The Fish Report: Something New from “Dawg” Training

Were you as disappointed as I only winning by seventeen points? We are used to blowing out the Huskies and winning by at least twenty points in the past, but alas—we must give the devil their due. They are much better and proved to me Saturday night that “they are back” as I believe they will win eight games this year and have returned as a worthy adversary. Darn! You can never beat them too many times or by too many points, and I know they feel the same way about us.

Welcome back Huskies; our great rivalry has returned!

“Oh how we love to learn about our beloved Ducks!”
Charles Fischer  (FishDuck)
Oregon Football Analyst for
Eugene, Oregon

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Charles Fischer

Charles Fischer

Charles Fischer has been an intense fan of the Ducks for thirty years and has written reports on football boards for over a dozen years. Known as “FishDuck” on those boards, he is acknowledged for providing intense detail in his scrimmage reports and in his Xs and Os play analyses. He and his wife Lois, a daughter, Christine, and their dog (Abbie) reside in Eugene, Oregon, where he has been a financial advisor for 30 years serving clients in seven different states. He does not profess to be a coach or analyst, but simply a “hack” that enjoys sharing what he has learned and invites others to correct or add to this body of Oregon Football! See More...

  • Comments on the article page = much better. Nice addition guys.


  • Labs

    finally have the opportunity to tell you guys how good a job you’re doing.

    – Chris , Boston MA

  • Mhada

    I tried to log in to “disqus,” but it keeps rejecting my passwords. :(  Regardless, my concern about this new toss sweep is that it opens up the possibility of turnovers when the toss goes awry.  But teams have run that type of play for years, and certainly it can be mastered.

  • James McCoy

    Exceptional tutorials and analysis.  I could watch that outside zone read play all day.  Thanks!

  • DoS

    Nice breakdown as always

  • Tucker96

    Keep up the good work. Always a pleasure listening to these breakdowns

    -Tucker, Auburn AL

  • Bohalloran2001

    Charles, first it was your practice reports that were must-reads for Duck fans, and now it is your film breakdowns that take it to another level and really offer education and insight to all football fans.  Great work.  The Fishduck site is part of my daily routine.

  • DC Duck

    CK has so much set up for Standard that I like: triple option, the new toss play, a now Experienced DaT, & DT @QB, finally with an excellent 3rd qtr vs. Dawgs under his belt, + an excellent backup QB who’s as good or better as most QBs in PAC-12 (IMHO).  We have to keep scoring to beat Stanford, but with these weapons, and the hope that CK will use ALL of them, we can.  And the Duck D is coming together nicely, and has quickness to get a few key stops vs. Mr. Luck.  Go Ducks! (Hey, that rhymes)

  • Love the tutorials and Kurt’s historical perspectives!  Great combo of past and present (and some future, too) for those of us that have followed the Ducks for years.  Thanks for the hard work, and keep it up!

  • Rick

    FishDuck has become a “must read” for me.  Oh how I love to watch our beloved Ducks on!

  • SeanG

    The new toss play reminds me of what we saw @USC last year; except I also remember Kaddu blowing it up with a TFL pretty much every time. This wrinkle allows a little time for the two pullers to get around and engage the edge guys, who – as you pointed out – have already taken a step toward the IZR gap. Can’t wait to see what the Skip has in store for the Tree.

  • Larry Worsham

    Enjoy expanding my football knowledge.  A Duck from Texas

  • Charles Fischer

    There is so much that I am grateful for–for all of you taking the time to post, and I very much appreciate your positive comments.  We are a young site….three months is all, and we’re learning.  (I’m learning a ton) 

    I would like to get into more Xs and Os discussion as time goes on, although it is impossible on Sundays and Mondays while I’m putting in my 18 hours making the current week’s video.

    We have big plans going forward for the site that will not replace the other Oregon sites, but complement them in our own ways.

    Let others know in your e-mail address book about the site while the season is still going!

    Thanks again to all,


  • Ronnie

    Another great one! Tell Cash to quit being lazy and write more – Always enjoyed his schtuff!!

  • Two years ago my wife didn’t know a screen pass from a chili feed.  Now, after watching your videos, she’s grabbing my arm and yelling “Babe, it’s an outside zone read!”.  You are truly an amazing Fish.

    Duckpop22 aka, TacomaDuck

  • Anonymous

    DuckPop22….now THAT made my day.  When I read that–I do high-fives and Buddy-Hugs in the office as that means that “Mission Accomplished.”  If the casual fan is enjoying it and learning a little, then it is all worthwhile. 

    I get coaches e-mailing and asking questions all the time, and I have to tell them that I’m no expert, but simply the only one who would do this–that’s all.  (And I didn’t know the answer..)

    I really believe that people would enjoy the games that much more by watching a few videos…….  Of course I love watching videos for the entertainment value…  But I’m rambling–thanks for making my day.  People are learning along side me, and that is cool.