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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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2017 Fall Camp Week 2 Review

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc. & Nolebra Kai review week 2 of FSU’s 2017 Fall Camp.

The 2nd week of fall camp concluded with a scrimmage on Sunday night in Doak Campbell Stadium.  Jimbo Fisher seemed pleased with the effort and execution from all 3 phases of his team despite having 10-12 players not participate with various injuries.

The biggest news of the week came when Jimbo Fisher announced that if this was a game week, Derrick Kelly would be the starting left tackle.  Needless to say, Nolebra Kai is not happy with the constant “tinkering” on the offensive line.  Cole Minshew missed the scrimmage but Jimbo said that he, along with everyone else who missed the scrimmage, will be back at practice this week?

We wonder aloud will Matthew Thomas be included in the group of players who return to practice this week.  It has been long rumored that his final year of eligibility was in question due to academics.  Most of us feel that the “illness” that caused him to miss practice last week was really a final push to get qualified.

In an effort to improve the return game, FSU auditioned several different players for kickoff and punt return roles.  As it stands right now, Derwin James and Keith Gavin will be the kickoff returners.  Cam Akers and Amir Rasul will back them up.  It’s still not clear who the starting punt returner will be.

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2017 Fall Camp Week 1 Review

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

Week 1 began with Jimbo Fisher’s introductory press conference and ended with an open practice inside Doak Campbell Stadium.

An already thin unit took a hit when wide receiver Da’Vante Phillips was arrested and charged with 5 felonies. Malique Jackson has switched from cornerback to receiver in a last ditch effort to earn some playing time. George Campbell being healthy instantly went from being a bonus to being a necessity.

The starting offensive line caught many in the fanbase off guard with Rick Leonard starting at left tackle and Derrick Kelly taking starting reps at right tackle. Alec Eberle seems to be cemented as the starting center.

Levonta Taylor is currently taking first teams reps at the field corner position. What other young DBs are inline for significant playing time?

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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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2015 Season Preview & Predictions

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai give their record and statistical predictions for 2015.

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There are 6 days until FSU kicks off the 2015 season against Texas State and Jimbo Fisher has yet to announce a starting quarterback. The center and right side of the offensive line are still unsettled. Is this a cause for concern to start the season?

What will the offensive and defensive identity be for the Seminoles in 2015? Statistically, who will lead the Noles in receiving, sacks and interceptions?

Will FSU win the Atlantic division? Will FSU win their 4th consecutive ACC title? What will the regular season record be?

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Dalvin Cook Found Not Guilty

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai discuss the Dalvin Cook trial and verdict.

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After 8 hours of testimony it only took 24 minutes for the jury to come back with a unanimous not guilty verdict.  With the not guilty verdict, FSU immediately lifted his suspension and Cook is expected to practice with the team on Tuesday.

We also follow Jimbo Fisher down the yellow brick road and attempt to answer the following questions:

  • Who will start at Center, Right Guard and Right Tackle?
  • Just how bad have the receivers been playing?
  • When will Jimbo announce the starting QB?

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2015 Fall Camp – Week 2 Recap

In this episode of the Renegade Report Herc & Nolebra Kai recap an eventful week on and off the field for the Seminoles.

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On the field, FSU held their first scrimmage of fall camp.  As expected, Jimbo said there was good and bad on both sides of the ball.  Chris Casher and Lorenzo Featherson will both be sidelined after minor knee surgeries.  Featherson is expected back in 1-2 weeks.  Casher also has a sprained MCL so his recovery will take 3-4 weeks.

During the week, Jimbo hinted that we may see more 2 TE sets this season.  Just how much should we expect to see?

Is it time to reevaluate our expectations for DE Josh Sweat this season?

Off the field, a trial date for Dalvin Cook has been set.  Matthew Thomas has been ruled ineligible for the 2015 season and FSU released their plan to address / prevent off the field issues.

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2015 Fall Camp – Week 1 Recap

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai recap the first 4 days of fall camp.

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Starting with his opening press conference, Jimbo Fisher has repeatedly talked about how young, inexperienced but talented this team is. With that comes a lot of mistakes and the need to put a bigger emphasis on teaching.

Everett Golson is still viewed as the 3rd string quarterback but he has taken his share of reps with the starting offense. Based on the few minutes of video shot at practice, you can see that some wrinkles have been added to the offense that utilizes Golson’s running ability. On the offensive line, Derrick Kelly has been the 1st team right tackle and not Chad Mavety.

Defensively, we preview the OLB / DE position. Last year’s pass rush was subpar to put it mildly but Jimbo Fisher feels confident that will improve this season. The biggest question we have is how will Charles Kelly utilize all the options he has at those positions?

We also discuss whether or not FSU should start negative recruiting more based on recent comments by Shavar Manuel.

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2015 Spring Practice Recap

In this episode of The Renegade Report, Herc. & Nolebra Kai recap FSU’s 2015 spring practice.

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Now that spring practice has concluded, we take a position-by-position look at the team and discuss our confidence level for each segment going into the season.

While injuries limited participation for several key players this spring, most of those players will be full participants in summer workouts and fall camp.

Despite his poor performance in the spring game, Jimbo Fisher says he’s still confident in Sean Maguire. We discuss whether or not we believe him.

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