USC Morning Buzz: Transfer Madness Continues

Coastal Carolina defensive end Josaiah Stewart announced his final choices are USC and Michigan.

What no one mentions is what NIL deals are being dangled to some of these transfers.

I’ve heard some Pac-12 transfers who aren’t even assured a starting spot are getting offered low six-figure deals this offseason. That’s a nice deal for players who don’t even know if they are good enough to make the NFL. Some of them actually transfer because they are worried about getting beaten out by younger players, not just to play at a better school.

  • Washington State linebacker Travion Brown visited USC last weekend. He’s another local (Temecula) who couldn’t even get an offer from USC in high school but is now being recruited. Imagine if the three-star from Linfield Christian comes to USC and plays ahead of some higher-touted prospects.
  • Here is an important detail in the UCLA-Cal deal Wednesday. The Bruins’ payment of $2-10 million will be an ANNUAL payment. Not a one-time payment.

The UC Regent who urged other regents to boost the annual payment upper limit from $5 million to $10 million was Jay Sures, a UCLA graduate.

  • I love the UCLA-Cal civil war on this issue.
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  • Did you know USC played Long Beach State at the Galen Center on Wednesday night? Neither did anyone else. The official attendance was 1,835. That is pathetic. And I don’t care about the usual litany of excuses (final exams, etc.). To draw less than 2,000 is embarassing.

107 thoughts on “USC Morning Buzz: Transfer Madness Continues

    1. George [or anybody else who wants to weigh in]: Does the fact Scott didn’t report the Long Beach State basketball score mean that USC won?
      #Yeah
      #Thanks,Enfield
      #[AndThanks,Scott…YouKnowJustHowToGetUsStarted]…

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      1. I listened to that long interview Mike Bohn gave yesterday —wherein he elaborated on his theory of “intensity of interest.” USC is a place of “intensity of interest.” Our football program is a program that generates “intensity of interest.” “Intensity of interest” is what it’s all about. He’s a nice man —who has learned to talk in catch phrases —-coming across more and more like Clay Helton….but with more hair. Just the kind of guy USC wanted for that position…
        #ThinkOfHowFarRileyCouldTakeUsWithAnAlphaMaleAsA.D.

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      2. It means nobody gives a Rats Ass if USC beat a sorry commuter school in Long Beach State. Oh, except for Trojans ass lick Fanboys

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    2. Poor BB bozos, only 1835 people attend game at the Clown U, chicken coop vs LBSt…..What a funny Div. 1 BB joke. There are local HS game that draw bigger crowds.

      #Thanks Enfield.

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    1. Regalado: “The Big Ten looked out & saw UCLA’s championships in golf and softball and said YES —We Want ‘It’! ‘It’ comes with a football team that can only fill one fifth of our mega stadiums ….but… that’s okay! We want IT!”
      #YouGot’It’
      #Now,LiveWithThePrize

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      1. Damn MG, quit whining about UCLA FB attendance and worry about bozo BB attendance. I mean the 1835 people the showed up for LBSt. vs Clown U game is just plain hilarious. I mean the paid attendance was probably half the 1835 that show’d up and that means SUCC lost $$$$$ just turning on the game lights on in the Chicken Coop…….LOL.

        I bet Andyain’twinning runs his practices in semi-darkness.

        #Thanks Enfield
        #SUCC BB, Clown U loss leader.

        Cotton Picker/Picking Bowl or bust.

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    2. CR Roberts would beat you to a pulp. Get rid of those initials you
      right wing piece of crap. You belong with the honky’s of the deep
      South. Biden Administration saved your ass.

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      1. S’s eloquent reply, steveg: “Honky…. Pulp…. Crap…. Right Wing…. Ass… Biden…”
        #PeopleGetABruinEducation&ThisIsWhatComesOutTheirMouth

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      2. Love it when Steve (who has complained about talking politics here) reads something so ridiculous, even HE has to chime in.

        Saved us?!! That was a good one, “S”!

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      3. MG….Exactly!…. We have both talked about this inevitable course the two parties are on. McCarthy has picked targets…….and DOJ has the elephant in the room, to indict trump or not. That’s not including the state of the economy over the next two years….

        If Trump is indicted, State or Federal charges, the wedge between parties will deepen….I could picture a violent uprising…..

        With a new minority leader in the house on the Dem side, It’s going to be really interesting…..

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      4. I see pockets of violence —here and there — from now on. But not widespread violence. Too many citizens —not to mention too many entire states— are content to go along to get along…
        #AsPoliticalAsIAm…
        #IToldMyFarLeftInlawsIn2020,”I’llLoveYouNoMatterWho’sPresident”

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      5. I can live with Trumpism and its policies, but the man himself is a detriment to the political landscape of this country.

        It’s pitiful that GOP politicians live in fear of speaking out against trump over the fear of losing the support of MAGA voters. Crazy has run its course, we all need some normalcy. Joe holds the spot, but he’s not the answer. I’m hoping he retires!

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      6. Trump saved us from the Bush family [in the form of Jeb]—so he played his part and now it’s time for him to bid us all a fond adieu. As for Joe, the less said the better.
        Gabby: There has to be someone better than these two, right?

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      7. MG….Can a woman(I’m not talking Harris) lead this country….any thoughts

        I like Whitmer( is it a physical attraction, she’s eye candy) from Michigan as a Dem…..who’s on the GOP side

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      8. Tulsi Gabbard could out-surf, outtalk and outfight Whitmer any day. [I’m already at work on bumper stickers, Gabby]….
        #…”VoteTulsi:She’llHandleKidnappersPersonally”

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    1. That’s a very good point. The Pac-12 is the Conference of Champions for three reasons: 1. Stanford. 2. UCLA. 3. USC.

      What happens when you can only cite one reason?

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  1. ugh,u and me is so mutch simmerlur john,i git up set to wen uthurs r maikin munneys and i aint,poeples awl ways say ed it jussed the so calld free markit but it aint to free if poeple gitin payed,enny way i dont remeber adum smith and luddwhig van meese ritin nuthin abowt theese so calld nil programms so poeple shud jussed giv me munneys that i wunt,smdh

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  2. $2 to $10 million an annual payment?!? As if the UC system doesn’t have at least a hundred times that in useless bureaucratic stiffs on the payroll. I’m sure they will put the money to some good use like some sort of new office of what ever is the crazy woke thing flavor of the day

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  3. I’m reading the Regents decision and it looks like $10M + minimum $9.1M additional and that can go higher. The $2-10M is a polite way to say $10M.
    Fucla black athlete/ students graduate at 50%. I doubt that will increase. The $9.1M will increase to deal with lower graduation rates.

    Fucla didn’t get many people in their corner at the meeting.
    They can’t put people in the stands as it is. Does the athletic Dept think Rutgers vs ruins attendance will help? The first time fucla fans get a taste of travel to State College, PA in Nov will be the last time. I’m hoping for Nov early winters.
    I prayed they’d yank the Rose Bowl and make the ruins beg for a HS stadium. No such luck.
    Ruins can’t draw in SoCal and can’t stay in the black with all the loot here. So go to the refrigerator in the upper Midwest to solve your financial problems. Lol. Ruins move to the B10 will end up being one of thee all-time blunders. They’re going to make a little money but nowhere what SC will make.

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    1. It is projected that even with the tax they will have to pay to the board of regents ucla will come out ahead financially. That is their reason to switch.
      Your wish for early winter back east is trivial, they now have heaters on the sidelines. I know your feelings are based on a sour grapes attitude, but Cal simply does not care about football. The woke generation there simply wants to feel safe and make sure there plenty of cry rooms, which you sound like you may need one.

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      1. Steve
        You make no sense. If Cal doesn’t care about fb, (and how would you know?), Why would Cal care about fucla? We don’t. The move will weaken them and pay off our stadium renovation debt as mandated by State of California. $400M. Win Win. I love it.

        Bay Area schools don’t like L.A. Fenkin S hole. You guys can get used to weekenders in November Madison, Wisconsin, lol. Or Piss-Cat-Away. 2x lol. Or as it’s known,NO DIRECT FLIGHTS TO OR FROM STATE COLLEGE.
        Hurry and buy your tickets.

        Sideline stadium heaters are not the solution. Try running on ice.
        Cry rooms and feel safe? You sir are delusional. You just make up your spl brand of fiction.

        Sour grapes? My feelings? Lol. Adios ruins. SC may prosper. Ruins wont.

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    2. So Kal is ok living off the UCLA tit, uh ’86? It’s not UCLA’s fault Kal SUCC’s except in intramural rugby and Div. 1 WP.

      Kal’s nickname should be changed from Bears to Leeches.

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      1. I’m terribly sorry if I offended you dear ownerous. Nice of you to deflect and ad hominem.

        If I stated anything incorrectly then feel free to correct, lot check stat.
        Just remember Mr Colorado Blvd ticket dispenser, Cal is in charge of the US Treasury & the US nuclear program. FB is way down the list of priorities. But we’re not $100+M in the hole either. Fucla may be out of the red in 5 years ….lol.

        Dec 15, sorry have to go. Shower time. Two this month.🥳

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    3. Easy way to figure out whether this deal really suits UCLA…or is a disaster in the making: Chip leaves UCLA in 2025 without being nudged out.

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    4. “Polite way to say $10 million.” Very astute, Cal 75. All “range estimates” wind up costing the very outer perimeters of the range.
      #SameWayBidenAnnouncesCostOfBenefitPrograms

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    5. COLLEGE ACTIVE PLAYERS EARNINGS
      1. Alabama 66 $1,141,005,302
      2. Ohio State 56 $990,478,250
      3. Louisiana State 56 $968,692,737
      4.California 19 $872,530,667
      14. USC
      20. Fucla, who cares.

      Dear windbag owns,
      Not bad for hippies eh? Just the facts little lady.

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      1. Damn MG, quit whining about UCLA FB attendance and worry about bozo BB attendance. I mean the 1835 people the showed up for LBSt. vs Clown U game is just plain hilarious. I mean the paid attendance was probably half the 1835 that show’d up and that means SUCC lost $$$$$ just turning on the game lights on in the Chicken Coop…….LOL.

        I bet Andyain’twinning runs his practices in semi-darkness.

        #Thanks Enfield
        #SUCC BB, Clown U loss leader.

        Cotton Picker/Picking Bowl or bust.

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      2. Say what ’86, if Kal is so well off, why does Kal need to SUCC on UCLA Tit for extra money for your horse’s ass athletic dept. The Big 10 made it quite clear, they don’t want Kal under any circumstances, not even for intramural rugby games.

        As usual, the Kal hipsters have to beg/panhandle for extra bucks.

        Aaron “F**k Everybody” Rodgers is overrated and way over paid. Rodgers chokes more than Clown U FB.

        I bet ’86 you can’t wait to bend over in the showers.

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      3. Cal,
        That’s a fluke stat driven by 3 or 4 giant contracts. Rodgers and Goff will not get another huge contract. In a few years Cal will be behind the gutties and way behind USC because they don’t put enough guys in the NFL. They aren’t jumping from 19 guys to the 50 and 60 range any time soon.

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    6. Bullshit!….. They are trying to rob Peter to pay Paul.

      #welfare-applicant

      Cal football should move to the Big Sky conference……might find some success!

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      1. Have to love Cal 75’s loyalty —but Cal would be happier in Mountain West. They’d get to play Hawaii.

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      2. “LAST memory will be pleasant.” We win —then burn the stadium to the ground. Love where your head is at.

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      1. Agreed, Gabby…
        [I’m only hoping NIL isn’t “fixed” in a way that screws us over for what we’ve already done]….

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    1. Yeah Sure SUCC Grad.

      UCLA BB: 11 NC’s
      Clown U: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOferever.

      FYI Eight Ball, on 11/11/2022, UCLA mugged LBSt. 93-69 at Pauley in front of 9811 fans.

      #Ah, eat my shorts.

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      1. You know that without USC the big 10 wanted no part of UCLA. Football drives the ship, hoops is a very distant 2nd, very distant.

        USC dragged you with and you know it.

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    1. Personally I’d like to know what Caleb’s status is [I know updates will be be based hearsay on top of hearsay since Coach Riley’s not saying anything —but even that’s better than nothing]. Also would love to know if Vorhees is planning to play or sit out.

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      1. …That’s the first time I’ve gone with “be be” sentence construction —I kinda like the insect sound it makes when read aloud…

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      2. Some of these questions regarding injuries probably will not get answered until game time on January 2nd.

        I’m ok with Moss starting, but Mr. Heisman gives us our best chance of winning……With a healthy Caleb, the point spread would be 10 points or more instead of the current 2 points….

        Tulane’s 17-10 win over Kansas St., who took down TCU, also has some bearing in the 2-point number.

        Riley can use Caleb’s injury to his advantage regarding who Tulane is going to scheme for at the QB position if he doesn’t announce a starter.

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      3. Yep. Tulane is getting ready for 2 different QB’s [meaning 2 different offenses, really] at the moment.
        [They’ll have a better guess at what’s going on when their spies tell them what’s happening at our practices]….

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  4. Look, I’m sure a lot of you probably don’t want to hear this, but Usc needs UCLA as much as UCLA needs USC. I can’t imagine going into a new conference and not having the USCUCLA rivalry anymore. Don’t get me wrong though if I had to choose between going to the big 10 or staying with UCLA in the Pac 12 I obviously would vote for the former.

    And about all these transfers that weren’t offered out of high school. It’s great it’s kind of like they went to the minor leagues and have developed their skills and now they’re coming to play in the big (USC) leagues.

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    1. 100% to that 2nd paragraph. Who gives a shit the number of stars they got coming outta high school if they’ve proved themselves on the field in college?

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    2. Prior to the start of this season, the wolfman was often mocking Riley for offering 3* O-linemen. Scott ended up back-peddling by saying “star ranking” shouldn’t make or break a player’s potential….

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  5. “Imagine if the three-star from Linfield Christian comes to USC and plays ahead of some higher-touted prospects.”

    Wolf has now whacked off all the low-hanging fruit and has been reduced to looking for the rotten stuff lying on the ground.

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      1. When you’re hungry it all tastes good —ask my Sicilian cousins….
        #InSicilyTheyEatFruitWeWouldn’tLookAt

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    1. Alvy,
      Scott’s reply: “You ain’t seen nothing yet….”
      #…”WatchWhatIDoIfUSCLosesTheCottonBowlToTulane”…..

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      1. He’ll question if the 10 million was worth it and if Riley is really an improvement over Helton…….Mind you, I’m going easy! I don’t have the baked-in disdain wolf has for all things related to USC

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      2. Riley only beat the archrival that scored like 66 points on us last year…
        #….InMostPlacesThatCountsAsATurnaround

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  6. Memo to: MG

    The Sun Bowl hasn’t been the same since Clown U and Kiffy Goat, in a floppy, stylish sombrero and kool LA shades covering a black eye that he didn’t collect during a fight with and Asst. SUCC FB coach, lost to a 5 – 6 GT team. I hear Eli Wallach thought KG looked better in a sombrero then Tuco did.

    Kiffy Goat was always quite the Ringmaster for Clown U FB until that fireball, St. Pat, put his foot down, and fired KG on the LAX tarmac.

    As I recall, St. Pat was also quite the Ringmaster for Clown U himself. I believe St. Pat is still referred to as “Hey Rube” in U’Dub FB circles.

    Of course MG, UCLA will be on time for the Bowl team’s dinner celebration and defeat the 8-4 Pitt Panthers.

    #Kiffy Goat and SUCC FB still make El Paso Sun Bowl fans chuckle out loud.

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      1. P. S.
        Tuco is my hero. He’s an archetypal Italian character —the trickster who goes on tricking until there is no one left to trick. I worked with a guy who was the real life version of Tuco — loved every minute of it.

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  7. UC graduates last 50 yrs, 1,000,000+
    Gas bag owns admission into UC last 50 yrs, 0.

    Owns my little sparky, do you have any hobbies less annoying than being a barking dog?

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      1. Gab
        I’m fenkin honored for the like. But I stole the line fair and square from the internet.

        I mentioned this years ago. Owns needs a new writer.

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      2. Damn Crabs, happily brown nosing ’86 are you? Well of course, ’86 would go for a olive oil, coated, simian, SUCC gladiator searching for dingle berries.

        Cue: Elton John’s “Hercules”

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      3. My friend Rents trolls on with an army of none!

        FYI….Kiffin said, Tito’s on 7th and Main St, El Paso, has the best street tacos….

        #Cue: El Paso (Grateful Dead)

        PS…..speaking of “olive oil”….I heard it takes the cucumber to a new level….enjoy!

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      4. May I defend Owns? [although he would hate to hear me say that]…
        Owns likes to swim in the Santa Monica Bay, loves his daughter, knows sports history and admires the raw honesty of Mark Twain….
        #AsAFreindOnceSaidToMe…
        # … “I’mNotGoodButI’mNotBadEither…”

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    1. No ’86, but my bark is worse than your gummy, toothless bite; very typical of State of Jefferson crazy, half wits.

      You’re well equipped ’86 to SUCC on UCLA’s tit.

      Kal reminds of the huckster Donald J. Dump, the lying, fat mouth, with no real money and father of milksop progeny.

      Hooray for intramural rugby.

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      1. I started my defense of Owns —got interrupted by a neighbor with a gift bottle of wine…. and by the time I got back & hit “send” —my pal Owns had attacked my pal, Cal 75…..
        #Can’tAGuyTakeAMinuteOffAroundHere?

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  8. I can’t imagine why anyone would speak up for a university that can’t seem to track $100 million dollars of school money to the point that the leadership decides to prostrate itself to the highest pimp to be even . . . even though the Oedipus consternations of the “founding university” can’t get any traction to be considered to join the largest Midwest sports conference in spite of it’s academic reputation being greater than any school in said conference? Basketball success is cute but fails in capacity in interest to college football. But the games themselves in each sport pale in comparison to the pain that the NLRB and the feds want to inflict on USC and college football with a recent filing that should scare the bejezzus out of every college AD or school leader: Socialism in college sports.

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    1. So what happens when the Universities start trying to collect a royalty from the players over their profiting from the University’s NIL……

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      1. Can’t. The states passed laws (California being the first) that keeps schools from asking for the students for that money they receive based on their name, likeness and/or image which keeps the greedy morons from claiming the schools made them and own them.

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      2. I’m not talking about the player’s NIL……The Universities have their own unique NIL. Without the Universities, these players would have nothing. The right to play football is a privilege, not a necessity.

        Shouldn’t the school receive royalties from the players profiting off the school’s brand? Similar to the franchise/franchisee concept.

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      3. That was the argument that the schools used to claim that students were “amateurs” who represent universities on a voluntary basis. From Prefontaine to the argument against allowing players to form a union, schools claim that students cannot be considered employed because they “choose” to repent the school and therefore any revenue generated should go to the schools first and the schools take the burden of putting on games and all other liabilities.

        Even the Supreme Court said enough.

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  9. Why didn’t Scott report on the NLRB suing USC on behalf of the Football team and both men & women’s basketball team, Biden & Pelosi are still trying to mess with us as revenge for Caleb winning the Heisman.

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