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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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Noles Lose To Bama; Francois Out For The Season

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai discuss the Noles’ 24-7 loss to Alabama.

Eleven points in 13 seconds due to unacceptable special teams play put a hard fought, winnable game out of reach. To literally add injury to insult, Deondre Francois suffered a season ending knee injury.  Now FSU must turn to true freshman James Blackman to lead the offense going forward.

The defense played at a championship level, holding Alabama to 269 total yards. If FSU is going to achieve any of their preseason goals, the defense must continue to play at a high level while the offense adjusts to James Blackman as the new starting quarterback.

A season’s worth of special team blunders were committed in this game including a blocked field goal, blocked punt, fumbled kickoff return and several short punts. This continues a pattern of special teams regression that started in 2014.  Should Jay Graham be relieved of his special team coordinator duties?

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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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FSU vs UF Preview & Prediction

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc. & Nolebra Kai preview Saturday’s game against the Florida Gators.

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With a win Saturday night, FSU seniors would finish their career a perfect 8-0 against Florida and Miami.  To accomplish that, the Seminoles defense must shut down the Gators’ rushing attack and force Austin Appleby to beat them through the air.  Marquez White and Tarvarus McFadden will have to contain a dangerous receiver in Antonio Calloway.

Offensively, FSU’s receivers must beat man coverage and win their one-on-one battles against a talented Gators’ secondary.  Will Jimbo Fisher utilize Deondre Francois’ mobility in the running and passing game to help neutralize the Gators’ attacking defensive line.  With no game next week, expect Dalvin Cook to get as many carries as necessary to win the game.

We also discuss the Jimbo Fisher to LSU rumors and what should be Jimbo’s negotiating play this time around.

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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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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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Outplayed, Outcoached, Outclassed

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai recap the Noles’ 63-20 loss to Louisville.

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Simply put, FSU was outplayed, outcoached and outclassed yesterday. After the embarrassing loss, we take a closer look at the state of the program and discuss some inconvenient truths.

FSU is 6-4 in their last 10 games. Despite being told otherwise, Dalvin Cook is not healthy. Derwin James being out and Josh Sweat being limited doesn’t excuse giving up 63 points….the most in school history.

Physically, the talent is still there to have a successful season. The question is how will this team respond mentally and emotionally after being beat by 43 points.

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