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I think the B10 wins the Oklahoma sweepstakes and that sends Texas to the SEC but they could stick around in the Big 12 for everything or just Olympic sports. I don’t think the ACC is a reasonable possibility. There’s just no history there
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I have a different way of looking at this. I believe that if Texas moves, and I do believe an Oklahoma exit would likely lead to their movement, Texas will make the move that best preserve their business model. That model is predicated on playing at least 7 games inside the state of Texas annually, and preferably 8 games.

They can't get that in the Big 10 because there is no acceptable Texas tag along that meets Big 10 muster. You could say Rice but it won't happen. They are too small to make a splash in any substantial way. If Texas goes to the ACC as an independent and got the ACC to take T.C.U. they would have T.C.U. likely as a required in conference game, they would have 4 more ACC games and they would have 7 games left with which to schedule Tech/Baylor probably alternating home and away and they would get 2 ACC home games a year. They could work it out. But their minor sports would have issues and minor sports at Texas count.

They may not love the SEC but it provides them 4 home conference games and if Tech came with them it preserves the third large state school. Tech's bid would likely be both their price for coming to the SEC and their excuse for doing so. They would immediately have 7 games in Texas if Tech and A&M are rotated home & away. And if they keep the RRR in Dallas that's 8. If not Arkansas would probably gladly take OU's place as a Dallas annual. It gives their minor sports a division to play in that would not vary much farther than Mississippi and Louisiana. It reunites the 3 Texas state schools which satisfies the requests of the Texas legislature, And it gives them Arkansas and L.S.U. back as key regional games in addition to Tech and A&M games. And in a 16 team SEC they would likely have 2 OOC games left to schedule other Texas schools if they desired.

I find that to be a fairly compelling offer from the SEC who with their new T1 contract will be earning somewhere between 57 to 61 million per school payout which would more than cover the 51 million they are making with the LHN and Big 12 payouts. It would also garner ESPN approval.

If this happens I don't see the SEC pursuing Oklahoma and without an SEC invitation the Sooners have their cover to accept the Big 10 offer sans OSU and make that move with either Colorado or Kansas.

I think the ACC then ponders whether to add T.C.U. which is a transportation hub that fits with Georgia Tech and Miami, or West Virginia. I think T.C.U. might win that competition even as somewhat of an outlier if the ACC adds at all.

I think they are most likely to remain at 14.5.

Texas has long preached academics, but the SWC was hardly an academic conference, and the Old Big 12 was a much better one but 4 AAU schools left and 2 of them to the SEC. In the end Texas will move for what best preserves their most successful business model.
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The crisis for Oklahoma to the Big Ten is what to do about their rivalries. Do you keep Bedlam or the RRR? You probably can’t have both.

JR has some very solid points for Texas to the SEC. I too see the SEC as the league that can land them lots of games in Texas. Arkansas would probably be flattered to be the new state fair opponent should the RRR be lost. The big question is would Texas value being in an undisputed Power conference over being the only power within their conference? Oklahoma May very well force them to face that decision
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B-10 is gonna take Okla & Kansas (5 million)
Not wait for NC & Va (27 million)
Your out of your mind
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LHN is not losing money
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(07-28-2019 09:50 PM)JRsec Wrote:  I have a different way of looking at this. I believe that if Texas moves, and I do believe an Oklahoma exit would likely lead to their movement, Texas will make the move that best preserve their business model. That model is predicated on playing at least 7 games inside the state of Texas annually, and preferably 8 games.

They can't get that in the Big 10 because there is no acceptable Texas tag along that meets Big 10 muster. You could say Rice but it won't happen. They are too small to make a splash in any substantial way. If Texas goes to the ACC as an independent and got the ACC to take T.C.U. they would have T.C.U. likely as a required in conference game, they would have 4 more ACC games and they would have 7 games left with which to schedule Tech/Baylor probably alternating home and away and they would get 2 ACC home games a year. They could work it out. But their minor sports would have issues and minor sports at Texas count.

They may not love the SEC but it provides them 4 home conference games and if Tech came with them it preserves the third large state school. Tech's bid would likely be both their price for coming to the SEC and their excuse for doing so. They would immediately have 7 games in Texas if Tech and A&M are rotated home & away. And if they keep the RRR in Dallas that's 8. If not Arkansas would probably gladly take OU's place as a Dallas annual. It gives their minor sports a division to play in that would not vary much farther than Mississippi and Louisiana. It reunites the 3 Texas state schools which satisfies the requests of the Texas legislature, And it gives them Arkansas and L.S.U. back as key regional games in addition to Tech and A&M games. And in a 16 team SEC they would likely have 2 OOC games left to schedule other Texas schools if they desired.

I find that to be a fairly compelling offer from the SEC who with their new T1 contract will be earning somewhere between 57 to 61 million per school payout which would more than cover the 51 million they are making with the LHN and Big 12 payouts. It would also garner ESPN approval.

If this happens I don't see the SEC pursuing Oklahoma and without an SEC invitation the Sooners have their cover to accept the Big 10 offer sans OSU and make that move with either Colorado or Kansas.

I think the ACC then ponders whether to add T.C.U. which is a transportation hub that fits with Georgia Tech and Miami, or West Virginia. I think T.C.U. might win that competition even as somewhat of an outlier if the ACC adds at all.

I think they are most likely to remain at 14.5.

Texas has long preached academics, but the SWC was hardly an academic conference, and the Old Big 12 was a much better one but 4 AAU schools left and 2 of them to the SEC. In the end Texas will move for what best preserves their most successful business model.

Interesting thoughts. What you are describing would actually include more of the key players of the old UT SWC days (Aggie, Tech, Arkansas) than their current gig (Tech, Baylor, TCU). It also reignites my favorite college football rivalry from my years growing up---Texas vs A&M.
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RE: Where will Texas be in 2026?
(07-28-2019 10:40 PM)templefootballfan Wrote:  B-10 is gonna take Okla & Kansas (5 million)
Not wait for NC & Va (27 million)
Your out of your mind

What prevents them from doing both? However, waiting fifteen+ years for UNC and UVA is not as realistic as was waiting 21 years for Notre Dame. If the anticipated realignment occurs in 2024 there will be an entirely new baseline for valuing expansion schools. UNC, UVA, or any school not in the SEC or B1G by 2026 will be in a media money underclass. ESPN has the ACC on a tether and a fixed income for many long years.

If Texas goes to the SEC the B1G will face some tough decisions. Will Oklahoma plus one other school bring a big enough boost to their media deal? They will likely pull the trigger on that move just to prevent the SEC from getting Oklahoma on the cheap. But I think there is an argument that they should stand at fourteen unless the money is outrageous. The Sooners bring football, only. Is that good enough long term? Kansas has shown signs of taking football seriously, but for now that is just good intentions (not bankable).

JR's arguments about Texas making the move that keeps the Texas world intact (almost) make perfect sense They can't be discounted. Change is hard; the status quo is safe and comfortable. But if a "B1G" change is coming, maybe they'll just rip off the BandAid.
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(07-29-2019 12:07 AM)33laszlo99 Wrote:  
(07-28-2019 10:40 PM)templefootballfan Wrote:  B-10 is gonna take Okla & Kansas (5 million)
Not wait for NC & Va (27 million)
Your out of your mind

What prevents them from doing both? However, waiting fifteen+ years for UNC and UVA is not as realistic as was waiting 21 years for Notre Dame. If the anticipated realignment occurs in 2024 there will be an entirely new baseline for valuing expansion schools. UNC, UVA, or any school not in the SEC or B1G by 2026 will be in a media money underclass. ESPN has the ACC on a tether and a fixed income for many long years.

If Texas goes to the SEC the B1G will face some tough decisions. Will Oklahoma plus one other school bring a big enough boost to their media deal? They will likely pull the trigger on that move just to prevent the SEC from getting Oklahoma on the cheap. But I think there is an argument that they should stand at fourteen unless the money is outrageous. The Sooners bring football, only. Is that good enough long term? Kansas has shown signs of taking football seriously, but for now that is just good intentions (not bankable).

JR's arguments about Texas making the move that keeps the Texas world intact (almost) make perfect sense They can't be discounted. Change is hard; the status quo is safe and comfortable. But if a "B1G" change is coming, maybe they'll just rip off the BandAid.

If the ACCN fails to close the financial gap with the B1G and SEC, I can see a few schools getting anxious, especially the ones with SEC schools in their states.

If you’re Clemson and Florida State, it’s one thing to be behind financially with the likes of Alabama and Ohio State. Another thing is to be behind Missouri and Minnesota.
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RE: Where will Texas be in 2026?
(07-28-2019 02:28 PM)Attackcoog Wrote:  I just dont think they are going to move. I do think both Oklahoma and Texas will end up with "special" deals in the Big12. Texas already kinda has one. Oklahoma will get some sort of valuable concession as well. I just think that in the final analysis---the Big12 works best for both of those schools right now.

You could be right. Wouldn't it be refreshing to hear Texas and Oklahoma say, "We're doin' just fine where we are. We value our relationships with our conference brethren and we won't turn our back on them for a little bit of money."

Problem is, it will be much more than a lttle bit of money. The SEC and B1G will be courting them and offering incentives beyond what we have seen in previous moves. These two conferences both want Texas badly. Their media partners (maybe including FAANG) will join the fray. TX and OK will face the possibility that the Big 12 is not going to keep pace financially. If they don't act now when will the next window appear?

Caveat: We can't predict what may be available to Texas from the FAANG operators. Maybe they can get a situation on their own, indy style. We don't even know if FAANG will be players this time around, and we can't predict what they will be willing to pay for. If the media model doesn't drastically change Texas and Oklahoma must almost certainly have to move to SEC/B1G
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Texas will stay and Oklahoma leaves the conference for better money.
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RE: Where will Texas be in 2026?
My overly simplistic view:

-The SEC is a non starter because UT will never admit that A&M was right
-They would be too big of an outlier for the Big Ten and ACC
- Independence might work if they got a ND style deal with the Big 12 remains, to me this is the second most likely scenario

Overall though, the current Big 12 setup makes the most sense overal and continues to be their best path to the playoff
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(07-29-2019 06:08 AM)Gamecock Wrote:  My overly simplistic view:

-The SEC is a non starter because UT will never admit that A&M was right
-They would be too big of an outlier for the Big Ten and ACC
- Independence might work if they got a ND style deal with the Big 12 remains, to me this is the second most likely scenario

Overall though, the current Big 12 setup makes the most sense overal and continues to be their best path to the playoff

Your view is simplistic. But that doesn't make it wrong. It's sensible. Where I find fault with your view and so many others is in your first bullet: "UT will never admit that.... ". You are reading the mind of some imaginary person called UT. We see many posts that tell us, "Texas wants to be the big cheese ... ", "Texas must keep their in-state schedule... ", Texas this and Texas that...."

The decision about realignment will be made in a boardroom in Austin, or maybe a in Cayman Islands hotel. But it won't be made by this imaginary Texas guy. It will be made by academics from California, Illinois, Massachusetts, and God knows where else. They will weigh the wishes of The Longhorn Loyal. They will get support and data from TV wonks, and financial oracles. It will be, primarily, a business decision. Not a cold, heartless, corporate style decision, but one that considers that Texas guy we read so much about. Egos, emotions, and public psychology will be secondary.
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(07-29-2019 12:50 AM)33laszlo99 Wrote:  
(07-28-2019 02:28 PM)Attackcoog Wrote:  I just dont think they are going to move. I do think both Oklahoma and Texas will end up with "special" deals in the Big12. Texas already kinda has one. Oklahoma will get some sort of valuable concession as well. I just think that in the final analysis---the Big12 works best for both of those schools right now.

You could be right. Wouldn't it be refreshing to hear Texas and Oklahoma say, "We're doin' just fine where we are. We value our relationships with our conference brethren and we won't turn our back on them for a little bit of money."

Problem is, it will be much more than a lttle bit of money. The SEC and B1G will be courting them and offering incentives beyond what we have seen in previous moves. These two conferences both want Texas badly. Their media partners (maybe including FAANG) will join the fray. TX and OK will face the possibility that the Big 12 is not going to keep pace financially. If they don't act now when will the next window appear?

Caveat: We can't predict what may be available to Texas from the FAANG operators. Maybe they can get a situation on their own, indy style. We don't even know if FAANG will be players this time around, and we can't predict what they will be willing to pay for. If the media model doesn't drastically change Texas and Oklahoma must almost certainly have to move to SEC/B1G

I will (and did) admit that JrSEC makes a pretty interesting case for Texas in the SEC. That would reunite most of the key teams of the SWC I grew up with (Texas/A&M/Arkansas). If the SEC takes both Oklahoma and Texas---then they would add the Red River Rivalry and the classic Texas-Texas A&M game to their inventory. Just those two events by themselves likely carry tremendous value---not to mention creating excellent new annual matchups against existing key SEC members. Of all the options---thats the one that offers a similar travel profile to the Big12--but with more interesting games for the fans and TV. However, there is still the sticky issue of the LHN (wont play well with the SEC Network) and the long known issue of UT liking the idea of being in full control of the conference agenda (Texas will not be able to steer the SEC like it can the Big12). One other thing worth noting---getting to the playoff in the Big12 is just easier. Basically--for Texas and Oklahoma---it means beating the only other Big12 kingpin and you win the league---and probably get into the playoff (almost an annual certainty if the CFP expands to 8 in 2025).
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I think Texas and Oklahoma will be in the Big 12 that year.

The Big 12 is perfect for them, as they are the 900 and 800 pound gorillas of that conference. The Big 12 offers them the kind of dominant power that they couldn't have in any other P5 conference.
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(07-29-2019 10:38 AM)quo vadis Wrote:  I think Texas and Oklahoma will be in the Big 12 that year.

The Big 12 is perfect for them, as they are the 900 and 800 pound gorillas of that conference. The Big 12 offers them the kind of dominant power that they couldn't have in any other P5 conference.

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My inside information tells me the PAC 12 is a lock.
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The Big 12 just announced a per school payout of $38.8 million and the new Tier 3 deal with ESPN will pay an additional $2.3 million per school starting next year. Texas makes about $15 million from the LHN (escalating to $20 million towards the end) and OU makes about $7 million on their Tier 3 deal currently (also escalating). For Texas, that's about $56.1 million, which is more than the $55 million made by Big 10 schools; and for OU, that's about $48.1 million, which is more than SEC schools currently make. I'm not seeing this "financial disparity" that is thrown out here often.

Moreover, in terms of actual football performance, OU has been doing great in the Big12, but Texas hasn't. TCU is 5-2 against the Longhorns in the Big12, and up until last year, Texas' last good season was 2009. I'm also not seeing how the Big 12 is such an "easy" set-up for UT. Maybe they'll leave, but it won't be because they've been dominating the conference in terms of actual football performance.

Further, OU is not an AAU member which makes the Big 10 highly unlikely. And both UT and OU would be taking massive pay cuts if they went to the ACC or Pac 12 (as would every other Big 12 school).

But don't let facts get in everyone's way...
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(07-28-2019 09:50 PM)JRsec Wrote:  I have a different way of looking at this. I believe that if Texas moves, and I do believe an Oklahoma exit would likely lead to their movement, Texas will make the move that best preserve their business model. That model is predicated on playing at least 7 games inside the state of Texas annually, and preferably 8 games.

They can't get that in the Big 10 because there is no acceptable Texas tag along that meets Big 10 muster. You could say Rice but it won't happen. They are too small to make a splash in any substantial way. If Texas goes to the ACC as an independent and got the ACC to take T.C.U. they would have T.C.U. likely as a required in conference game, they would have 4 more ACC games and they would have 7 games left with which to schedule Tech/Baylor probably alternating home and away and they would get 2 ACC home games a year. They could work it out. But their minor sports would have issues and minor sports at Texas count.

They may not love the SEC but it provides them 4 home conference games and if Tech came with them it preserves the third large state school. Tech's bid would likely be both their price for coming to the SEC and their excuse for doing so. They would immediately have 7 games in Texas if Tech and A&M are rotated home & away. And if they keep the RRR in Dallas that's 8. If not Arkansas would probably gladly take OU's place as a Dallas annual. It gives their minor sports a division to play in that would not vary much farther than Mississippi and Louisiana. It reunites the 3 Texas state schools which satisfies the requests of the Texas legislature, And it gives them Arkansas and L.S.U. back as key regional games in addition to Tech and A&M games. And in a 16 team SEC they would likely have 2 OOC games left to schedule other Texas schools if they desired.

I find that to be a fairly compelling offer from the SEC who with their new T1 contract will be earning somewhere between 57 to 61 million per school payout which would more than cover the 51 million they are making with the LHN and Big 12 payouts. It would also garner ESPN approval.

If this happens I don't see the SEC pursuing Oklahoma and without an SEC invitation the Sooners have their cover to accept the Big 10 offer sans OSU and make that move with either Colorado or Kansas.

I think the ACC then ponders whether to add T.C.U. which is a transportation hub that fits with Georgia Tech and Miami, or West Virginia. I think T.C.U. might win that competition even as somewhat of an outlier if the ACC adds at all.

I think they are most likely to remain at 14.5.

Texas has long preached academics, but the SWC was hardly an academic conference, and the Old Big 12 was a much better one but 4 AAU schools left and 2 of them to the SEC. In the end Texas will move for what best preserves their most successful business model.


Why would their minor sports suffer in the ACC?

Men's Basketball -- very strong
Women's Basketball -- very strong
Baseball -- very strong
Men's and Women's Soccer -- very strong
Florida State two years removed from winning Softball National Title

ACC schools have won multiple championships in Cross Country, Field Hockey, Men's and Women's Golf, and Men's and Women's Tennis.

On the contrary ... I think the ACC's minor sports would be an excellent place for Texas to place their teams.

And the academic match (and academics count at Texas) with the ACC and Texas makes this an almost no brainer, should Texas want to make a move.
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(07-29-2019 11:46 AM)Pervis_Griffith Wrote:  
(07-28-2019 09:50 PM)JRsec Wrote:  I have a different way of looking at this. I believe that if Texas moves, and I do believe an Oklahoma exit would likely lead to their movement, Texas will make the move that best preserve their business model. That model is predicated on playing at least 7 games inside the state of Texas annually, and preferably 8 games.

They can't get that in the Big 10 because there is no acceptable Texas tag along that meets Big 10 muster. You could say Rice but it won't happen. They are too small to make a splash in any substantial way. If Texas goes to the ACC as an independent and got the ACC to take T.C.U. they would have T.C.U. likely as a required in conference game, they would have 4 more ACC games and they would have 7 games left with which to schedule Tech/Baylor probably alternating home and away and they would get 2 ACC home games a year. They could work it out. But their minor sports would have issues and minor sports at Texas count.

They may not love the SEC but it provides them 4 home conference games and if Tech came with them it preserves the third large state school. Tech's bid would likely be both their price for coming to the SEC and their excuse for doing so. They would immediately have 7 games in Texas if Tech and A&M are rotated home & away. And if they keep the RRR in Dallas that's 8. If not Arkansas would probably gladly take OU's place as a Dallas annual. It gives their minor sports a division to play in that would not vary much farther than Mississippi and Louisiana. It reunites the 3 Texas state schools which satisfies the requests of the Texas legislature, And it gives them Arkansas and L.S.U. back as key regional games in addition to Tech and A&M games. And in a 16 team SEC they would likely have 2 OOC games left to schedule other Texas schools if they desired.

I find that to be a fairly compelling offer from the SEC who with their new T1 contract will be earning somewhere between 57 to 61 million per school payout which would more than cover the 51 million they are making with the LHN and Big 12 payouts. It would also garner ESPN approval.

If this happens I don't see the SEC pursuing Oklahoma and without an SEC invitation the Sooners have their cover to accept the Big 10 offer sans OSU and make that move with either Colorado or Kansas.

I think the ACC then ponders whether to add T.C.U. which is a transportation hub that fits with Georgia Tech and Miami, or West Virginia. I think T.C.U. might win that competition even as somewhat of an outlier if the ACC adds at all.

I think they are most likely to remain at 14.5.

Texas has long preached academics, but the SWC was hardly an academic conference, and the Old Big 12 was a much better one but 4 AAU schools left and 2 of them to the SEC. In the end Texas will move for what best preserves their most successful business model.


Why would their minor sports suffer in the ACC?

Men's Basketball -- very strong
Women's Basketball -- very strong
Baseball -- very strong
Men's and Women's Soccer -- very strong
Florida State two years removed from winning Softball National Title

ACC schools have won multiple championships in Cross Country, Field Hockey, Men's and Women's Golf, and Men's and Women's Tennis.

On the contrary ... I think the ACC's minor sports would be an excellent place for Texas to place their teams.

And the academic match (and academics count at Texas) with the ACC and Texas makes this an almost no brainer, should Texas want to make a move.

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(07-29-2019 11:36 AM)Jared7 Wrote:  The Big 12 just announced a per school payout of $38.8 million and the new Tier 3 deal with ESPN will pay an additional $2.3 million per school starting next year. Texas makes about $15 million from the LHN (escalating to $20 million towards the end) and OU makes about $7 million on their Tier 3 deal currently (also escalating). For Texas, that's about $56.1 million, which is more than the $55 million made by Big 10 schools; and for OU, that's about $48.1 million, which is more than SEC schools currently make. I'm not seeing this "financial disparity" that is thrown out here often.

Moreover, in terms of actual football performance, OU has been doing great in the Big12, but Texas hasn't. TCU is 5-2 against the Longhorns in the Big12, and up until last year, Texas' last good season was 2009. I'm also not seeing how the Big 12 is such an "easy" set-up for UT. Maybe they'll leave, but it won't be because they've been dominating the conference in terms of actual football performance.

Further, OU is not an AAU member which makes the Big 10 highly unlikely. And both UT and OU would be taking massive pay cuts if they went to the ACC or Pac 12 (as would every other Big 12 school).

But don't let facts get in everyone's way...

Texas would be making around 58 with the LHN by the end of the GOR. Oklahoma would be making around 46. The SEC after their new T1 is signed will be making between 56-61 depending on the final numbers. They all have escalators built into them.

A Texas or Oklahoma added to the Big 10 / SEC payouts would account for another 3.5-5 million per school in payouts. The 2.3 million you cite is of course for the 8 schools not named Texas and Oklahoma and puts those schools around 41 million.

So the operative question is whether Oklahoma would find the incentive of another 10 million to 14 million per year in media revenue tempting enough to leave? That's the 10 million difference they would have with what the SEC or Big 10 will be making without them and the 3.5 -5 million more they would be making with them.

That's why Oklahoma, not Texas, would be the weak link in keeping the Big 12 together. If the Sooners stay nothing will happen. If they leave it could likely force Texas to do the same.

Projections for the SEC T1 renewal with CBS run between 250 million to 315 million for the contract. At 250 million the SEC's per school payout jumps to 56 million, at 275 to 58 million and at 300 to 61 million. If we take the 250 million figure we renew and start getting paid the jump immediately. If we wait until 2025 we may have a higher payout but will stay at 43.7 plus escalators for another 6 years. We'll see.
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