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Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks football
2017 Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks football team
ULM Warhawks wordmark.svg
First season 1931 (1931)
Athletic director Nick Floyd
Head coach Matt Viator
2nd season, 7–11 (.389)
Stadium Malone Stadium
(Capacity: 30,427)
Year built 1978
Field surface FieldTurf
Location Monroe, Louisiana
NCAA division Division I FBS
Conference Sun Belt Conference
Past conferences NJCAA
(1931–1950)
Independent
(1951–1952)
Gulf States Conference
(1953–1971)
I-AA Independent
(1972–1981)
Southland Conference
(1982–1993)
I-A Independent
(1994–2000)
All-time record 300–405–8 (.426)
Bowl record 0–1 (.000)
Claimed nat'l titles 1 (FCS)
Conference titles 5
Rivalries Louisiana–Lafayette
Arkansas State
Colors Maroon and Gold[1]
         
Fight song Cheer for Northeast
Mascot Ace the Warhawk
Marching band Sound of Today
Outfitter Adidas
Website www.ulmwarhawks.com
For information on all University of Louisiana at Monroe sports, see Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks.

The Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks football (also referred to as the ULM Warhawks, formerly competing as the Northeast Louisiana Indians) program is a college football team that represents the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM).

With a history dating back to 1931, ULM currently competes in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision[2] as a member of the Sun Belt Conference. The Warhawks currently play their home games at Malone Stadium, located on ULM's campus in Monroe, Louisiana.

The Warhawks played in their first ever FBS bowl game on Dec. 28, 2012 in the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, Louisiana, losing 45–14 to the Ohio Bobcats.

History[edit]

Early History (1931–1963)[edit]

What is now Louisiana–Monroe originally competed as a junior college from 1931 through 1950.[3] In 1951 the Indians completed their first season in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) as Northeast Louisiana State College.[3] The team's head coach was James L. Malone, who compiled a record of 12–15 in three seasons.[4] Malone resigned after the 1953 season, and Malone Stadium where the team currently plays its home games was named in his honor.

Succeeding Malone was Devone Payne, who coached Northeast Louisiana for three seasons, from 1954-1957.[5] His record was 15–22–1.[5]

The program's third head coach was Jack Rowan, who led the team to a 20–37 record in six seasons.[6]

Dixie White era (1963–1971)[edit]

LSU offensive line coach Dixie White took over as the school's fourth head coach in 1963.[6] White also served as the school's athletics director during this time.[6] Northeast Louisiana compiled a record of 31–45–1 during White's tenure.

Ollie Keller era (1972–1975)[edit]

Memphis assistant coach Ollie Keller was selected to succeed White as Northeast Louisiana's head coach, and under his tutelage, the Indians compiled a record of 14–24–3.[6] Keller resigned after four seasons.[6]

John David Crow era (1976–1980)[edit]

Coach Crow

Former Heisman Trophy winning quarterback John David Crow led the Northeast Louisiana Indians football program for five seasons, including a winning 6–4–1 mark in 1978 and another winning mark in 1980, a 7–4 campaign.[7]

Pat Collins era (1981–1988)[edit]

Longtime Louisiana Tech assistant coach Pat Collins was hired to take over the Indians football team in 1981.[8]

Led by first team All-America Stan Humphries, the 1987 Indians squad completed the regular season with an overall record of 9–2. The losses came against Lamar and Southwestern Louisiana of Division I-A.[3] The Indians also finished 6–0 to capture their first outright Southland Conference championship.[3] En route to the championship game in Pocatello, Idaho, NLU defeated North Texas, Eastern Kentucky, and Northern Iowa.[3] Played at the MiniDome in Pocatello, the Indians faced off against the Marshall Thundering Herd for the I-AA National Championship.[9] In the championship game, Marshall took a 42–28 lead into the fourth quarter only to have Humphries lead the Indians to a pair of late touchdowns and capture the championship with a 43–42 victory.[10]

Collins departed the Indians football program following the 1988 season with a record of 57–35.[11]

Dave Roberts era (1989–1993)[edit]

During the tenure of head coach Dave Roberts, the Indians continued to experience success and prominence, reaching the NCAA Division II Quarterfinals and a 10–3 campaign in 1992 that was followed by a 9–3 mark in 1993.[12] Roberts' overall record at ULM was 37–20–2.[12] Roberts left Monroe following the 1993 season to join Lou Holtz's staff at Notre Dame as an assistant coach.[12]

Ed Zaunbrecher era (1994–1999)[edit]

Ed Zaunbrecher replaced Roberts and in five seasons compiled a record of 20–36.[6] Zaunbrecher was unable to continue the successes of his predecessors and was fired following the 1999 season.[6]

The highlight of the Zaunbrecher era came in 1994, when the Indians upset Kentucky in Lexington in the season opener.[13] It was the Indians' first win over an SEC team in program history.[13] The Indians also defeated Mississippi State in Starkville in 1995 for the program's second win over an SEC team.[14][15][16]

Bobby Keasler era (1999–2002)[edit]

McNeese State head coach Bobby Keasler took over the Indians football team in 1999 and struggled, compiling a record of 8–28 in three full seasons and a partial fourth as the Indians' head coach.[6] Keasler resigned three games into the 2002 season.[17]

Louisiana-Monroe joined the Sun Belt Conference for the 2001 season after competing as an independent for the past several seasons.[3]

Charlie Weatherbie era (2003–2009)[edit]

Coach Weatherbie

Former Navy and Utah State head coach Charlie Weatherbie was hired to replace Keasler in 2003.[18] In Weatherbie's seven seasons, ULM compiled a 31–51 record.[19]

The highlight of the Weatherbie era came in 2007, when ULM, who were 25-point underdogs heading into the game,[20] beat Alabama, coached by legendary coach Nick Saban, in Tuscaloosa 21-14 on November 16.[21] The win marked Louisiana-Monroe's first win over a SEC team in a dozen years (their third overall), and, as of 2017, is Nick Saban's only loss to a non-Power 5 team during his tenure at Alabama.

In January 2006, it was announced that ULM would replace its Indian mascot due to concerns the name was offensive to Native Americans.[22] In April of that year, it was announced that the university would adopt the Warhawk as its new mascot.[23]

Under Weatherbie, the Warhawks attained bowl eligibility twice, with six-win campaigns in 2007 and 2009, however, the Warhawks were never invited to a bowl game. ULM declined to renew Weatherbie's contract after the 2009 season and thus the two sides parted ways.[24]

Todd Berry era (2010–2015)[edit]

UNLV offensive coordinator and associate head coach Todd Berry, formerly head coach at Army, was named the Warhawks head coach in December 2009.[25] During Berry's six seasons, ULM compiled a record of 28–43.[26] The 2012 Warhawks team was led by quarterback Kolton Browning. The Warhawks began their season by defeating eighth-ranked Arkansas 34–31 in overtime, ULM's fourth win over an SEC team in program history.[27] The next week, ULM went to Auburn, but lost in overtime 31–28.[28] If they would have won, they would have been the 2nd non-SEC team in NCAA history to beat SEC teams back-to-back. The week after, Baylor came to Malone Stadium in the first meeting between the two teams. On a nationally broadcast game Friday night ESPN game in a sold out Malone Stadium before a record crowd, ULM lost a close contest to Baylor 47–42.[29] ULM went on to win their next 5 games, but then lost back to back contests to Arkansas State and Louisiana-Lafayette before defeating North Texas. ULM then defeated FIU in overtime to finish the regular season 8–4.[30] This was the first season that Louisiana-Monroe had a winning record in FBS since joining. Later in December, the 2012 AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl versus Ohio was the first bowl appearance for the Warhawks in school history. The Warhawks lost to Ohio 45–14 in Shreveport to finish off the 2012 season 8–5.[31]

The 2012 season proved to be the only winning season during Berry's tenure and one of only two seasons in which the Warhawks attained bowl eligibility. Berry was fired after the conclusion of the 2015 season.[32]

Matt Viator era (2016–present)[edit]

McNeese State head coach Matt Viator was hired as the Warhawks' 13th head coach in December 2015.[33] In Viator's first season at the helm, the Warhawks improved to a 4–8 record,[34] up two games from the season before.[35]

Rivalries[edit]

Active rivalries[edit]

Louisiana–Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns[edit]

The Battle on the Bayou is the annual rivalry game between Louisiana–Monroe and Louisiana–Lafayette. A wooden boot-shaped rivalry trophy was created in 2002 to be awarded to the victors.[36] The two fierce rivals have battled it out 52 times, including the Cajuns win over UL Monroe 36–35 on November 5, 2011, in a thriller at Cajun Field. The Louisiana–Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns currently hold a 28–25 edge in the series. Both schools are members of the Sun Belt Conference. The Battle on the Bayou is a rivalry not just in football, but in all sports when the Cajuns and Warhawks meet.[37][38][39]

Louisiana–Monroe/Louisiana–Lafayette: All-Time Record
Games played First meeting Last meeting ULM wins ULM losses Ties Win %
52 September 15, 1951 (lost 7–13) December 3, 2016 (lost 3–30) 24 28 0 .462

Arkansas State Red Wolves[edit]

ULM also enjoys a conference rivalry with Arkansas State. Both schools were nicknamed the Indians until the NCAA banned the American Indian nickname. ULM changed their nickname to the Warhawks in 2006; ASU changed their nickname to the Red Wolves in 2008. Arkansas State leads the overall series against ULM (24–14). ASU won the first meeting in Jonesboro in 1959, 15–0. ASU and ULM have been conference foes in the Southland and the Sun Belt conferences. The rivals shared the Sun Belt title in 2005; the series alternates every year between Jonesboro and Monroe.

Louisiana–Monroe/Arkansas State: All-Time Record
Games played First meeting Last meeting ULM wins ULM losses Ties Win %
38 September 19, 1959 (lost 0–15) October 29, 2016 (lost 10–51) 14 24 0 .368

Inactive rivalries[edit]

Northwestern State Demons[edit]

In the 1992 edition of the rivalry game, the teams' mascots Vic the Demon and Chief Brave Spirit got involved in a fight that distracted television cameras to the point that the entire altercation is caught on video. In the scuffle, Vic the Demon's head was ripped off as the two crashed to the ground behind one of the end zones, which according to the video clip, breaks a "cardinal rule", i.e. a tradition, of being a mascot. The melee was broken up by college police without further incident.[40]

Louisiana–Monroe/Northwestern State: All-Time Record
Games played First meeting Last meeting ULM wins ULM losses Ties Win %
48 November 8, 1952 (won 20–14) September 1, 2005 (lost 23–27) 19 28 1 40.6%

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs[edit]

ULM and Louisiana Tech are located 35 miles apart from each other on I-20 in North Louisiana.[41] The matchup began in 1953 as a conference game, following Northeast Louisiana State's move to the Gulf States Conference. After the Gulf States Conference dissolved at the end of the 1970 football season, Louisiana Tech joined the Southland Conference, while Northeast Louisiana remained a football independent school, and the yearly game continued as a non-conference matchup. The game once again became a conference matchup in 1982, when Northeast Louisiana joined the Southland Conference, before once again moving to a non-conference game following Louisiana Tech's departure from the Southland following the 1986 season.

The early history of the series was dominated by Louisiana Tech, as the Bulldogs won 20 of the first 25 meetings between the two schools. Following the end of the 1978 season, long-time Louisiana Tech head coach Maxie Lambright resigned, and Tech decided to hire Arkansas assistant coach Larry Beightol as their new head coach, instead of promoting long-time Lambright assistant coach (and Louisiana Tech alum), Pat Collins.[42][43] Collins was subsequently hired as an assistant coach at Northeast Louisiana, before being promoted to head coach following John David Crow's resignation at the end of the 1980 season.[42][43] Prior to Collins' first game against Tech as a head coach, he drew the ire of Tech fans by using insider information gleaned during his time as a Tech assistant to complain to Southland Conference officials and have the Bulldogs' star linebacker, Ed Jackson, declared ineligible to play.[42] The game, dubbed the "Ed Jackson Bowl,"[42] quickly turned into a rout, as Northeast Louisiana dominated the Bulldogs en route to a 35–0 victory in front of 23,500 fans at Tech's Joe Aillet Stadium.[42] Collins spent eight seasons as coach at Northeast Louisiana, and went 6–2 all time against his alma mater.[42] Following Collins' tenure, however, Louisiana Tech once again began to dominate the matchup, winning 7 of the last 8 meetings, with a 1989 game that the Bulldogs initially won on the field, but later forfeited the victory, as the only blemish.

In 2000, the matchup came to an end, with a 42–19 Tech victory in Monroe. Following the 2000 season, Louisiana Tech became a member of the Western Athletic Conference, while Louisiana–Monroe became a member of the Sun Belt Conference in 2001. Since then, the both teams have played in different conferences, and the game has not been scheduled. In 2012, Louisiana Tech left the WAC and joined Conference USA.

Louisiana–Monroe/Louisiana Tech: All-Time Record
Games played First meeting Last meeting ULM wins ULM losses Ties Win %
43 September 26, 1953 (lost 6–61) November 11, 2000 (lost 19–42) 14 29 0 32.6%[44]

Football classifications[edit]

Conference affiliations[edit]

Championships[edit]

Conference championships (5)[edit]

Year Conference Coach Overall record Conference record
1983 Southland Conference Pat Collins 8–3 5–1
1987 Southland Conference Pat Collins 13–2 6–0
1990 Southland Conference Dave Roberts 7–5 5–1
1992 Southland Conference Dave Roberts 10–3 7–0
2005 Sun Belt Conference Charlie Weatherbie 5–6 5–2
Total conference championships 5

National championships (1)[edit]

Year Conference Coach Overall record Conference record
1987 Southland Conference Pat Collins 13–2 6–0
Total national championships 1

Major accomplishments[edit]

Against the SEC[edit]

In 1994, during their first year as a Division I-A team, the-then Northeast Louisiana Indians defeated the Kentucky Wildcats 21-14 at Commonwealth Stadium.[13]

In 1995, the school followed their victory against Kentucky the previous year up with another win against an SEC team, this time defeating Mississippi State 34-32 in Starkville.[13]

In 2007, the Warhawks upset the Alabama Crimson Tide in Bryant–Denny Stadium 21–14, despite being 25-point underdogs and expected to lose by as much as 38.[45][46] It has since been called "one of the most important wins in school history."

In another thrilling and important win for the Warhawks, on September 8, 2012, ULM beat eighth-ranked Arkansas 34–31 in overtime, Louisiana-Monroe's first win over a ranked opponent in 16 tries.[47]

1987 National Championship[edit]

Led by first team All-America Stan Humphries, the 1987 Indians squad completed the regular season with an overall record of 9–2. The losses came against Lamar and Southwestern Louisiana of Division I-A.[3] The Indians also finished 6–0 to capture their first outright Southland Conference championship.[3] En route to the championship game in Pocatello, Idaho, NLU defeated North Texas, Eastern Kentucky, and Northern Iowa.[3] Played at the MiniDome in Pocatello, the Indians faced off against the Marshall Thundering Herd for the I-AA National Championship.[9] In the championship game, Marshall took a 42–28 lead into the fourth quarter only to have Humphries lead the Indians to a pair of late touchdowns and capture the championship with a 43–42 victory.[10]

2012 – "The Magical Season"[edit]

The 2012 ULM football team was led by head coach Todd Berry and quarterback Kolton Browning.

The Warhawks began their season by defeating eighth-ranked Arkansas 34–31 in overtime.

The next week, ULM went to Auburn, but lost in overtime 31–28. If they would have won, they would have been the 2nd non-SEC team in NCAA history to beat SEC teams back-to-back.

The week after, Baylor came to Malone Stadium in the first meeting between the two teams. On a nationally broadcast game Friday night ESPN game in a sold out Malone Stadium before a record crowd, ULM lost a close contest to Baylor 47–42.

ULM went on to win their next 5 games, but then lost back to back contests to Arkansas State and Louisiana-Lafayette before defeating North Texas. ULM then defeated FIU in overtime to finish the regular season 8–4.

This was the first season that Louisiana-Monroe had a winning record in FBS since joining. Later in December, the 2012 AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl versus the Ohio Bobcats was the first bowl appearance for the Warhawks in school history. The Warhawks lost to Ohio 45–14 in Shreveport to finish off the 2012 season 8–5.

NCAA Bowl game appearances[edit]

Bowl game appearances[edit]

Season Date Bowl W/L Opponent PF PA Coach Notes
2012 December 28, 2012 Independence Bowl L Ohio 14 45 Todd Berry notes
Total 1 bowl game 0–1 14 45

I-AA Playoff appearances[edit]

Season Date Location W/L Opponent PF PA Coach
1987 First Round Division I-AA Championship November 28, 1987 Malone Stadium W North Texas 30 9 Pat Collins
1987 Quarterfinals Division I-AA Championship December 5, 1987 Malone Stadium W Eastern Kentucky 33 32 Pat Collins
1987 Semifinals, Division I-AA Championship December 15, 1987 Malone Stadium W Northern Iowa 44 41 Pat Collins
1987 Division I-AA National Championship December 19, 1987 MiniDome (Pocatello, ID) W Marshall 43 42 Pat Collins
1990 First Round Division I-AA Championship November 24, 1990 Malone Stadium L Nevada 14 27 Dave Roberts
1992 First Round Division I-AA Championship November 28, 1992 Malone Stadium W Alcorn State 78 27 Dave Roberts
1992 Quarterfinals Division I-AA Championship December 5, 1992 Malone Stadium L Delaware 18 41 Dave Roberts
1993 First Round Division I-AA Championship November 27, 1993 Malone Stadium L Idaho 31 34 Dave Roberts
Total 8 playoff games 5–3 291 253

Year-by-year results[edit]

All-time Sun Belt records[edit]

Statistics correct as of the end of the 2016-17 college football season

This table includes all Sun Belt games from 2001, the year ULM joined the Sun Belt Conference. It includes only games that were Sun Belt conference games and does not include postseason games.

Opponent Games Win Loss Pct. PF PA First Meeting Last Meeting Streak Most recent win
Appalachian State 3 0 3 .000 60 132 2014 2016 3 loss
Arkansas State 16 4 12 .250 332 492 2001 2016 7 loss 2010, 16–10
Coastal Carolina 0 0 0 .000 2017
Florida Atlantic (2005–2012) 8 6 2 .775 216 157 2005 2012 4 win 2012, 35–14
FIU (2005–2012) 8 5 3 .625 246 194 2005 2012 1 win 2012, 23–17
Georgia Southern 3 0 3 .000 68 96 2014 2016 3 loss
Georgia State 2 2 0 1.000 75 33 2013 2016 2 win 2016, 37–23
Idaho (2001–2004; 2014–2017) 7 3 4 .429 190 220 2001 2016 2 loss 2014, 38–31
Louisiana–Lafayette 16 6 10 .375 399 450 2001 2016 3 loss 2013, 31–28
Middle Tennessee (2001–2012) 11 3 8 .272 290 356 2001 2012 2 win 2012, 31–17
New Mexico State (2001–2004; 2014–2017) 5 2 3 .400 107 138 2001 2015 2 win 2015, 42–35
North Texas (2001–2012) 12 7 5 .583 325 304 2001 2012 1 win 2012, 42–16
South Alabama 3 2 1 .667 94 95 2012 2016 1 win 2016, 42–35 (OT)
Texas State 4 2 2 .500 82 86 2013 2016 1 win 2016, 40–34
Troy 10 6 4 .600 256 255 2005 2015 1 loss 2014, 22–20
Utah State (2003–2004) 2 1 1 .500 42 53 2003 2004 1 win 2004, 32–25
Western Kentucky (2009–2013) 5 3 2 .600 137 152 2009 2013 1 loss 2012, 43–42
Totals 115 52 63 .452 2919 3213

All-time records against Louisiana teams[edit]

Statistics correct as of the end of the 2016-17 college football season
Opponent Games Win Loss Ties Pct. PF PA First Meeting Last Meeting Streak Most recent win
Grambling State 3 3 0 0 1.000 111 31 2007 2013 3 win 2013, 48–10
Louisiana College 10 6 3 1 .600 255 171 1951 1966 1 win 1966, 41–0
LSU 3 0 3 0 .000 7 131 2003 2014 3 loss never
Louisiana Tech 43 14 29 0 .325 549 1057 1953 2000 6 loss 1987, 44–7
Louisiana–Lafayette 52 24 28 0 .462 1021 1013 1951 2016 3 loss 2013, 31–28
McNeese State 44 10 33 1 .277 681 962 1951 2002 2 loss 1992, 52–35
Nicholls State 26 23 3 0 .884 729 339 1972 2015 9 win 2015, 47–0
Northwestern State 48 19 28 1 .395 817 954 1952 2005 2 loss 1999, 38–7
Southeastern Louisiana 36 11 25 0 .306 504 774 1951 2010 1 win 2010, 21–20
Tulane 4 1 3 0 .250 96 117 2002 2013 1 loss 2012, 63–10
Totals 269 111 155 3 .413 4770 5549

Against nationally ranked opponents[edit]

Team Date Ranking Outcome
Arkansas 9/18/99 15 L 44–6
Tennessee 9/23/00 13 L 70–3
Florida 9/8/01 2 L 55–6
LSU 8/30/03 15 L 49–0
Auburn 9/4/04 14 L 31–0
Georgia 9/17/05 4 L 44–7
Arkansas 10/28/06 14 L 44–10
Clemson 9/8/07 25 L 49–26
Texas A&M 9/15/07 18 L 54–14
Alabama 11/18/07 NR W 21–14
Auburn 8/30/08 10 L 34–0
Texas 9/5/09 2 L 59–20
Arkansas 9/11/10 25 L 31–7
Auburn 10/2/10 12 L 52–3
Florida State 9/3/11 5 L 34–0
TCU 9/17/11 23 L 38–17
Arkansas 9/8/12 8 W 34–31 OT
Oklahoma 8/31/13 16 L 34–0
Baylor 9/21/13 20 L 70–7
LSU 9/13/14 10 L 31–0
Georgia 9/5/15 9 L 51–14
Alabama 9/26/15 12 L 34–0
Oklahoma 9/10/16 14 L 59–17
All-time 2–21

Venues[edit]

Malone Stadium[edit]

Brown Stadium[edit]

Professional players[edit]

Doug Pederson led the Indians in passing from 1988 to 1990.[48]

The program has sent several players into the professional ranks, including Joe Profit, Stan Humphries, Roosevelt Potts, Bubby Brister, Chris Harris, Doug Pederson, Marty Booker, and Smokey Stover into the National Football League, David Dumars and Steven Jyles into the Canadian Football League, and Raymond Philyaw and Pete Thomas into the Arena Football League, and Kolton Browning into Champions Indoor Football.

Current NFL players

Name Position Team
Allen, JoshJosh Allen Center Buccaneers
Caldwell, TreyTrey Caldwell Cornerback Browns
Hamm, Je'RonJe'Ron Hamm Tight End 49ers
Milton, KeavonKeavon Milton Offensive lineman Steelers
Pipkins, LenzyLenzy Pipkins Cornerback Packers
Reference:[49]

Current coaching staff[edit]

Name Title Position Coach
Matt Viator Head Coach n/a
Mike Collins Assistant Head Coach / Defensive Coordinator Linebackers
Matt Kubik Offensive Coordinator Quarterbacks
Tim Leger Assistant Coach / Recruiting Coordinator Wide Receivers
Manny Michel Assistant Coach Defensive Line
LaMar Morgan Assistant Coach Defensive Backs
Matt Powledge Assistant Coach Tight Ends / Special Teams
Alan Ricard Assistant Coach Running Backs
Eman Naghavi Assistant Coach Offensive Line
Scott Stoker Assistant Coach Linebackers
Cole Dial Director of Recruiting / Player Personnel
Pat Lambert Director of Football Operations

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Poll history[edit]

Division I-AA Associated Press Poll History
Year NCAA Division I-AA Ranking Sports Network Division I-AA Ranking
1983
13
NR
1987
3
NR
1990
14
NR
1991
18
NR
1992
1
NR
1993
NR
4

Future non-conference opponents[edit]

Announced schedules as of June 26, 2017

2018 2019
vs Southeastern Louisiana vs Grambling State
at Southern Miss at Florida State
at Ole Miss at Iowa State
at Texas A&M vs Memphis

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See also[edit]

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