Sunshine State Supremacy

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai recap the Noles 27-2 victory over the Florida Gators.

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FSU matched Florida’s physicality and intensity from the opening kickoff and eventually the Noles’ superior talent and depth took over.

It was tough sledding for the offense against a very good Gators’ defense but Jimbo Fisher was able to scheme up enough chunk plays to put the offense in scoring position.  Eventually, Dalvin Cook and the offensive line wore down Florida’s defense and put the game out of reach.

The defense put constant pressure on Treon Harris; neutralizing his running ability by collapsing the pocket from the outside-in.  When necessary, Charles Kelly used Derwin James as a spy.  Despite rushing for 136 yards, Kelvin Taylor and the Gators’ rushing attack was contained all night.

Now that the season is over and FSU went 10-2 as predicted, we take a look back at the season as a whole and discuss the positives and negatives.  We also wonder aloud: what would FSU’s record be if Sean Maguire started all season?

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Noles Ready For Showdown Against The Gators

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai recap the Noles’ 52-13 victory over Chattanooga.

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After an expected slow start, FSU used their superior talent and depth to dispatch of the Mocs.

Now everyone’s attention turns to the Florida Gators.  How will the offensive line hold up against the Gators’ front 4?  Can the receivers get open against a very good Florida secondary?  How will Sean Maguire handle the pressure of the Swamp’s hostile environment?

Defensively, the key to the Noles’ success is stopping the run, setting the edge and keeping Treon Harris in the pocket.  Despite their offensive struggles at various points throughout the season, there is still plenty of talent on the Gators’ offense.

We also briefly discuss the Jimbo Fisher to LSU rumors.

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FSU Overcomes Slow Start & Turnovers To Beat NCState

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai recaps the Noles’ 34-17 victory over the NCState Wolfpack.

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3 first half turnovers by Everett Golson led to a 10 point deficit and caused Jimbo Fisher to bench Golson and turn to Sean Maguire.  After 231 yards, 2 TDs and 27 unanswered points, we believe Sean Maguire will be the starting quarterback the rest of the season.  Dalvin Cook broke Warrick Dunn’s single season rushing record and totaled 155 yards from scrimmage on the day.

Defensively, we wonder aloud is it finally time to accept the fact that Charles Kelly is a good defensive coordinator.

We also discuss the importance of finishing the season 11-2 and how that can be beneficial for the 2016 season.

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Missed Opportunities Cost The Noles A Chance To Upset Clemson

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai discuss the Noles’ 23-13 loss to Clemson.

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Last week we opened the podcast by asking who should start at quarterback. This week we open the podcast by asking did Jimbo’s decision cost FSU a game they could have won. Sean Maguire went 16-29, 164 yards 0 TDs and 1 Int. Despite numerous attempts, the vertical passing attack was virtually non-existent.

Once again, the defense played well enough to win a game that was ultimately lost but once again the defense failed to get a stop at the most crucial time of the game.

With no chance at an ACC title and no chance at a National title, we wonder aloud is it time to turn the page to 2016 and start getting more playing time for the younger players.

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Clemson Preview & Prediction

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai preview Saturday’s showdown against Clemson.

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We open the podcast by discussing the question everyone is asking: who should start Saturday, Everett Golson or Sean Maguire? What are the chances Jimbo uses a 2 QB system? Does the quarterback decision change our prediction for the game?

Defensively, Jalen Ramsey and Marquez White have begun labeling themselves the best cornerback tandem in the country. They will be tested early and often by Clemson’s wide receivers. What are realistic expectations for the defense against the Tigers’ high powered offense?

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Could The Stunning Loss Be A Good Thing?

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc. & Nolebra Kai discuss FSU’s stunning 22-16 loss to Georgia Tech.

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A potential game winning field goal turned into a blocked field goal returned for a Yellow Jacket, game winning touchdown. The Noles’ offense failed to fully capitalize on early momentum and once again left points on the field. Those missed opportunities were followed by a scoreless 2nd half which have many fans scratching their head today.

It’s fair to criticize Charles Kelly’s unit for not making the stops needed in critical situations to help secure the victory but the FSU defense did enough to win the game by only allowing 16 points, 1 touchdown and forcing 2 turnovers.

Herc. argues that, in the long term, last night’s loss may be the best thing that could’ve happened to the program.

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FSU Remains Undefeated After Victory Over Louisville

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai recap the Noles’ 41-21 win over Louisville.

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After a slow first half, Everett Golson led the FSU offense to 35 2nd half points. He finished the day 26 – 38 for 372 yards, 3 TDs and 0 INTs. Dalvin Cook had 223 yards from scrimmage with 2 TDs. Kermit Whitfield had his best day as a receiver finishing with 9 receptions, 172 yards and a TD.

Defensively, Charles Kelly’s unit was able to tally 5 sacks and held dual threat QB Lamar Jackson to only 32 yards rushing. It wasn’t all good for the defense however. For the 2nd straight week they allowed too many 3rd down conversions and for the 2nd straight week Tyler Hunter was abused by opposing receivers after Trey Marshall was forced to leave the game early. We wonder aloud if it’s time to move Jalen Ramsey back to the Star position.

We also preview Saturday’s game against Georgia Tech.

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FSU Makes It 6 Straight Over Miami

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc & guest co-host Andrew from Warpath Radio recap the Noles 29-24 win over Miami.

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Led by Dalvin Cook’s 222 rushing yards and 3 total TDs, the FSU offense had its best and most balanced performance of the season. Everett Golson passed for 291 yards with 1TD and no interceptions. Despite the balance and success, the offense left plenty of points on the field that made the game closer than it should’ve been.

Defensively, Charles Kelly’s unit did a great job of shutting down the Hurricane’s rushing attack with the front 7 but Brad Kaaya did a great job of exploiting a glaring weakness in the Noles’ secondary that was created with Trey Marshall’s ejection for targeting. Similarly to 2014, the defense was able to overcome a bad statistical performance and come up with key stops when it mattered most in the game.

We also take a few minutes to enjoy the significance of winning 6 straight against your rival. What makes this especially sweet is Canes’ fans will argue that they either had the better team or should’ve won all 6 games.

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Uninspired, Unimpressive, Unacceptable

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai recap the Noles 24-16 victory over Wake Forest.

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It was an unimpressive and uninspired effort by FSU yesterday. Was it because of the weather? Was it because the slew in injuries early in the game? Was it because the team was looking ahead to their showdown against Miami next week? Regardless of the reason(s), what we saw yesterday is unacceptable.

Will injuries to Dalvin Cook and Mario Pender finally force Everett Golson to use his legs as a weapon? On the opposite end of the spectrum, is it time to bench Golson and see if Sean Maguire can spark the offense?

With the Miami Hurricanes coming to town we fully expect to see a much better effort Saturday night. The question is will it be good enough to win the game?

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