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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 Preview

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai discuss the start of fall camp for the 2016 Seminoles.

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The questions surrounding this team haven’t changed since the conclusion of spring practice. When fall camp begins on Tuesday, some of those question will begin to get answered.

How bad does Deondre Francois have to play for Sean Maguire to be the starting quarterback against Ole Miss on September 5th. How deep will the WR rotation be? With 9 offensive linemen having starting experience, could we see an in-game offensive line rotation?

Defensively, just how deep is the DL? How many game ready linebackers do we have going into fall camp? How will the secondary rotation and snap distribution settle out?

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Uninspired, Unimpressive, Unacceptable

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai recap the Noles 24-16 victory over Wake Forest.

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It was an unimpressive and uninspired effort by FSU yesterday. Was it because of the weather? Was it because the slew in injuries early in the game? Was it because the team was looking ahead to their showdown against Miami next week? Regardless of the reason(s), what we saw yesterday is unacceptable.

Will injuries to Dalvin Cook and Mario Pender finally force Everett Golson to use his legs as a weapon? On the opposite end of the spectrum, is it time to bench Golson and see if Sean Maguire can spark the offense?

With the Miami Hurricanes coming to town we fully expect to see a much better effort Saturday night. The question is will it be good enough to win the game?

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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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29-1: Looking Back, Looking Forward

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc. & Nolebra Kai recap FSU’s 59-20 loss to Oregon in the College Football Playoffs.

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Missed opportunities early followed by a plethora of turnovers in the 3rd quarter ultimately led to the Noles 29 game winning streak coming to an abrupt end. What did we learn? What changes need to be made?

We also look back at the 29 game winning streak starting with the state of the program following a home loss to Florida and an uninspiring Orange Bowl victory over Northern Illinois to where it stands now: poised to be in the National Title hunt for the foreseeable future.

Finally, we talk about the future of the program with the arrival of several early-enrollee recruits who make up “Tribe15”; FSU’s talented 2015 recruiting class.

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FSU vs. Oregon Preview

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc. & Nolebra Kai preview FSU’s Rose Bowl matchup against Oregon in the semifinals of the inaugural College Football Playoff.

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The game is being billed as battle of Heisman Trophy winners: Jameis Winston vs. Marcus Mariota. However, a pair of freshmen running backs will be a major factor in determining the winner of the game. For FSU, Dalvin Cook’s emergence has provided the Seminoles with a balanced attack that they lacked early in the season. Royce Freeman is Oregon’s feature back and has rushed for over 1,200 yards this season.

Defensively, both teams face major challenges. How will FSU deal with the Duck’s tempo? How will Oregon account for the loss of their best defender, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu.

Off the field we also discuss Jimbo Fisher’s new 8 year contract and the results of Jameis Winston’s code of conduct hearing.

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Noles Win 3rd Straight ACC Title, Secure Playoff Spot

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc. & Nolebra Kai recap the Noles 37-35 victory over Georgia Tech.

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After going 3 & out on their first drive, the offense scored on the next 7 drives to keep pace with the Yellow Jackets.  Jameis Winston threw for 309 yards, 3TDs and no interceptions but the star of the night was Dalvin Cook.  The freshman running back had a career high 31 carries for 177 yards and a touchdown.  Rashad Greene and Nick O’Leary were dependable as always combining for 10 catches, 220 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Despite struggling most of the night, the defense was able to get just enough stops to get the ball back to the offense.  Injuries to Eddie Goldman, Matthew Thomas and Ronald Darby made the task more difficult but as they’ve done all season, they made plays when they had to.

With the victory the Noles won their 3rd consecutive ACC Title and secured their spot in the inaugural College Football Playoffs where they’ll face the Oregon Ducks.

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Noles Seek Third Straight ACC Title, Spot In College Football Playoffs

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc. & Nolebra Kai recap the Noles 24 – 19 victory over Florida.

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A week after playing his best game of the season, Jameis Winston played the worst game of his career. He completed 12 of 24 passes for a career low 125 yards and a career high 4 interceptions. However, Winston’s two 2nd quarter touchdown passes to Nick O’Leary capped a 21 point rally to overcome a 9 point deficit.

That rally started with Terrence Smith’s 94 yard pick-six following Jameis’ third interception in the 1st quarter. The defense played an excellent overall game by holding the Gators to 282 total yards and only 113 rushing yards. The most important stats of the game were the defense forcing the Gators to kick 2 field goals on 3 redzone attempts and only allowing Florida to score 6 points off of Jameis’ 4 interceptions

After another 12-0 regular season, Georgia Tech is all that stands between FSU, a 3rd consecutive ACC title and birth in the College Football Playoffs.

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Sloppy Field, Sloppy Play, Still Undefeated

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc. & Nolebra Kai recap the Noles 20 – 17 victory over Boston College.

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The field was sloppy and the play was sloppy at times but FSU still found a way to remain undefeated thanks to Roberto Aguayo’s game winning field goal.

Despite the stats and weather conditions, Jameis Winston played his best game of the season. His passes were accurate, on time and he constantly checked the offense into the right play. Unfortunately, his receivers dropped at least 5 passes including one that resulted in an interception.

In addition, those dropped passes prevented FSU from gaining a 2 possession lead which would’ve helped the defense by forcing Boston College to pass the ball more; something they aren’t comfortable or very good at doing. Instead, the Eagles were able to shorten the game by running 51 times against the Noles struggling rush defense.

Expect to see the Florida Gators use a similar gameplan as they attempt to spoil FSU’s National Championship aspirations in Will Muschamp’s final game as their head coach.

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