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Bruised, Battered & Scarred But Hard

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc. & Nolebra Kai recap the Noles 42-31 victory over Louisville.

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Mounting injuries, another off the field distraction, Thursday night woes, 3 interceptions by Jameis Winston, a missed field goal by Roberto Aguayo and a 21 point deficit wasn’t enough to stop FSU from winning their 24th straight game.

True Freshmen Dalvin Cook, Travis Rudolph and Ermon Lane accounted for 4 of the 5 second half touchdowns scored by the Seminoles. Jameis Winston countered the 3 interceptions by throwing for 401 yards and 3 touchdowns.

The undermanned defense gave up some chunk plays but also came up with key stops in crucial moments to get the ball back to the offense. Reggie Northrup led the defense with 12 total tackles and the game clinching interception.

Next week, FSU returns home to face Virginia.

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Concerns Mount As Noles Remain Undefeated

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai recap the Noles 56-41 victory over NCState.

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FSU is the ultimate glass half full / glass half empty team right now. On one hand, the defense gave up 41 points and 520 yards of offense to the Wolfpack. On the other hand, FSU outscored NCState 49-17 after the first quarter.

On one hand, Jameis Winston threw for 365 yards and 4 touchdowns. On the other hand, Jameis Winston threw 2 interceptions and lost a fumble.

On one hand, Rashad Greene caught 11 passes for 125 yards and a touchdown. On the other hand, Rashad Greene muffed a punt that led to a Wolfpack touchdown 2 plays later.

On one hand, the Seminoles aren’t playing championship football and do not look like the #1 team in the country. On the other hand, only 4 games have been played and the most glaring mistakes are definitely fixable.

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Noles Survive Reality Check From OKState

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai recap FSU’s 37-31 victory over Oklahoma State.

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Some will look at last night’s performance as evidence that the 2014 Seminoles lack the hunger and leadership that propelled the program to a National Title last season. Some will look at last night’s performance as evidence that FSU doesn’t have a viable #2 receiver to line up opposite of Rashad Greene. Some will look at last night’s performance as evidence that FSU doesn’t have anyone to fill the void left by Timmy Jerningan’s departure. Finally, some will look at last night’s performance as the reality check that this team needed fully cure their championship hangover.

Despite throwing for 370 yards and accounting for 2 touchdowns, it was a below average performance for Jameis Winston thanks to two costly interceptions. The offensive line struggled to create running lanes for the backs and the receivers not named Rashad Greene struggled to consistently get open.

Despite the sub-par performance in all 3 phases, we still think last night will prove to be a blessing in disguise.

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2014 Defensive Preview & Season Predictions

In this episode of The Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai take a closer look at the 2014 Noles defense.

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In short, this defense is multiple, talented, versatile and deep. The questions are: how will Charles Kelly deploy all of the weapons he has at his disposal? How big is the leadership void left by losing Timmy Jerningan, Telvin Smith, Lamarcus Joyner and Terrance Brooks to the NFL.

We also make our season predictions: Will FSU have another undefeated regular season? If not, which game(s) will the Noles lose? How many yards and touchdowns will Jameis Winston throw for? Will Karlos Williams rush for more than 1,000 yards? Who will lead the defense in sacks and interceptions?

Lastly, we preview Saturday’s game against Oklahoma State. Despite returning only 9 starters, the Cowboys are talented and well coached. FSU’s offensive line and secondary will be major factors in determining the outcome of the game.

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2014 Offensive Preview

In this episode of The Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai take a closer look at the 2014 Seminoles’ offense.

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Despite of the losses of Freeman, Wilder, Benjamin and Shaw, the 2014 FSU offense still returns plenty of firepower led by Jameis Winston, Rashad Green, Nick O’Leary and Karlos Williams.

How will the offensive philosophy differ from 2013? What will be similar? What personnel packages should we expect to see this season?

In this week’s Haters vs. Homers segment, we debate the what the loss of Timmy Jernigan means to the defensive line.

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2014 Fall Camp Preview

In this episode of The Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai preview FSU’s upcoming fall camp.

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It has been been a relatively quiet offseason for the reigning National Champions.  Despite the media portrayal, Jameis Winston’s “crabgate” and Jesus “Bobo” Wilson’s arrest for scooter theft makes for a quiet offseason when compared to the issues of other programs across the country.

Now the focus turns to fall camp where Jimbo Fisher hopes to successfully implement this season’s mantra “Attitude Of Domination”

Each week from now until the beginning of the season, we’ll tackle some of the question marks surrounding the Seminoles’ quest to repeat as National Champions.

This week we debate Charles Kelly’s impact at defensive coordinator and whether or not Jeremy Pruitt will be missed.

We also discuss Christian Green and Jarred “Scooter” Haggins and the need for them to step up this season.

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2014 Spring Practice Preview – Offense

In this episode of The Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai preview the spring practice storylines for the 2014 offense.

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As spring practice begins on March 19, FSU feels comfortable about the known commodities on offense:  Jameis Winston, Rashad Greene, Nick O’Leary, Cam Erving, Josue Matias, Tre Jackson and Bobby Hart.

The answers to the unknown will determine if the Seminoles have a chance to repeat as National Champions.

Those unknowns include:

  • Who will be the backup quarterback: Sean Maguire or John Franklin III?
  • How will the running back rotation shake out?
  • Which wide receivers will become reliable 2nd and 3rd options?
  • How will the 2014 offensive philosophy change from last season?
  • Is Austin Barron ready to be the full time center?

We also discuss Charles Kelly’s move to defensive coordinator, Bill Miller being hired as linebacker coach and the Mario Pender/Ira Denson situation.

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Noles Mount Epic Comeback To Capture 3rd National Title

In this episode of The Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai recap the Noles 34-31 victory over Auburn.

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After falling behind 21-3 in the first half, FSU went on a 31-10 run to capture their 3rd National Title in program history.  The thrilling comeback featured several plays that will never be forgotten by FSU fans: the fake punt, Kermit’s kickoff return, Rashad Greene’s 49 yard reception and Kelvin Benjamin’s game winning touchdown catch.

Those plays provided the style but the substance of the comeback was on both lines of scrimmage; Timmy Jernigan and Mario Edwards, Jr. controlling the line of scrimmage to neutralize Auburn’s second half running game along with FSU’s  offensive line doing a better job of blitz pickup allowed the offense to make just enough plays to secure the win.

We also discuss the juniors leaving early for the NFL draft and what impact it’ll have on the 2014 season.

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Fall Camp Week 2 Recap

In this episode of The Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai recap week 2 of fall camp.

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Another week, another pass catcher lost for the season.  Senior wide receiver Jared “Scooter” Haggins will miss the season with a stress fracture in his knee.  On the offensive line, Cam Erving sat out most of the week resting his sore hamstring.  Jacob Farhenkrug took reps at starting left tackle in his absence.

The Seminoles held their first scrimmage of the fall this week.  In an effort to closely examine some freshmen and to protect his primary skill position players, Jimbo Fisher decided to place Rashad Greene, Kenny Shaw, Kelvin Benjamin, James Wilder Jr. and Devonta Freeman in green jerseys.  This meant they weren’t allowed to be taken to the ground on a tackle.

Defensively, pressure was brought from everywhere… with everyone .  With players being asked to learn 2 and sometimes 3 positions on the defense, coach Pruitt has a myriad of personnel packages to experiment with to see which ones work and which ones done.  That process continued in the scrimmage.

Ronald Darby got fully healthy at the right time as a nagging injury to PJ Williams has limited him in practice; thus allowing Darby to take first team reps at corner.

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