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Missed Opportunities Cost The Noles A Chance To Upset Clemson

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai discuss the Noles’ 23-13 loss to Clemson.

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Last week we opened the podcast by asking who should start at quarterback. This week we open the podcast by asking did Jimbo’s decision cost FSU a game they could have won. Sean Maguire went 16-29, 164 yards 0 TDs and 1 Int. Despite numerous attempts, the vertical passing attack was virtually non-existent.

Once again, the defense played well enough to win a game that was ultimately lost but once again the defense failed to get a stop at the most crucial time of the game.

With no chance at an ACC title and no chance at a National title, we wonder aloud is it time to turn the page to 2016 and start getting more playing time for the younger players.

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2015 Fall Camp – Week 1 Recap

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai recap the first 4 days of fall camp.

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Starting with his opening press conference, Jimbo Fisher has repeatedly talked about how young, inexperienced but talented this team is. With that comes a lot of mistakes and the need to put a bigger emphasis on teaching.

Everett Golson is still viewed as the 3rd string quarterback but he has taken his share of reps with the starting offense. Based on the few minutes of video shot at practice, you can see that some wrinkles have been added to the offense that utilizes Golson’s running ability. On the offensive line, Derrick Kelly has been the 1st team right tackle and not Chad Mavety.

Defensively, we preview the OLB / DE position. Last year’s pass rush was subpar to put it mildly but Jimbo Fisher feels confident that will improve this season. The biggest question we have is how will Charles Kelly utilize all the options he has at those positions?

We also discuss whether or not FSU should start negative recruiting more based on recent comments by Shavar Manuel.

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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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2015 Spring Practice – Week 2 Recap

In this episode of The Renegade Report, Herc & special guest co-host Travis aka FSUBone recap week 2 of FSU’s spring practice.

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A stomach virus spread among the team that caused 2 practices to be cancelled and rescheduled. Several players have missed practice time due to the virus.  Jimbo Fisher also revealed that Matthew Thomas and Chris Casher will both miss spring practice due to shoulder injuries.  WR Isiah Jones will transfer to JUCO after missing the entire 2014 season for being declared academically ineligible.

Last week, Nolebra Kai made a case for JJ Cosentino to be the starting QB in 2015. This week practice video was released that surprisingly revealed JJ was the 3rd string QB not 2nd string as most fans expected.

We also take a closer look at the 2015 defense and FSUBone believes Charles Kelly should’ve been fired after the 2014 season and any improvement in 2015 will be minimal at best.

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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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