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2017 Spring Practice Preview

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai preview FSU’s 2017 Spring Practice.

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Life without Dalvin Cook begins.  We expect a committee approach to replacing his productivity.  Although he’s true freshman, we expect Cam Akers to be Jacques Patrick’s primary backup to start the season.

Fans will delight in the fact that it is literally impossible for the offense to feature a “midget package” at wide receiver.  Jokes aside, the development of this unit will be the key to Deondre Francois’ development.

The offensive line will feature more size but does bigger equal better?

We also discuss Dameyune Craig’s return to FSU as an offensive analyst.

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What FSU Must Do To Upset Clemson

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai preview Saturday’s showdown against Clemson.

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It was supposed to be the ACC game of the year and a potential top 5 showdown under the lights at Doak Campbell stadium. Instead, FSU enters the game with 2 losses and a defense that has struggled with every mobile quarterback they’ve faced this season. The secondary has given up way too many big plays whether they’re in man or zone. How will they stop Deshaun Watson and his talented set of receivers?

Jimbo Fisher’s offense has started slow in every D1 game they’ve played this season. Can the offensive line create enough holes for Dalvin cook to run through? Will the offensive line give Deondre Francois enough time work the intermediate and deep passing game? Can the receivers win enough 1-on-1 battles to force the Clemson defense to play honest?

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Defensive Struggles Linger As Noles Prepare For UNC

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc. & Nolebra Kai recap the Noles’ 55-35 victory over USF and preview Saturday’s game versus North Carolina.

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After a shaky start, the defense settled in and shut USF out for over 38 minutes of gametime before allowing 3 touchdowns after the game had been decided.

After the game, Jimbo Fisher was not pleased with his team not finishing better. Will the message get through? Did Jimbo misread the culture of the locker room from the beginning of the season?

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2016 Spring Game Recap

In this episode of The Renegade Report, Herc. & Nolebra Kai recap the 2016 spring game.

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By splitting the roster using a team draft, FSU was able to play a competitive and entertaining spring game despite having 21 players out with injury.  Deondre Francois played well enough to cement himself as a legitimate contender to be the Noles’ starter on Labor Day.  However, we don’t believe he played well enough to be content or comfortable with his standing on the depth chart.  He will have to battle and beat Sean Maguire in the fall if we wants to start against Ole Miss.  Mailk Henry’s performance has Noles fans excited for the 2017 QB battle regardless of who wins the job in 2016.

Auden Tate, Travis Rudolph, Ryan Green, Jacques Patrick, Ryan Izzo, Marcus Lewis, Derwin James and Ro’Derrick Hoskins all played well in the game.

Looking at the big picture, it’s clear the 2016 team has the talent to compete for a National Title.  What remains to be seen is what kind of play will we get from the quarterback position and will this team have the hunger and killer instinct necessary to compete for a title.  We’re excited to have these questions answered and we’re excited about the potential of the 2016 team.

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2016 Spring Practice – Week 3 Recap

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc. & Nolebra Kai recap the 3rd week of the Noles’ 2016 spring practice.

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Offensively, Rick Leonard took first team reps at both right guard and right tackle. Deondre Francois continues to take first team reps at quarterback and Bobo Wilson returned to practice. Jacques Patrick was praised for running with toughness and finally using his size to get extra yards.

Defensively, Jimbo Fisher challenged Josh Sweat to play better. True freshman Josh Brown took first team reps at linebacker with Jacob Pugh missing some practices. Marcus Lewis took first team reps at cornerback with Marquez White out for the rest of the spring with a broken bone in his hand.

The week concluded with a scrimmage inside of Doak Campbell Stadium. Jimbo Fisher said the team needs to play with more consistency and toughness. We wonder aloud if he is holding this team to a realistic standard. Is he letting this team develop their own identity or is he trying to force an identity upon them?

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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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FSU Overcomes Slow Start & Turnovers To Beat NCState

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai recaps the Noles’ 34-17 victory over the NCState Wolfpack.

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3 first half turnovers by Everett Golson led to a 10 point deficit and caused Jimbo Fisher to bench Golson and turn to Sean Maguire.  After 231 yards, 2 TDs and 27 unanswered points, we believe Sean Maguire will be the starting quarterback the rest of the season.  Dalvin Cook broke Warrick Dunn’s single season rushing record and totaled 155 yards from scrimmage on the day.

Defensively, we wonder aloud is it finally time to accept the fact that Charles Kelly is a good defensive coordinator.

We also discuss the importance of finishing the season 11-2 and how that can be beneficial for the 2016 season.

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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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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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