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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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Dalvin Cook Carries Noles To Victory Over USF

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai recap the Noles 34-14 victory over USF.

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Despite Dalvin Cook running for 266 yards and 3TDs, it was still a bad day for Everett Golson and the FSU offense.  The offensive line struggled in pass protection and were inconsistent in the running game.  The passing attack was plagued with missed reads, bad throws and dropped passes.  To their credit, they were able to overcome several mistakes and score 27 points in the 2nd half.

Overall, the Noles defense continues to impress with ability to pressure and contain mobile quarterbacks but there were still a few instances where their pursuit of the QB caused them to lose sight of eligible receivers and become vulnerable to big plays.

Friday night, FSU faces their toughest challenge so far this season when they go on the road for the first time to face Boston College.

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2015 Offensive Line & Defensive Tackle Preview

In this episode of the Renegade Report Herc & Nolebra Kai preview the offensive line and defensive tackle positions for the 2015 season.

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Despite losing 4 starters to the NFL, Jimbo Fisher is confident in the 2015 offensive line. Left tackle Roderick Johnson anchors a line that is inexperienced but athletic. Run blocking is the strength of the unit right now but their ability to develop chemistry in pass protection will dictate the overall success of the offense.

The defensive tackle position doesn’t feature a superstar like in year’s past. Despite that, there is plenty of talent and depth at the position. Nile Lawrence-Stample and Derrick Nnadi are the starters going into fall camp. Derrick Mitchell, Keith Bryant, Demarcus Christmas and Arthur Williams will compete for playing time. This six-man rotation that averages 6’2 304lbs should be a problem for the interior of opposing offensive lines.

We also discuss recruiting, Jimbo’s appearance on the ESPN “Carwash” and FSU’s ranking in the Coach’s Poll.

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The Summer Of Discontent

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc and Nolebra Kai recap the Noles tumultuous summer.

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After a relatively quiet spring, the FSU Football program once again found themselves in the national headlines after De’Andre Johnson and Dalvin Cook were each charged with misdemeanor battery after altercations with females.  Johnson was immediately suspended and ultimately dismissed from the program after video was released of him punching a female.  There is no video of the Cook incident and the facts of the case have many questioning Willie Meggs’ true motive for charging Dalvin Cook.

Rumors of Jimbo and Candi Fisher’s separation were swirling for weeks before they ultimately released a joint statement on June 19th.

Despite the negative headlines the past few weeks, not all the news surrounding the FSU Football program this summer was negative.

Everett Golson transferring to FSU eased some of the concerns for the season following Sean Maguire’s lackluster spring game.

FSU vs. Alabama in Atlanta for the 2017 Kickoff Classic was confirmed and both fanbases are very excited.

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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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2014 Spring Practice – Week 3 Recap

In this episode of The Renegade Report Herc & Nolebra Kai recap the third week of spring practice.

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A quiet spring turned into an uproar when the new FSU logo was leaked. In addition to the new logo, it was announced that FSU will be unveiling new uniforms as well.

On the field, the offensive linemen continue to cross train and some are wondering if Kareem Are will be a starter in the fall. Nick O’Leary was indeed in another bike accident and will miss the remainder of the spring. Karlos Williams and Rashad Greene will, at minimum, wear green non-contact jerseys for the remainder of the spring. There’s a possibility that they won’t practice anymore this spring.

With several position battles still ongoing, Saturday’s spring game will be meaningful despite the fact some key players will not be participating.

We also disagree on whether or not the team is still suffering from championship hangover and have allowed complacency to set in.

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2014 Spring Practice – Week 2 Recap

In this episode of The Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai recap week 2 of spring practice.

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As expected, Jimbo Fisher wasn’t pleased with the first scrimmage of the spring. He cited physicality and consistency as the biggest areas that needed to improve.

One segment that better get more consistent are the wide receivers. With the departure of Kelvin Benjamin and Kenny Shaw, there’s an opportunity for players to earn Jimbo’s trust and work their way into the rotation. If they don’t take advantage of it, there’s a talented group of freshmen coming in who’ll gladly take those reps.

Injuries are beginning to mount for the team with the addition of Ryan Green and Reggie Northrup to a growing list of Seminoles who have missed practices this spring. Fortunately, none of these injuries are considered serious and everyone should be healthy by the summer.

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