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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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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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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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Noles Break Camp, Turn Attention To Ole Miss

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc. & Nolebra Kai recap the conclusion of fall camp.

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FSU broke fall camp and began their game week prep for Ole Miss. Jimbo Fisher “officially” named Deondre Francois the starting quarterback although we’ve all known it for quite some time.

It appears that most of the position battles we envisioned going into fall camp have been decided by injuries and missed practice time. That’s not to say the outcomes would’ve been any different, but the intrigue was removed with the missed practice time.

Strength & Conditioning coach, Vic Viloria was arrested for DUI over the weekend. What’s the appropriate punishment… Suspension? Termination?

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2016 Fall Camp – Week 1 Recap

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc. & Nolebra Kai recap the first week of fall camp.

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With Sean Maguire sidelined 4-6 weeks, Deondre Francois is slated to be the starting QB on September 5th against Ole Miss. With no quality backups, will Jimbo adjust his gameplan to protect Francois more?

Nyqwan Murray was dominant in the open practice on Sunday but we both feel he won’t make a major contribution at wide receiver until 2017.

The combinations of Wilson Bell/Brock Ruble & Cole Minshew/Rick Leonard are battling to be the starting tandem on the right side of the offensive line. Each tandem has alternated days with the starting offense.

The incoming freshman class is impressive physically. Not including the kickers, we expect at least 2 of them to make an impact this season.

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Noles Confident Heading Into Fall Camp

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc. & Nolebra Kai look towards the 2016 season by looking back at a newsworthy offseason.

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After a transition season in 2015, the season we’ve been waiting for is finally here and everyone.

It was an offseason full of headlines, but unlike the last few years, the headlines have been mostly positive. The ACC Network is finally a reality. The Seminoles will be featured on Showtime’s “A Season With”. Neutral site games against Boise State and West Virginia are on the horizon.

Magazines, pundits and “experts” all project FSU to be a top 5 team in upcoming preseason polls.

Is this the season FSU returns to the College Football Playoffs? Can FSU dethrone Clemson and regain ACC supremacy?

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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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Spring Practice 2016: The Weight Of Expectations

In this episode of The Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai preview Spring Practice 2016.

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Many fans, us included, think FSU will be National Title contenders in 2016. At the same time, those same fans acknowledge that in order for that to happen, several questions not only have to be answered but answered favorably if the Noles are going to have any shot at making the playoffs.

Talent, expectations and uncertainty make this the most exciting spring practice in recent memory. We break down each position group by discussing: what we know, what we don’t know, and what we think.

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