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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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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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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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2017 Fall Camp Preview

In this episode of The Renegade Report, Herc. & Nolebra Kai preview the start of FSU’s 2017 fall camp.

The Seminoles enter the 2017 season with high expectations. Most project FSU to be a top 5 team in the initial rankings and a September 2nd date with Alabama is the talk of college football.

If the Noles are to live up to the hype this season, there are some key questions that need to be answered in fall camp.

The most important question that needs to be answered is who will be the starting offensive line and how much have they improved. Deondre Francois took a beating last season and without a quality backup, his health is the key to this team reaching their full potential.

Defensively, the 2017 Seminoles are loaded with talent, depth and experience at every level. The question is what role with everyone play and are they ready to deal with no huddle – hurry up offenses?

FSU was routinely on the losing end of the special teams, hidden yardage stats in 2016. Improvement in that area should be another focus of fall camp.

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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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