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Florida's Rhamat Alhassan, left, and Alex Holston reacting after a point last season, or they could just be fired up about our first College Court Report ever. (Tim Casey, University of Florida Athletics Communications)

Florida's Rhamat Alhassan, left, and Alex Holston react after a point last season, or they could just be fired up about our first College Court Report ever. (Tim Casey, University of Florida Athletics Communications)

No one knew it then and they still don’t.

When Forrest Whitaker starred in Jim Jarmusch’s 1999 film Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, it was impossible to see at the time that eventually it was going to radically impact the women’s college volleyball landscape.

Ghost Dog, the character played by Whitaker, studies “Hagakure: The Way of the Samurai.”

You have to watch the movie a few times, but if you pay close enough attention, it is clear Jim Jarmusch is using Ghost Dog to send subliminal messages to unsuspecting volleyball players.

Despite living in modern-day New York, Ghost Dog adheres to the Samurai code, which we have come to decipher is really code for the upcoming 2015 NCAA season! Don’t worry, we did all the work for you.

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