Too Many Black Coaches?

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai discuss the new coaching hires and the composition of the staff.

Going into the offseason, FSU fans felt like the 2 most important hires Willie Taggart had to make were the Defensive Coordinator and Offensive Line Coach. With the hiring of Harlon Barnett and Greg Frey, Taggart has made 2 solid hires despite a lack of name recognition.

As expected, the ethnic makeup of this staff is an issue with some FSU fans. We discuss the impact this could have on recruiting and booster support.

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What’s Up With The Coaching Staff?

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai discuss the latest happenings and rumors surrounding the FSU program.

It’s been a week since FSU won their bowl game against Southern Miss and Willie Taggart still hasn’t hired a defensive coordinator or an offensive line coach. That is making some fans restless.

We discuss the numerous candidates that have been mentioned as possible defensive coordinators and provide some behind the scenes information regarding some of the candidates in play.

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Make No Excuses, Blame No One, Do Something!

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc. & Nolebra Kai discuss the first few days of the Taggart Era at FSU.

It’s been 11 days since Willie Taggart was announced as the new head coach at Florida State. As expected, there’s a different energy surrounding the program and everyone is excited.

Music in practice and different uniform combinations are just a couple of changes that has players and fans excited. Speaking of uniforms, we propose a change to the standard away uniforms.

Now that Oregon has played their bowl game, we expect some coaching hires to be announced sooner than later.

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Jimbo Out! Taggart In?

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc. & Nolebra Kai discuss Jimbo Fisher’s resignation from FSU.

Last week it seemed likely, this week it seemed inevitable and today it became official; Jimbo Fisher is no longer FSU’s football coach.  He will sign a 10 year, 75 million dollar contract to become Texas A&M’s new coach.  Despite the way things ended, Jimbo Fisher should be applauded modernizing the program and bringing FSU their 3rd National Title.

The top target to replace Jimbo is Willie Taggart.  How do we feel about Taggart becoming FSU’s new coach?  What coaches are rumored to be joining him at FSU?

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FSU Wins A Home Game This Season…..Finally

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai recap the Noles’ 27-24 victory over Syracuse.

Led by 199 yards rushing from true freshman running back Cam Akers and a missed (blocked FG) as time expired, FSU was able to capture their first victory in Doak Campbell Stadium this season.

FSU is now 3-5 on the season and after the loss to Clemson on Saturday, they’ll need to win 3 straight just to become bowl eligible.

Rumors of dissension among players and coaches continue to leak out of the program.  We talk about those rumors as well as the 2 candidates speculated to be leading candidates to replace Charles Kelly as defensive coordinator.

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What The Hell Happened This Season?

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc. & Nolebra Kai discuss the disappointing 2017 season and the reasons behind it.

In the few weeks we’ve been off, so much has happened within the FSU program. The losses continue to add up, simply making a bowl game isn’t guaranteed, coaching changes are inevitable and the internal issues have made their way to the general public.

It’s already been reported that QB Coach / Co-Offensive Coordinator, Randy Sanders will not be on the coaching staff in 2018. What other coaching changes should happen? What other coaching changes are we hearing will happen?

Changing coaches alone isn’t enough, Jimbo Fisher has to make some philosophical compromises if FSU is to ever contend for another National Championship under his watch.

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FSU vs Miami Preview & Prediction

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc. & Nolebra Kai recap FSU’s victory over Wake Forest and previews Saturday’s showdown against Miami.

The Noles squeaked out an uninspiring 26-19 victory over the Demon Deacons and now the undefeated, confident Hurricanes come to town looking to snap their 7 game losing streak against FSU.

With an offensive line looking as bad as we can ever remember, a true freshman quarterback who has a bad habit of staring down receivers and a defense who continues to struggle against tempo team, we discuss the possibility of FSU finishing the regular season 7-5 or worse.

It will take a dominant defensive performance and a masterful offensive gameplan for FSU to beat Miami for the 8th straight time. Does this team have that type of performance in them?

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Noles Lose To Bama; Francois Out For The Season

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai discuss the Noles’ 24-7 loss to Alabama.

Eleven points in 13 seconds due to unacceptable special teams play put a hard fought, winnable game out of reach. To literally add injury to insult, Deondre Francois suffered a season ending knee injury.  Now FSU must turn to true freshman James Blackman to lead the offense going forward.

The defense played at a championship level, holding Alabama to 269 total yards. If FSU is going to achieve any of their preseason goals, the defense must continue to play at a high level while the offense adjusts to James Blackman as the new starting quarterback.

A season’s worth of special team blunders were committed in this game including a blocked field goal, blocked punt, fumbled kickoff return and several short punts. This continues a pattern of special teams regression that started in 2014.  Should Jay Graham be relieved of his special team coordinator duties?

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FSU vs Alabama Preview & Prediction

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc. & Nolebra Kai preview the epic showdown between the Noles and Crimson Tide.

It’s been labeled as the “Greatest Opener of All Time” with #1 Alabama facing #3 FSU. To have any chance at winning, we believe FSU must do the following things:

Offensively, whether it’s moving the pocket, designed runs or scrambling, Deondre Francois needs to stay on the move.  The WR trio of Murray, Tate and Gavin must win one-on-one battles and make tough, contested catches.  We don’t expect the rushing attack to be very successful but we believe the running backs need to make their impact felt in the passing game.

Defensively, FSU must sell out to stop the run and make Jalen Hurts beat them passing the ball.  When Hurts drop back to pass, it’s imperative the pass rushers maintain their rush lanes and prevent him from scrambling.

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