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2016 Season Recap

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc. & Nolebra Kai recap the Noles’ 2016 season.

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FSU finished the 2016 season by winning their last 5 games and 7 of the last 8.  Despite that finish, Herc. still feels like the season was a disappointment.  Jimbo Fisher and the coaching staff didn’t push the right buttons early in the season to get maximum effort from the players.  The offensive line continued to struggle.  The biggest disappointment was all the injuries (notably Derwin James) that prevented us from seeing just how good this team could be.

Despite the disappointments, there were several positives takeaways from the season.  FSU swept Florida and Miami for the 4th straight season.  They also proved to be the more physical team in their Orange Bowl victory over Michigan.

We also discuss whether or not there will be some coaching changes in the off season.

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Putting The Clemson Loss In Perspective

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai recap the Noles 37-34 loss to Clemson.

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Dalvin Cook scored 4 touchdowns, Deondre Francois’ toughness was once again on display and Nyqwan Murray had a coming out party but when it mattered most the offensive line cracked under pressure and prevented the offense from scoring a game tying field goal or a game winning touchdown.

Statistically, the defense gave up basically the same number of yards on the same number of plays as the 2015 defense did against Clemson.  However, the 2016 defense gave up 14 more points; including the game winning touchdown with 2 minutes left after the offense scored the go ahead touchdown.

How will this heartbreaking loss affect the team going forward? How healthy will the team be physically?  The bigger question may be, how well will the team bounce back emotionally?

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Noles Make It 7 Straight Against Miami

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai recap the Noles dramatic 20-19 victory over the Hurricanes.

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Deondre Francois’ toughness was on full display once again as he battled back from injury and big hits to lead FSU to their 7th straight win over Miami. Kermit Whitfield and Bobo Wilson each had 7 catches. 7 different players caught passes from Francois on the day. Dalvin Cook continued his dominance of Miami with 209 total yards and a touchdown.

Earlier in the week, the defensive players pledged to play harder and stop loafing. That effort combined with a simplified scheme led to a much better performance. Charles Kelly’s unit held Miami to 276 total yards. Mark Walton and Joe Yearby combined for 78 yards on 24 carries.

FSU returns home to play Wake Forest before a much needed bye week leading into the Clemson game.

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Loafs And Lack Of Confidence Lead To Loss

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra recap Saturday’s loss to UNC and previews this week’s rivalry game against Miami.

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The calendar turned to October and FSU is already out of contention for both a National and ACC title. Charles Kelly should not be the defensive coordinator in 2017 but we wonder aloud what other changes need to be made.

It’s hard to criticize Jimbo Fisher’s game plan when the offense scores 35 points and nearly 600 yards despite 3 missed field goals. However, we question Jimbo’s decision not to go for it on fourth down more often; especially with the defense playing so poorly.

Next up is Miami. Will FSU make it seven straight over the Hurricanes or is this the year Miami fans will finally have bragging rights again?

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Ole Miss Preview & Prediction

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai preview the opening game of the 2016 season against Ole Miss.

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The quest for a 4th National Title begins Monday night. How will Deondre Francois handle the moment? Will the reshuffled offensive line be able to open up running lanes for Dalvin Cook? Is the defense equipped to stop Chad Kelly and his receiver unit? Will Charles Kelly have his unit prepared for the Rebels up tempo attack?

Will FSU go 12-0 in the regular season? We make our predictions.

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Are Championship Expectations Realistic?

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc. & Nolebra Kai discusses whether or not championship expectations for the 2016 Seminoles are realistic.

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From the moment the Rose Bowl loss to Oregon ended, FSU fans pointed to 2016 as the year the Noles would once again compete for a National Title.  With major questions at quarterback, offensive line, linebacker, kicker and punter what has to happen for this year’s team to live up to those lofty expectations?

Which incoming freshmen do we expect to come in and make a major contribution? Which underclassmen do we expect to crack the 2 deep contribute?

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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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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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Noles Defense Dominates Boston College

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc. & Nolebra Kai recap the Noles 14-0 victory over Boston College.

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FSU’s defense controlled the game from start to finish. Charles Kelly’s unit held the Eagles to 195 total yards and never allowed them to get into scoring range. Jalen Ramsey’s 36 yard scoop and score put an exclamation point on a dominant performance.

After the first drive of the game, FSU’s offense was offensive. There was no rhythm, there was no consistency and there were no more points scored. Dalvin Cook was held to 54 yards rushing on 15 carries.

The most shocking stat of the game was Cason Beatty averaging 52.3 yards on 7 punts.

With ¼ of the season completed and no game this week, we discuss what we know and what we think we know about the 2015 Seminoles’ football team.

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