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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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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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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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Are Championship Expectations Realistic?

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc. & Nolebra Kai discusses whether or not championship expectations for the 2016 Seminoles are realistic.

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From the moment the Rose Bowl loss to Oregon ended, FSU fans pointed to 2016 as the year the Noles would once again compete for a National Title.  With major questions at quarterback, offensive line, linebacker, kicker and punter what has to happen for this year’s team to live up to those lofty expectations?

Which incoming freshmen do we expect to come in and make a major contribution? Which underclassmen do we expect to crack the 2 deep contribute?

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Sunshine State Supremacy

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai recap the Noles 27-2 victory over the Florida Gators.

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FSU matched Florida’s physicality and intensity from the opening kickoff and eventually the Noles’ superior talent and depth took over.

It was tough sledding for the offense against a very good Gators’ defense but Jimbo Fisher was able to scheme up enough chunk plays to put the offense in scoring position.  Eventually, Dalvin Cook and the offensive line wore down Florida’s defense and put the game out of reach.

The defense put constant pressure on Treon Harris; neutralizing his running ability by collapsing the pocket from the outside-in.  When necessary, Charles Kelly used Derwin James as a spy.  Despite rushing for 136 yards, Kelvin Taylor and the Gators’ rushing attack was contained all night.

Now that the season is over and FSU went 10-2 as predicted, we take a look back at the season as a whole and discuss the positives and negatives.  We also wonder aloud: what would FSU’s record be if Sean Maguire started all season?

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Noles Ready For Showdown Against The Gators

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai recap the Noles’ 52-13 victory over Chattanooga.

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After an expected slow start, FSU used their superior talent and depth to dispatch of the Mocs.

Now everyone’s attention turns to the Florida Gators.  How will the offensive line hold up against the Gators’ front 4?  Can the receivers get open against a very good Florida secondary?  How will Sean Maguire handle the pressure of the Swamp’s hostile environment?

Defensively, the key to the Noles’ success is stopping the run, setting the edge and keeping Treon Harris in the pocket.  Despite their offensive struggles at various points throughout the season, there is still plenty of talent on the Gators’ offense.

We also briefly discuss the Jimbo Fisher to LSU rumors.

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FSU Overcomes Slow Start & Turnovers To Beat NCState

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai recaps the Noles’ 34-17 victory over the NCState Wolfpack.

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3 first half turnovers by Everett Golson led to a 10 point deficit and caused Jimbo Fisher to bench Golson and turn to Sean Maguire.  After 231 yards, 2 TDs and 27 unanswered points, we believe Sean Maguire will be the starting quarterback the rest of the season.  Dalvin Cook broke Warrick Dunn’s single season rushing record and totaled 155 yards from scrimmage on the day.

Defensively, we wonder aloud is it finally time to accept the fact that Charles Kelly is a good defensive coordinator.

We also discuss the importance of finishing the season 11-2 and how that can be beneficial for the 2016 season.

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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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Clemson Preview & Prediction

In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai preview Saturday’s showdown against Clemson.

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We open the podcast by discussing the question everyone is asking: who should start Saturday, Everett Golson or Sean Maguire? What are the chances Jimbo uses a 2 QB system? Does the quarterback decision change our prediction for the game?

Defensively, Jalen Ramsey and Marquez White have begun labeling themselves the best cornerback tandem in the country. They will be tested early and often by Clemson’s wide receivers. What are realistic expectations for the defense against the Tigers’ high powered offense?

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