane WHELPS, be bloody L-E-M-M-I-N-G-S and what not. When it comes to their collective faith and believe in Marky Mark. hUh

All I know is I WITNESSED a Hurricane defensive unit become worst as the season progress.

ENTER the final game of the season against MIGHTY TRADITION-RICH, college football power Duke!! Enough said!!!!


The defense needs to step up and quite frankly I have no faith in this defensive coordinator....I hope Golden's best friend proves me wrong though....I hope

Posted by: is it football season yet? | August 01, 2013 at 04:36 PM

Thankfully there are a MINORITY of serious Miami fandom hanging around and what not. Akin to the latter opinion above.

Because this loyal Miami fan is absolutely OPEN-MINDED, INTELLIGENT, HONEST and ISN'T the LEMMING, that mountain cane Lout and like-minded Cane FOOLS be!!! Eh. What say.

mountain cane Lout and ron zook and their BELOVED soup of canespace, be FUNCTIONAL morons with college degrees. Go bloody figures. Eh. What sa.


This is going to end up in court and Miami will eviscerate the NCAA and that weasel Emmert will be exposed and then fired. It will also mean that the NCAA will be completely overhauled.


Posted by: Ron Zook | August 01, 2013 at 03:24 PM

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bloody AIN'T going to happen, MORON!!!

Chit, I hope you didn't matriculate at the University of Miami, Florida. hUh

By the way Cane rUffians. The austere and prestigious N.C.A.A. is STILL going to CRUCIFY the Hurricane football program!

And, Au contraire to what the resident IDIOTS have to opine on the entire blood matter. SEE ron zook and mountain cane Lout and their Cane HENCHMEN! dUh


I tell you one thing, if the "U" loses to UF there is going to be alot of bloggers on here ready to jump of the bridge. Go Canes.

Posted by: jra | August 01, 2013 at 04:27 PM

That's because the VAST MAJORITY of Hurricane brUtes are CONSUMATE, FAIR-Y weather, bandwagon FOLLOWERS and what not. Nothing more and nothing less. Eh. What say.

D get off of it with your fake BU******.

Write coherently so people can understand what you are saying...Forget the innuendo crap.

Very tiresome eh.eh. eh .eh.eh. Jeez.
Go 'Canes

Canes are 27 in the USA POLL...

NO DEFENSE!


mountain cane and Jim are the 2 most dumb f..cks alive.....who said anything about the Florida government? the federal government you idiot....they don't like to see endowments assets grow exponentially while at the same time see tuition cost rise at the same time.....there is no justification....next for the other dumb f...ck, the donations have some sort of restrictions but not the use of the money by the university.....the argument was whether UM can afford better facilities and the answer is YESSSSSSSSSSSS.

Posted by: Jim Gallo | August 01, 2013 at 04:05 PM
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I don't waste my time talking to those to morons, if they not posting about us, they wouldn't have nothing to post, lol.

When somebody starts reaching to try and prove me wrong and the best thing they can come up with is to try and twist what I said about driskel, the reading comprehension level in here is piss poor, whoever said driskel was top notch qb, a brass monkey would know reading my post that I made it clear that no matter what clowns in here call driskel, since oach OH-NO/117th hasn't made basically no qb look pathetic who are these clowns in here to say otherwise. The Truth is, anybody can see that driskel has a strong arm, since we run a whole lot of zone defense, when guys start sitting down in zones he can get the ball to them, common sense.

driskell beat Fsu, smo17, coach goldie & clown 117th didn't. So until than, that's why i'm hoping driskel makes a full recovery and is ready come game time, I want to beat a team when they're at their best, and I want to see us go against their #1 offense.

But these guys are a waste of time to talk man, better off talking to a brick wall, they don't know football, it's obvious man!

Am so tire of hearing about race,,,when the only that matters is GREEN!! black, white, brown, why does it matter when all of us is chasing green to spend on: BILLS, KIDS SCHOOL CLOTHES AND LUNCHES, CAR REPAIRS, ELECTRICITY, FOOD, ETC ETC..

Gallo, you moron, neither the state nor federal government have any control over private university endowment assets, nor tuition rates.

You still have attempted to refute the lie you were caught in (1 of many) re: Golden's involvement in passing on the ACC championship game. try to invent something.

Another fake Lady calvina argument, that only he and his butt bros Galloinda and d, want us to see a weakened UF team. I hope Driskell is in the best shape of his life, to eliminate your excuses.

This just in---

Lady Calvina and Driskell's IQ measured at 100------------------------------------------------------------------- TOGETHER

Now Matt Jones has a viral infection? The turds are having a ruff go of it.please get everyone healthy. Don't want any excuses when we stomp a mudhole in that ass.

I just came out of my latest drug induced lie rant and wanted to correct one of my lie filled posts above...

^^^^^^^^^^^^^

I am so full of s...it....I keep saying the NCAA investigation was far removed from golden, but of course that is just another of my countless lies. I even said it was an internal process away from UM football activities--here again that is just more of my ignorant BS and not true. I find every excuse to disguise my short comings. The NCAA had numerous contact with al golden last year, yet, even here I lied and said they had no contact....Living with my mommy creates so much tension and ill will......"TMZ", remember?

"hell and back?".....specifically is what I'm talking about? last year I pissed everyone off and stalked children to the point parents were calling radio stations and complaining.


Who is the dude who always goes "What say", "Bonsoir", and "Cane Clucks"? Just go back to Trailerville, moron, with the rest of your racist hillbilly friends. You're starting to bore me.


Gallo, you moron, neither the state nor federal government have any control over private university endowment assets, nor tuition rates.

You still have attempted to refute the lie you were caught in (1 of many) re: Golden's involvement in passing on the ACC championship game. try to invent something.

Posted by: mountain cane

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Mountain Cane,

Gallo is a bumbling moron and claiming the state and federal government holds sway over UM's endowment assets and tuition rates is just one of hundreds of examples as how stupid this cowardly gator twat truly is.

That's because the VAST MAJORITY of Gator brUtes are CONSUMATE, FAIR-Y weather, bandwagon, hillbilly FOLLOWERS and what not. Nothing more and nothing less. Eh. What say.

D corch is the worst in college football..

it's amazing how many bring up the fact Miami had about the worst defense in 2012. but it's also amazing no-one brings up the turd offense at 103 in 2012. we shall see who improved and where, real soon go canes

But Lady Calvina says Driskell has a big something. was it arm? I don't think so.

who is this jim gallo dude, and why does he talk smack about my coaching.


it's amazing how many bring up the fact Miami had about the worst defense in 2012. but it's also amazing no-one brings up the turd offense at 103 in 2012. we shall see who improved and where, real soon go canes

Posted by: lISA | August 01, 2013 at 06:49 PM
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It's not amazing when you consider they don't really have top notch wide-outs to open up the offense ortight-ends, what you should be amazed at though is how is it that one team had the 103rd ranked offense according to you but were only 1 game away from playing for the national championship. So to say we'll see who improves more, the one constant that got the gaytors to that point was they played defense all year, so if their offense improves, they may or may not have one of the strongest defenses come next year but we do know they'll b playing defense, that's why it's said "offense sells tickets, defense wins championships".

This is where coach goldie's biggest failure will come from, if he thinks for some reason we can be all offensive and somehow become a national championship team, he better look no further than west Virginia and a lot of those big 12 teams.

You got to be the worst coordinator in college football if you're at Miami and your unit is ranked that low.


Clowns you guys deserve each other. You guys are the f word for gays. Why don't you tards exchange #'s and text each other back and forth.

Calvin you stupid transparent moron

You are a gator in disguise

I know i know you live in liberty city.

Iknowa few from l town who are gators. Most are closet gators. Like you.

You are a know nothing

You know zilch about football

You drool stuff out that dont mean a thing

You are a clueless pathetic gator in disguise

What canefan sings the praises of a hated rival?

Your blind hatred of white people is obvious.

You aee no better than riley cooper

I meant to give shouts out to my boy Nashville making a cameo on here the other day, what up dog. You see reily cooper, lol, I think white people should be embaraased for other white people, ever notice how much hate comes out of them towards others on simple stuff. Most of than keep arguing about the word cause they mad cause most of them want to use it and feel free. Any white person that ask, "well why can't I say it" are either playing dumb or are just that stupid.

Than it's dumb to try and make it seem like somebody saying "cracka" is racial, trying to reverse the issue. They know where the term "cracka" came from and what it means, it's not a racial term, it was a term used to describe the mofo's with the whips. So when TRAYVON MARTIN said "that crazy arse cracka" the point was not what TRAYVON said, the point was HE was right cause TRAYVON not here no more cause some crazy arse cracka followed him for n reason.

This country is still filled with a bunch of sick minded rednecks, don't bother me, they won't bring it round us no matter how they really feeling, a man gone feel how he feels, that's on him, i'm not somebody who'll ever try and make it seem like we all need to come together, if somebody wants to stay with his own, I got no problem with that, just don't bring the hate our way and everybody should make it out alive.

" I beleive there would be less Achilles heals here" and you all talk about randy Shannon and his speaking. This is not the first time that I have read we're golden didnt use the king James English in the correct fashion. Florida ranked 102 or whatever on offense and still only lost 2 games and we have a head that has our defense ranked 3 or 4 places from the bottom and we didnt need to change anything. That's incredible. I ask again what does our youth and experience have anything to do with putting a junior Shayon green out in the flats with the tailback from state nothing. If we had a legitimate dc we would have a pretty good chance of going undefeated. I guess we will have to wait and see what this dc will do.

Tallycane finally said one thing not completely stupid.

Right, guess you'll have to wait and see what this dc will do. Just like everyone else.

tallyCane, the ones saying wait and see are the ones that don't know football, your eye's haven't been lying to you, I know you already know that, what coach in their right mind would have bad knees green covering one of the fastest runningbacks as far as football speed goes, than he topped it off by asking curtis porter to come out and cover backs to, but yet coach goldie can't wait to try and tell us how good his boy is, lol, get real. They can't wait to get Alquadin out their in pass coverage, this staff gets more hype seeing defensive linemen making plays in the passing game than the db's.

For real defense, and to treat yourself, go back and look at the game against Vitech in 99 in the first half and some of the 3rd quarter, you know and I know, coach goldie is not UM material cause if would've been done kicked AL BLADES and nate webster off the team and a whole lot of other players. Anytime I hear a coach talking about the team has been purged of certain players, that's in house stuff, I don't like coaches who run they're mouF's like girls like that, coach goldie needs to tighten that up.

So since the roster has been so called "purged" this means we shouldn't lose a game this year than cause apparently those guys were the ones that cuased us to lose games, is that the philosophy he's going with now.

Funny how you waste your time reading my post. If you didnt mention my name in your post i wouldn't even know you existed.lol

You don't have to go back that far look at the game when we played vtech when golden got here. We had the momentum and he tried to run a fake field goal against arguably the best special teams coach in college football. By the way we lost that game by 3points. Kstate that year we have 4 downs to punch it in on the goal line with Lamar miller already having over 200 rushing yards and he decides to run a naked bootleg with Jh and we loose on the one yard line. Or you can take the fla state game where we held them to16 total yards with less than 6 minutes to go in the first half and he decides to shuffle the qb's again taking away our momentum. Lastly how does a team that won two or three games that year bc hold the ball for 38 minutes on us. Flawed coaching.We will only go as far as the coaches take us. I like golden but he has to prove his worth on the field.

With all the huge $ in college coaching, these days I can't see why Calvina and Ms. Tallycane are wasting their time here.

U 35 UFelons 7 a beatdown is coming.........

mountaincane is the modern day equivalent of Samual L. Jackson's character in the movie Django.

Golden never talks football, his comments always ring of job security. He wants to secure his job with excuses and woe is me ("to hell and back", needed "purgings" etc..), instead of and prior to the results on the field (just in case we lose games agenda and mentality). This is swagger less behavior. Unbecoming of a Cane leader.

These evidences are clear. Al Golden is Mark Emmert...I know that hurts, but let it sit for a moment. They are cut from the same cloth. Both have the looks (full-head of hair you man crush dudes love and believe in, and Marlboro man-take no nonsense persona that you man crush dudes want to work your whole life for). Both make constant excuses, have inadequate people working for them, and can't execute a plan, because the plan is superior to their abilities to execute it.

Golden is inferior to his plan for the Canes, this can be referenced in his news conferences--he is insecure. This is why he has always focused on the players instead of the coaching. The #1 priority is recruiting and then hoping for the best regarding results on the field. Alot of U Canes have taken the bait and become hooked and reeled in. U despised Calvin, Tally and Gallo for telling u the truth, because you have become so accustomed to accepting lies in other areas throughout your lives. Truth-telling and truth acceptance is a virtue, thus they require repetition and practice--which develop habit.

On another note: UF fans aren't the only ones who are racist. Some Cane fans are as well.

Am so tire of hearing about race,,,when the only that matters is GREEN!! black, white, brown, why does it matter when all of us is chasing green to spend on: BILLS, KIDS SCHOOL CLOTHES AND LUNCHES, CAR REPAIRS, ELECTRICITY, FOOD, ETC ETC..

Posted by: AL | August 01, 2013 at 05:49 PM

What a sad comment. The first part is correct, race was invented to be divisive and justify colonialism and oppression across the globe. The modern monetary slave believes his only reason for existence or motivation is the pursuit of money or "green." Thats the new trick to make you extrinsically motivated while you neglect your intrinsic development. All while making the master rich at your job.

All of that stuff that you mentioned should be free. Who gave anyone the right of ownership to sell and profit off of the resources God made accessible to us all free of charge? New technology also belongs to us all, because what inspired the invention, idea or concept? Thats right...something that already existed. To comprehend what needs to exist, you must understand what already exists.

Jimmy Gaines knows what to do pre-snap, but what about post-snap?

This comment speaks to Golden's emphasis of importance on preparation, but lack of awareness of and ability relating to improvisation, adjusting, and even the execution of the preparation. He would rather a kid hear Jimmy Gaines talk instead of walk (put the words to action or practice). This is the same ideology he uses with us Cane fans. Focus on my speech, not results. Personally, I believe the results will be good this season, its just the "just in case they aren't", smoke-screen tactics that he uses that upset me. Where is the confidence?

"...No changes needed..." "...we're good how we are..."

ISN'T THIS THE SAME MENTALITY MARK EMMERT AND THE NCAA HAVE ABOUT THE UM INVESTIGATION? Stay the course no matter the results and mistakes. The irony.

"An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it." --Orlando Battista

### He said one reason he came to UM is “I believed there would less Achilles’ heels here, less chinks in the armor in recruiting.”

I'd love to hear this explained a bit more.

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