Favorite Sport – Football
Favorite Teams – Florida State Seminoles, North Carolina Tar Heels, Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars, Los Angeles Lakers, Atlanta Braves
Most Hated Rivals – Florida Gators, Miami Hurricanes
Favorite Sports Quote – "Sometimes you have to respect an opponent so much that you show them no respect at all" – Pat Riley
Favorite Movies – The Godfather, Shawshank Redemption, Braveheart
Favorite Musicians – Outkast, Scarface, Lauryn Hill, Alicia Keys
In this episode of The Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai recap the Noles victory over the Gators and preview Saturday's ACC Championship game against Duke. Jameis Winston threw three touchdown passes to Kelvin Benjamin as FSU completed their perfect regular season with a 37-7 victory against Florida. The victory also means the Noles will play for a National Championship if they defeat Duke in the ACC Championship game. We also discuss Jimbo Fisher’s arrogance when it comes to Kelvin Benjamin and talk about the latest developments in the Jameis Winston investigation and how it may affect his Heisman campaign.
In this episode of The Renegade Report, Herc and Nolebra Kai recap the Noles victory over Idaho, preview Saturday's game against Florida and discuss the impact of the senior class. It what could best described as a sloppy stat stuffer, FSU defeated Idaho 80-14. The defense tallied 7 sacks, 4 interceptions and 2 touchdowns but there were still several missed tackles and blown assignments. Offensively, there were missed blocks and missed reads that had Jameis Winston taking more hits than he should have considering the opponent. Despite the hits, Jameis still threw 4 touchdowns and the offense accounted for 645 total yards. Next up is a high noon showdown against the Florida Gators in the Swamp. Despite being 4-7 and inept on offense, we expect this game to still be physical and closer than expected.
In this episode of The Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai recap the Seminoles’ 59-3 victory over Syracuse. There was never a question of who the better team was or who would win the game; the question was would the team come out focused after a week of "clutter" surrounding Jameis Winston and the sexual assault investigation. The answer was a resounding yes. Jameis Winston completed his first 10 passes for 170 yards and a TD as FSU raced out to a 28-0 first quarter lead. With lowly Idaho on the horizon, attention turns to the States Attorney’s office as FSU anxiously awaits a decision on whether or not they will charge Jameis Winston. If charged with a felony, Winston will be automatically suspended per FSU bylaws. That suspension will last until either the case is resolved or the charges are reduced to a misdemeanor offense.
In this episode of The Renegade Report, Herc and Nolebra Kai recap the Seminoles’ 59-3 blowout victory over Wake Forest. The FSU defense intercepted 6 passes, forced 7 turnovers total and scored 14 points. Statistically, the Seminoles’ offense had a pedestrian day, only accounting for 296 total yards. That’s not to say they struggled; but rather defensive touchdowns and short fields contributed to them never really getting into rhythm. With the victory over the Demon Deacons, FSU clinched their 2nd straight ACC Atlantic Division title. With Oregon’s loss to Stanford on Thursday night, FSU is firmly cemented as the second ranked team in the country and will play for the National Title if they win out.
In this episode of The Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai recap the Noles 41-14 victory of Miami. FSU had the better team, better coaching staff and home field advantage so there was no reason to expect the Hurricanes to win the game. However, when it comes to FSU vs. Miami history tells us to expect the unexpected. We didn’t expect Jameis Winston to throw two 1st half interceptions. We didn’t expect Stephen Morris to throw two 1st half touchdowns. We certainly didn’t expect the Noles to be leading by only 7 points at halftime. Our expectations were realized during a stretch of the 3rd quarter where FSU ran 19 plays to Miami’s 1 and scored 14 points to push the lead to 35-21. Devonta Freeman was undoubtedly the player of game. He led the team in both rushing and receiving. He also scored 3 total touchdowns.
In this episode of The Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai recap the Noles quick dismissal of NCState and preview this week’s showdown against Miami. Shortly after Bobby Bowden planted the spear at midfield, the Seminoles proceeded to figuratively plant their cleats on the necks of the Wolfpack by scoring 35 first quarter points and quickly putting an end to all the trap game talk. Next up for FSU is the Miami Hurricanes. FSU is clearly the better team, but Miami has enough good players to pull the upset if the Seminoles don’t come out focused. We’re also joined by Hurricane Alley host BG1906 to get a Canes perspective on Saturday’s showdown.
In this episode of The Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai recap the Seminoles’ 51-14 dismantling of Clemson. Destruction, domination or dismantling are all accurate words to describe FSU’s 51 -14 victory over Clemson last night. Led by Jameis Winston’s 444 yards passing and 4 total touchdowns, the Seminoles’ offense systematically picked apart the Tiger’s defense with a myriad of formations and personnel packages. Jeremy Pruitt’s more aggressive defensive scheme kept Clemson off balance all night and never allowed Tajh Boyd and the Tigers’ offense to find it’s rhythm. FSU had 4 sacks, 7 tackles for loss and forced 4 turnovers. Lamarcus Joyner led the way with 8 total tackles, 1 sack, 2 forced fumbles and an interception. Up next is the revenge game against NCState and Bobby Bowden’s return to Doak Campbell Stadium
In this episode of The Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai preview Saturday's showdown between FSU and Clemson. It's the game that some are calling the biggest in ACC history: #5 FSU travels to Death Valley to face #3/#4 Clemson. Jimbo Fisher, Jameis Winston and co. will face an improved Tiger's defense. FSU will have to account for Clemson's pass rushing specialist, Vic Beasley. Clemson's offense features Tajh Boyd and Sammy Watkins, but the key to the Seminoles' success will be shutting down the Tiger's rushing attack.
In this episode of The Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai recap the Noles 63-0 victory over Maryland A week after allowing Boston College to rush for 200 yards, FSU's defense bounced back with a dominant performance against the Terrapins. Jeremy Pruitt's unit held Maryland to 234 total yards. The Noles' physicality, pursuit, speed and athleticism simply overwhelmed the Terps. Offensively, Jameis Winston continues to amaze. Facing what many called the best defense he's faced this year, he finished 23-32, 393 yards, 5 TD's, 0 Ints. Kelvin Benjamin and Nick O'Leary each caught 2 touchdowns.
In this episode of The Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai recap the Noles 48-34 victory over Boston College. With a first time defensive coordinator bringing in a new defensive scheme, growing pains were expected. However, after Jeremy Pruitt's defense allowed Boston College to score 34 points, Nolebra Kai finds himself missing Mark Stoops more than ever before. While concerned, Herc doesn't share the same level of frustration and anger. It was the type of game that FSU probably would've lost in years past, instead the offense was able to overcome poor play by the defense and special teams to secure the victory. Jameis Winston threw for 330 yards, 4 TDs and 1 Int. He also rushed for 96 yards, although yardage lost on sacks brought his official total down to 67.
In this episode of The Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai recap the Noles 54-6 victory over Bethune Cookman Despite the lopsided score, FSU was sloppy on both sides of the ball. Offensively, Jameis Winston overthrew some open receivers, failed to check the ball down a couple of times and didn't properly slide protection on a few occasions. Rashad Greene and Kenny Shaw both dropped sure touchdown passes and James Wilder, Jr. fumbled in the redzone. The defense failed to force an opening drive 3 & out for the third straight game and they continue to allow teams to have early success running the ball. Yesterday the open field tackling was sub par at best. How does the defense adjust if Tyler Hunter is lost for any length of time? We also wonder aloud if it's time for Marcus Eligwe or Chris Casher to replace Dan Hicks in the starting lineup.
In this episode of The Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai recap the Seminoles 62-7 victory over Nevada.
After starting 2-5 with an interception, Jameis Winston completed his next 13 passes for 184 yards and 2 touchdowns. However, the offensive storyline of the game was the FSU rushing attack. Devonta Freeman and Karlos Williams both rushed for over 100 yards as the Noles combined to rush for 377 yards and 6 touchdowns.
The defense struggled against the run in the first quarter but made the necessary adjustments and held Nevada to 214 yards for the entire game.
In this episode of The Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai discuss the Seminoles’ victory over Pitt and preview Saturday’s home opener versus Nevada. It’s not an overstatement to say that Jameis Winston exceeded all the offseason hype with his performance against Pitt on Labor Day. Despite that success, there is still room for improvement and has to be exciting for Seminoles’ fans. As the focus turns to Nevada, a new challenge is presented with the Wolfpack’s hurry up pistol attack. The defense must correct some of the alignment and assignment issues they had against Pitt.
In this episode of The Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai preview tomorrow’s season opener against Pitt. Six new assistant coaches, a redshirt freshman starting at quarterback and a new defensive scheme are the main question marks for the 2013 season. Those questions begin to get answered tomorrow night when FSU takes the field against Pitt. With a big offensive line and a stingy front seven on defense, Pitt will look to neutralize the Seminole’s speed and athleticism by establishing the run to shorten the game. We also give our game by game predictions for the 2013 season.
In this episode of The Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai recap the final week of fall camp and discuss the 25 most important Seminoles for 2013. The final week of fall camp concluded with Jimbo Fisher announcing that redshirt freshman, Jameis Winston will be the starting quarterback for the 2013 season. While this announcement doesn’t come as a shock, most fans don’t realize just how close the battle between Winston and Coker really was. We also discuss more aspects of Coach Pruitt’s defensive scheme. Although the word multiple has been thrown around since 2010, this season will be the first time that all aspects (fronts, coverages and personnel) of the defense will truly be multiple. Lastly, we discuss the 25 Most Important Seminoles for 2013. Defensive end, Dan Hick had the biggest jump moving up 24 spots from the spring rankings. Surprisingly, Jameis Winston was voted as the most important player this season.
In this episode of The Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai recap week 2 of fall camp. Another week, another pass catcher lost for the season. Senior wide receiver Jared "Scooter" Haggins will miss the season with a stress fracture in his knee. On the offensive line, Cam Erving sat out most of the week resting his sore hamstring. Jacob Farhenkrug took reps at starting left tackle in his absence. The Seminoles held their first scrimmage of the fall this week. In an effort to closely examine some freshmen and to protect his primary skill position players, Jimbo Fisher decided to place Rashad Greene, Kenny Shaw, Kelvin Benjamin, James Wilder Jr. and Devonta Freeman in green jerseys. This meant they weren't allowed to be taken to the ground on a tackle. Defensively, pressure was brought from everywhere... with everyone . With players being asked to learn 2 and sometimes 3 positions on the defense, coach Pruitt has a myriad of personnel packages to experiment with to see which ones work and which ones done. That process continued in the scrimmage. Ronald Darby got fully healthy at the right time as a nagging injury to PJ Williams has limited him in practice; thus allowing Darby to take first team reps at corner.
In this episode of The Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai recap the first week of fall camp. As fall camp opened on Tuesday, the first thing we noticed was the size and physical development of this team. Coach Viloria, his staff and the players really worked hard this summer. Injuries on the offensive line have thinned out an already thin unit. Fortunately, the starters avoided the most severe of those injuries. Several players were interviewed this week and the highlights include: Jacobbi McDaniel will be playing some fullback. Georgio Newberry says he has natural hands and Karlos Williams mentions the "Jack" linebacker; which further confirms we’ll be seeing some 3 man fronts from the defense this season. The week concluded with media day. Jameis Winston stole the show with his interview and personality.
Once again it’s time to rank the 25 Most Important Seminoles For The 2013 Season. In the spring practice rankings, Cam Erving was ranked as the most important player. How will Clint Trickett’s transfer, Greg Dent’s legal situation and Kevin Haplea’s injury affect the pre-season rankings? Unique ability or lack of depth behind a player could make a player more important to the team’s success than a player who would be considered better.
In this episode of The Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai discuss the 4 keys to a successful fall camp for the 2013 Seminoles. 1. Develop an offensive identity that suits BOTH Jameis Winston and Jacob Coker Last season was the first time since Jimbo Fisher arrived at FSU in 2007 that that starting quarterback started every game of the season. In those seasons where the backup quarterback was forced to play, Jimbo was forced to tweak the offense because the skill set of the backup didn’t mirror that of the starter. That will not be the case this season. 2. Defense – Know Your Personnel One of Herm Edward’s (former NFL head coach) favorite sayings is "KYP – Know Your Personnel" With the various personnel packages in Jeremy Pruitt’s defensive scheme it’s imperative that he establishes roles for each of the players he expects to be in the defensive rotation. More importantly, he must determine which players are physically and mentally capable of playing multiple positions. ----- The pre-season vote for the 25 Most Important Players For 2013 is also up on the site.
In this episode of The Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai recap the off season as the team prepares for fall camp beginning on August 6th. Despite having 6 players on the 1st team preseason All ACC team, FSU was picked to finish second in the Atlantic division to Clemson. Lamarcus Joyner and Rashad Greene didn’t seem phased or concerned by the prediction. With the release of the media guide, several depth chart listings caught our attention. Most notably, Kelvin Benjamin being listed as the starting Z receiver. Is he finally poised to live up the hype and potential?
In this episode of The Renegade Report, Herc is joined by Josh Newberg of Noles247.com to give an early update of the 2014 recruiting class. Florida State currently has 10 commitments; with a projected class size of at least 27, there are plenty of spots left to fill. With the uncertainty surrounding Jacob Coker, Jimbo Fisher may decide to take another QB in addition to JJ Cosentino. Expect FSU to take as many as 8 offensive linemen if the right group of guys want to sign. Qualification issues may have FSU looking to add another linebacker to this class.
In part 1 we discuss the offense. As the presumed starter, is Jameis Winston ready to take the next step in his leadership? What will Mario Pender’s role be in the offense? Has Bobby Hart cemented his spot as the starting right tackle? How much more will the tight ends be involved in the passing game? We also discuss what the ACC Grant of Rights agreement means for FSU going forward. In part 2 we discuss the defense, special teams and coaching We expect a role reversal on the defensive line with the defensive tackles generating pressure and the defensive ends containing/controlling the line of scrimmage. We also expect the linebackers to be much more active and make more impact plays. There’s an embarrassment of riches in the secondary and we expect a myriad of personnel packages from Jeremy Pruitt. We feel confident about our kicker, still concerned about the punting situation.
Following Saturday’s spring game the hype surrounding Jameis Winston was high. Now that Clint Trickett is transferring, the hype is sure to explode. At the same time, Seminoles fans are anxiously waiting to see if Jacob Coker decides to stay and continue to compete for the starting QB job or decides to transfer also. There is some serious concern with the defensive end play following the spring game but Herc thinks FSU fans may be overreacting some. What we’re seeing is a change in technique and philosophy and not necessarily a lack of talent.
Jimbo Fisher labeled the impromptu goal line showdown between the starters as a bloodbath. Should we take anything from the fact that Jameis Winston was the quarterback during the entire goal line showdown? As we look ahead to the spring game, there are a lot of questions but with drafted teams, injuries and lack of depth we’re not expecting many answers. The QB battle will continue well into fall practice. The defense is still a work in progress and several key players are missing. However, we’re excited to see certain players get a bunch of reps and we’re excited to see the framework of the new defense.
In this episode of The Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai recap week 2 of spring practice which included the first scrimmage. Here’s what we know so far: Clint Trickett has been the most impressive quarterback Greg Dent has been the most impressive wide receiver All 3 running backs have been impressive The Seminoles defense will bring pressure from everywhere…..with everyone
In this episode of The Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai discuss the things we learned and confirmed in the first week of spring practice. Rick Trickett received a two year contract extension which has caused a meltdown among the FSU fanbase. Jeremy Pruitt, Sal Sunseri, Charles Kelly and Randy Sanders spoke to the FSU media for the first time. All 4 FSU quarterbacks spoke about the ongoing battle for the starting spot. Lamarcus Joyner, Christian Jones, Telvin Smith and Karlos Williams are excited to play in Jeremy Pruitt’s more aggressive scheme.
In this episode of the Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai take a look at 4 under the radar storylines as spring practice begins tomorrow. 1. Can Christian Green and/or Willie Haulstead work their way back into wide receiver rotation? 2. What’s plan B for the offensive line if something happens to Cam Erving? 3. How much of an impact will Chad Abram have in the offense? 4. Which defensive tackle will join Eddie Goldman in the 2nd team rotation? We also recap Jimbo Fisher’s press conference
The results are in and in the eyes of Seminoles’ fans, the most important player for the 2013 season is none other than left tackle Cameron Erving. 1. Cameron Erving | 2. Mario Edwards | 3. Lamarcus Joyner | 4. Christian Jones | 5. Bryan Stork 6. Timmy Jernigan | 7. Josue Matias | 8. Jameis Winston | 9. Tre Jackson | 10. James Wilder 11. Rashad Greene | 12. Roberto Aguayo | 13. Chris Casher | 14. Devonta Freeman | 15. Telvin Smith 16. Karlos Williams | 17. Bobby Hart | 18. Terrence Brooks | 19. Ronald Darby | 20. Nick O'Leary 21. Cason Beatty | 22. Jacob Coker | 23. Kelvin Benjamin | 24. Demonte McAllister | 25. Tyler Hunter Click the link for other statistical breakdowns. Thanks to everyone who participated.
In this episode of The Renegade Report, Herc & Nolebra Kai take an in depth look at how the 2013 defensive identity will begin to take shape starting on March 20th when spring practice begins. Jeremy Pruitt comes from Nick Saban’s staff at Alabama to take over for Mark Stoops as defensive coordinator. How much of Saban’s defensive system will he bring with him? How much more pressure will FSU bring? How much 3-4 should we expect to see this season? What are the key factors that’ll make Pruitt’s defense different from Stoops’ defense? We also discuss the latest news surrounding the program.
Had a talk with a friend of mine who’s a NFL position coach and he said something that I thought was very interesting: successful seasons are often defined by the play and health of your most important players not always your best players. Unique ability or lack of depth behind a player could make him more important to the team’s success than a player who would be considered better. ie Cam Erving is probably more important than Rashad Green, even though most would consider Rashad the better player. So here’s the question: who are our 25 most important players for the 2013 season. Click the link below to rank your top 25 players. I’ll post the results right before spring practice starts. In August, as things take shape in fall practice we’ll rank again; then in January we’ll rank the 25 best players of the 2013 season. If the players deemed most important, get hurt or don’t play up to par that could affect the team’s success. On the flipside, if the players deemed most important turn out to be our best players that too will affect the team’s success. My top 10 are: 10. Nick O'Leary 9. Mario Edwards 8. Devonta Freeman 7. James Wilder 6. Bryan Stork 5. Rashad Greene 4. Timmy Jernigan 3. Lamarcus Joyner 2. Cam Erving 1. Christian Jones Curious to see how everyone ranks the players. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1sxXYvSu5HfRF5jIQrq20UipVgC6i-llej7S0jsZr3lc/viewform Thanks in advance to those who participate
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