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(03-25-2020 05:25 PM)Wear Purple Wrote:  One thing Byington (or any other head coach who might have taken the job) has to think to himself - and I hope like hell he is thinking this way...

...what if I hit it big at JMU? I mean, BIG!

That is, a quicker-than-expected turnaround...followed by a signing class (and another) that makes people around the state, CAA, and mid-Atlantic take notice...followed by 2 or 3 CAAT titles in his first 4 years...and best of all, the new AUBC is packed. Not only will his stock for greener pastures and a huge payday be on the horizon, he will have JMU doing everything it can to keep him. He will be a head coach that is (already) "legendary" in JMU Athletics history only 5 years into his job and not even 50 years of age yet...perhaps because anybody under the age of 35 never had a first-hand chance to know/experience JMU MBB being really good and home games being an electric zoo.


The opportunity is there for the taking, Coach B. Do it.

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(03-25-2020 05:25 PM)Wear Purple Wrote:  One thing Byington (or any other head coach who might have taken the job) has to think to himself - and I hope like hell he is thinking this way...

...what if I hit it big at JMU? I mean, BIG!

That is, a quicker-than-expected turnaround...followed by a signing class (and another) that makes people around the state, CAA, and mid-Atlantic take notice...followed by 2 or 3 CAAT titles in his first 4 years...and best of all, the new AUBC is packed. Not only will his stock for greener pastures and a huge payday be on the horizon, he will have JMU doing everything it can to keep him. He will be a head coach that is (already) "legendary" in JMU Athletics history only 5 years into his job and not even 50 years of age yet...perhaps because anybody under the age of 35 never had a first-hand chance to know/experience JMU MBB being really good and home games being an electric zoo.

The opportunity is there for the taking, Coach B. Do it.

I don't even want to guess at numbers, but the percentage of alumni that have witnessed JMU being in the top 4 of the conference for consecutive years is probably below 25%. The early 90's was probably the last time that happened, back when the enrollment was around 11k...half what it is now. And it's been nearly 30 years since then. Hell, a decent number of alums weren't even alive then 03-lmfao Whatever the exact numbers, I think it's fair to say a majority of alums have never experienced JMU being consistently good (maybe even decent) at men's basketball. The bar really isn't that high when you think about all the resources Coach B will have at his disposal. If he wins the conference a couple times in his first 5 years (regardless if he gets blown out in the first game of the NCAAT), he would become a legend.
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Nope. Consecutive top four finishes happened in 2015 and 2016. Tied for first then tied for third.
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(03-26-2020 06:04 PM)Hart Foundation Wrote:  Nope. Consecutive top four finishes happened in 2015 and 2016. Tied for first then tied for third.

Sorry, should have specified CAAT. As exciting as 12-6 and 11-7 seasons are...they mean nothing when they don't win a single game in the CAAT either year. Yeah, call it shifting the goal line of what I said, but give me a break... That sterling 'tied for 1st' year where we were 12-6 in conference, we were 19-14 overall, got blown out by 19 in our first game in the CAAT, and then lost to USC Upstate in the first round of the CBI. 03-zzz

Give me back-to-back years in the semifinals and then we can talk. Or even better, top 4 in the regular finals AND make it to the semis.

How long has it been since we've made the semis in back-to-back years?
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(03-26-2020 08:36 PM)jmufan2008 Wrote:  
(03-26-2020 06:04 PM)Hart Foundation Wrote:  Nope. Consecutive top four finishes happened in 2015 and 2016. Tied for first then tied for third.

Sorry, should have specified CAAT. As exciting as 12-6 and 11-7 seasons are...they mean nothing when they don't win a single game in the CAAT either year. Yeah, call it shifting the goal line of what I said, but give me a break... That sterling 'tied for 1st' year where we were 12-6 in conference, we were 19-14 overall, got blown out by 19 in our first game in the CAAT, and then lost to USC Upstate in the first round of the CBI. 03-zzz

Give me back-to-back years in the semifinals and then we can talk. Or even better, top 4 in the regular finals AND make it to the semis.

How long has it been since we've made the semis in back-to-back years?

2000, 2001 I think
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(03-26-2020 06:04 PM)Hart Foundation Wrote:  Nope. Consecutive top four finishes happened in 2015 and 2016. Tied for first then tied for third.

Sorry, should have specified CAAT. As exciting as 12-6 and 11-7 seasons are...they mean nothing when they don't win a single game in the CAAT either year. Yeah, call it shifting the goal line of what I said, but give me a break... That sterling 'tied for 1st' year where we were 12-6 in conference, we were 19-14 overall, got blown out by 19 in our first game in the CAAT, and then lost to USC Upstate in the first round of the CBI. 03-zzz

Give me back-to-back years in the semifinals and then we can talk. Or even better, top 4 in the regular finals AND make it to the semis.

How long has it been since we've made the semis in back-to-back years?

Also a technicality but Hart is clearly a Brady guy and so he claims the tie for 1st- had Rowe somehow managed that (I know funny right) I doubt he’d consider that a tie. I really don’t either because JMU in both years was the 4 seed in the CaaT - why is that meaningful- well for 1 you play a better team in the first round in the 5 seed which each year handled JMU and neither game was even close and 2 tieing for 1st or 3rd but finishing as the 4 seed shows that in those years your record vs the conferences best teams was not good (that’s the criteria they use for tie breaker). For example during those seasons UNCW was the class of the conference and JMU never beat them (0-4) and the games weren’t even close. That’s when the lack of athleticism of those Brady teams was on full
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(03-27-2020 01:18 AM)NJDuke97 Wrote:  
(03-26-2020 08:36 PM)jmufan2008 Wrote:  
(03-26-2020 06:04 PM)Hart Foundation Wrote:  Nope. Consecutive top four finishes happened in 2015 and 2016. Tied for first then tied for third.

Sorry, should have specified CAAT. As exciting as 12-6 and 11-7 seasons are...they mean nothing when they don't win a single game in the CAAT either year. Yeah, call it shifting the goal line of what I said, but give me a break... That sterling 'tied for 1st' year where we were 12-6 in conference, we were 19-14 overall, got blown out by 19 in our first game in the CAAT, and then lost to USC Upstate in the first round of the CBI. 03-zzz

Give me back-to-back years in the semifinals and then we can talk. Or even better, top 4 in the regular finals AND make it to the semis.

How long has it been since we've made the semis in back-to-back years?

Also a technicality but Hart is clearly a Brady guy and so he claims the tie for 1st- has Rowe somehow managed that (I know funny right) I doubt he’d consider that a tie. I really don’t either because JMU in both years was the 4 seed in the CaaT - why is that meaningful- well for 1 you play a better team in the first round in the 5 seed which each year handled JMU and neither game was even close and 2 tieing for 1st or 3rd but finishing as the 4 seed shows that in those years your record vs the conferences best teams was not good (that’s the criteria they use for tie breaker). For example during those seasons UNCW was the class of the conference and JMU never beat them (0-4) and the games weren’t even close. That’s when the lack of athleticism of those Brady teams was on full
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Answer honestly: how much athleticism do you believe Lou could bring in if he were given next season to complete the final year of his contract? That's what was done to Brady, they allowed him to coach the final year of his contract. It was basically impossible to recruit during that season. Nobody wants to even talk to a coach who's not going to be there the following year.

Then, miraculously, Brady's team won the CAA and went to the NCAA, received a contract extension, but he had no recruits even looking in our direction, so he scrambled to bring in whoever he could, which meant mostly overseas players. No coach should coach the final year of a contract, it's not fair to him nor the school.
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(03-27-2020 07:22 AM)BleedingPurple Wrote:  
(03-27-2020 01:18 AM)NJDuke97 Wrote:  
(03-26-2020 08:36 PM)jmufan2008 Wrote:  
(03-26-2020 06:04 PM)Hart Foundation Wrote:  Nope. Consecutive top four finishes happened in 2015 and 2016. Tied for first then tied for third.

Sorry, should have specified CAAT. As exciting as 12-6 and 11-7 seasons are...they mean nothing when they don't win a single game in the CAAT either year. Yeah, call it shifting the goal line of what I said, but give me a break... That sterling 'tied for 1st' year where we were 12-6 in conference, we were 19-14 overall, got blown out by 19 in our first game in the CAAT, and then lost to USC Upstate in the first round of the CBI. 03-zzz

Give me back-to-back years in the semifinals and then we can talk. Or even better, top 4 in the regular finals AND make it to the semis.

How long has it been since we've made the semis in back-to-back years?

Also a technicality but Hart is clearly a Brady guy and so he claims the tie for 1st- has Rowe somehow managed that (I know funny right) I doubt he’d consider that a tie. I really don’t either because JMU in both years was the 4 seed in the CaaT - why is that meaningful- well for 1 you play a better team in the first round in the 5 seed which each year handled JMU and neither game was even close and 2 tieing for 1st or 3rd but finishing as the 4 seed shows that in those years your record vs the conferences best teams was not good (that’s the criteria they use for tie breaker). For example during those seasons UNCW was the class of the conference and JMU never beat them (0-4) and the games weren’t even close. That’s when the lack of athleticism of those Brady teams was on full
Display IMO.

Answer honestly: how much athleticism do you believe Lou could bring in if he were given next season to complete the final year of his contract? That's what was done to Brady, they allowed him to coach the final year of his contract. It was basically impossible to recruit during that season. Nobody wants to even talk to a coach who's not going to be there the following year.

Then, miraculously, Brady's team won the CAA and went to the NCAA, received a contract extension, but he had no recruits even looking in our direction, so he scrambled to bring in whoever he could, which meant mostly overseas players. No coach should coach the final year of a contract, it's not fair to him nor the school.

Agreed- it was mishandled.

They did Brady no favors but keep in mind his recruiting class (which included Dalembert late from Lower Merrion) off the NCAA tourney appearance was a rather large class. He also had a few years post extension to bring kids into the program and he came up empty (the class before the Dalembert class was an empty one as well).

I think the Dalembert class he intentionally added skill size and toughness because he had Curry Nation and Cooke already in the program. The problem was he lost Cooke and couldn’t keep Nation on the floor.

By then in his later years he had pivoted a bit on recruiting and was going for a different type of recruit. He was a good coach - my point is that he plateaued and it was evident in those CaaT blow out losses (and based on his regular season record vs the top 3 teams in the league) that his teams were not quick enough to defend nor could they get their own shot (other than Curry).

In hindsight would we take those seasons over what we just went through- of course- but while he was close making it sound like he was at the top of the league isn’t completely accurate. It’s a narrow margin but those teams late in his tenure that won 20 games were a notch below the leagues best and it showed in JMUs #4 seed and ultimately in JMU losing comfortably to the #5 seed in back to back years. You’d have to go back to the 90s to find JMU teams that truly accomplished what we are all looking for- top of the Conference finishes and conference titles although the post season results weren’t great then either.
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i might have missed this , but when should we here about the staff. Byington seemed to have a pretty loyal staff with a lot of accolades from fellow coaches as well. I'm curious to see how the entire staff shakes out. Does he interview current staff and is that even doable under these circumstances with the University shut down (not that he couldn't but maybe there is a NCAA rule to keep everyone "off the clock" right now)?
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(03-27-2020 07:45 AM)NJDuke97 Wrote:  
(03-27-2020 07:22 AM)BleedingPurple Wrote:  
(03-27-2020 01:18 AM)NJDuke97 Wrote:  
(03-26-2020 08:36 PM)jmufan2008 Wrote:  
(03-26-2020 06:04 PM)Hart Foundation Wrote:  Nope. Consecutive top four finishes happened in 2015 and 2016. Tied for first then tied for third.

Sorry, should have specified CAAT. As exciting as 12-6 and 11-7 seasons are...they mean nothing when they don't win a single game in the CAAT either year. Yeah, call it shifting the goal line of what I said, but give me a break... That sterling 'tied for 1st' year where we were 12-6 in conference, we were 19-14 overall, got blown out by 19 in our first game in the CAAT, and then lost to USC Upstate in the first round of the CBI. 03-zzz

Give me back-to-back years in the semifinals and then we can talk. Or even better, top 4 in the regular finals AND make it to the semis.

How long has it been since we've made the semis in back-to-back years?

Also a technicality but Hart is clearly a Brady guy and so he claims the tie for 1st- has Rowe somehow managed that (I know funny right) I doubt he’d consider that a tie. I really don’t either because JMU in both years was the 4 seed in the CaaT - why is that meaningful- well for 1 you play a better team in the first round in the 5 seed which each year handled JMU and neither game was even close and 2 tieing for 1st or 3rd but finishing as the 4 seed shows that in those years your record vs the conferences best teams was not good (that’s the criteria they use for tie breaker). For example during those seasons UNCW was the class of the conference and JMU never beat them (0-4) and the games weren’t even close. That’s when the lack of athleticism of those Brady teams was on full
Display IMO.

Answer honestly: how much athleticism do you believe Lou could bring in if he were given next season to complete the final year of his contract? That's what was done to Brady, they allowed him to coach the final year of his contract. It was basically impossible to recruit during that season. Nobody wants to even talk to a coach who's not going to be there the following year.

Then, miraculously, Brady's team won the CAA and went to the NCAA, received a contract extension, but he had no recruits even looking in our direction, so he scrambled to bring in whoever he could, which meant mostly overseas players. No coach should coach the final year of a contract, it's not fair to him nor the school.

Agreed- it was mishandled.

They did Brady no favors but keep in mind his recruiting class (which included Dalembert late from Lower Merrion) off the NCAA tourney appearance was a rather large class. He also had a few years post extension to bring kids into the program and he came up empty (the class before the Dalembert class was an empty one as well).

I think the Dalembert class he intentionally added skill size and toughness because he had Curry Nation and Cooke already in the program. The problem was he lost Cooke and couldn’t keep Nation on the floor.

By then in his later years he had pivoted a bit on recruiting and was going for a different type of recruit. He was a good coach - my point is that he plateaued and it was evident in those CaaT blow out losses (and based on his regular season record vs the top 3 teams in the league) that his teams were not quick enough to defend nor could they get their own shot (other than Curry).

In hindsight would we take those seasons over what we just went through- of course- but while he was close making it sound like he was at the top of the league isn’t completely accurate. It’s a narrow margin but those teams late in his tenure that won 20 games were a notch below the leagues best and it showed in JMUs #4 seed and ultimately in JMU losing comfortably to the #5 seed in back to back years. You’d have to go back to the 90s to find JMU teams that truly accomplished what we are all looking for- top of the Conference finishes and conference titles although the post season results weren’t great then either.

Brady had definitely taken us about as far as he was going to, but it could be just as easily stated (using your words) the athleticism of Lou's final team was on full display and failed miserably in the CAA Tourney. My point, you're quick to point out the flaws of Brady's teams but reluctant to point out the flaws of Lou's teams. Frankly, I believe Brady had more talent his final season, but Lou had guys who were more athletic. Neither was any better than the other, and to pretend this year's team was better by putting down a team that was more successful looks foolish.
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(03-27-2020 08:41 AM)BleedingPurple Wrote:  
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(03-26-2020 08:36 PM)jmufan2008 Wrote:  Sorry, should have specified CAAT. As exciting as 12-6 and 11-7 seasons are...they mean nothing when they don't win a single game in the CAAT either year. Yeah, call it shifting the goal line of what I said, but give me a break... That sterling 'tied for 1st' year where we were 12-6 in conference, we were 19-14 overall, got blown out by 19 in our first game in the CAAT, and then lost to USC Upstate in the first round of the CBI. 03-zzz

Give me back-to-back years in the semifinals and then we can talk. Or even better, top 4 in the regular finals AND make it to the semis.

How long has it been since we've made the semis in back-to-back years?

Also a technicality but Hart is clearly a Brady guy and so he claims the tie for 1st- has Rowe somehow managed that (I know funny right) I doubt he’d consider that a tie. I really don’t either because JMU in both years was the 4 seed in the CaaT - why is that meaningful- well for 1 you play a better team in the first round in the 5 seed which each year handled JMU and neither game was even close and 2 tieing for 1st or 3rd but finishing as the 4 seed shows that in those years your record vs the conferences best teams was not good (that’s the criteria they use for tie breaker). For example during those seasons UNCW was the class of the conference and JMU never beat them (0-4) and the games weren’t even close. That’s when the lack of athleticism of those Brady teams was on full
Display IMO.

Answer honestly: how much athleticism do you believe Lou could bring in if he were given next season to complete the final year of his contract? That's what was done to Brady, they allowed him to coach the final year of his contract. It was basically impossible to recruit during that season. Nobody wants to even talk to a coach who's not going to be there the following year.

Then, miraculously, Brady's team won the CAA and went to the NCAA, received a contract extension, but he had no recruits even looking in our direction, so he scrambled to bring in whoever he could, which meant mostly overseas players. No coach should coach the final year of a contract, it's not fair to him nor the school.

Agreed- it was mishandled.

They did Brady no favors but keep in mind his recruiting class (which included Dalembert late from Lower Merrion) off the NCAA tourney appearance was a rather large class. He also had a few years post extension to bring kids into the program and he came up empty (the class before the Dalembert class was an empty one as well).

I think the Dalembert class he intentionally added skill size and toughness because he had Curry Nation and Cooke already in the program. The problem was he lost Cooke and couldn’t keep Nation on the floor.

By then in his later years he had pivoted a bit on recruiting and was going for a different type of recruit. He was a good coach - my point is that he plateaued and it was evident in those CaaT blow out losses (and based on his regular season record vs the top 3 teams in the league) that his teams were not quick enough to defend nor could they get their own shot (other than Curry).

In hindsight would we take those seasons over what we just went through- of course- but while he was close making it sound like he was at the top of the league isn’t completely accurate. It’s a narrow margin but those teams late in his tenure that won 20 games were a notch below the leagues best and it showed in JMUs #4 seed and ultimately in JMU losing comfortably to the #5 seed in back to back years. You’d have to go back to the 90s to find JMU teams that truly accomplished what we are all looking for- top of the Conference finishes and conference titles although the post season results weren’t great then either.

Brady had definitely taken us about as far as he was going to, but it could be just as easily stated (using your words) the athleticism of Lou's final team was on full display and failed miserably in the CAA Tourney. My point, you're quick to point out the flaws of Brady's teams but reluctant to point out the flaws of Lou's teams. Frankly, I believe Brady had more talent his final season, but Lou had guys who were more athletic. Neither was any better than the other, and to pretend this year's team was better by putting down a team that was more successful looks foolish.

Lous teams obviously had many flaws- Lou obviously had many flaws - the teams were not a factor in conference and by the end they were just bad so what’s the point of detailing everything that was wrong with them (where do you start)? Brady was good and he found a nice rhythm toward the end (back to back winning seasons) where the program seemed more stable just pointing out that in making some of those compromises I think his teams were going to be limited from winning the conference title or competing in the CaaT.

Being athletic and recruiting kids is only one small part of it - development, coaching, having a philosophy that works, fit between style and personnel, etc are bigger but in a game of inches athleticism matters and that’s what my eyes showed me when those late Brady teams played the top teams in the conference and that was going to continue to be an issue had he stayed unless he made a change in how he was recruiting and building his team.
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The fact is you're arguing about which team/coach was less bad. Brady caught lightning in a bottle for one year, which was awesome. In that one year, it brought sooo many people out of the woodwork to support during that run. However, it was all lost again the next year. Because it wasn't a spectacular regular season and the next season didn't build on the success (I'm not talking about coaching or reasons behind not having success), support plummeted back down. Two years of 13+ CAA wins (especially if they win 95% of home games) and at least making it to the semis would skyrocket this program...we just haven't experiencing that in an incredibly long time.

JMU08, you are correct. I had previously looked through number of wins and hadn't seen back-to-back seasons with multiple CAAT wins, but hadn't accounted for the smaller CAAT. The below data according to Wikipedia, so sorry if any of it is incorrect.
2000 - Top 9 made the tourney. JMU was #2 seed and beat #7 W&M to advance to semis, but lost to #3 Richmond by 15 (12-4 CAA record in regular season)
2001 - Top 6 made the tourney. JMU was #6 seed and beat #3 VCU to advance to semis, but lost to #2 Mason by 26 (6-10 CAA record in regular season)
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(03-26-2020 08:36 PM)jmufan2008 Wrote:  
(03-26-2020 06:04 PM)Hart Foundation Wrote:  Nope. Consecutive top four finishes happened in 2015 and 2016. Tied for first then tied for third.

Sorry, should have specified CAAT. As exciting as 12-6 and 11-7 seasons are...they mean nothing when they don't win a single game in the CAAT either year. Yeah, call it shifting the goal line of what I said, but give me a break... That sterling 'tied for 1st' year where we were 12-6 in conference, we were 19-14 overall, got blown out by 19 in our first game in the CAAT, and then lost to USC Upstate in the first round of the CBI. 03-zzz

Give me back-to-back years in the semifinals and then we can talk. Or even better, top 4 in the regular finals AND make it to the semis.

How long has it been since we've made the semis in back-to-back years?

No doubt that tourney results are more important than regular season results in one bid college basketball conferences. Although we all know the regular season is a much better litmus test of who has the best team. But I don’t give any credit for 2nd, 3rd, or 4th place in a tourney. They all are the losers and go home crying.

The bar in CAA hoops is crystal clear.
Win the conference tourney or you have failed.
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Who wants to talk about Coach Byington?
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Just got a courtesy recorded call from Coach Byington. It was nice to receive it. Stating he is looking forward to the opening of the new arena and wants to see everyone there. Also wish safety during the SARS-Cov2 pandemic.
03-27-2020 12:40 PM
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RE: MBB Coach Mark Byington
ohh man Mark called ME too!
03-27-2020 12:52 PM
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RE: MBB Coach Mark Byington
(03-27-2020 12:52 PM)Deez Nuts Wrote:  ohh man Mark called ME too!

I'm being nosey, but what did he call you?

He called me and said, "hey old fat fart, you gonna buy season tickets again this year? We sure would appreciate your old wrinkly shriveled up sack coming back to campus 15 or so times next winter to watch us play. If we win, great. If not, we got your money anyway. Suckaaaaaaa!"

In an odd way, I was pleasantly impressed with his honesty. Can't really argue with anything he said as it was all at least truthful.

04-cheers
03-27-2020 01:01 PM
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RE: MBB Coach Mark Byington
Maybe he should talk live with Hart

Edit: I just got a call as well, nice touch!
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03-27-2020 01:09 PM
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RE: MBB Coach Mark Byington
(03-27-2020 12:40 PM)hburg Wrote:  Just got a courtesy recorded call from Coach Byington. It was nice to receive it. Stating he is looking forward to the opening of the new arena and wants to see everyone there. Also wish safety during the SARS-Cov2 pandemic.

You mean the “robo-call”? COGS

Well, it was unexpected, and I don’t think it’s ever been done before, so kudos to all involved. It did come across as a bit stiff and canned, but we’re glad you’re back in VA too Mark, ready to turn the MBB program around.
03-27-2020 01:14 PM
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