Coach Chip Kelly Explains the Oregon Spread Offense


The following is the NIKE Coaches Clinic Presentation given by Chip Kelly in spring of 2009 that was recorded and printed in the book, “2009 Coach of the Year Clinics Football Manual” by [D. Mark Robertson] the leading coaching education publisher, Coaches Choice and edited by Earl Browning. [D. Mark Robertson]

FishDuck.com received special permission from Coaches Choice to reprint this content for the benefit of fans to better understand the University of Oregon Ducks offense, and to show that FISHDUCK IS NOT GIVING AWAY OREGON’S SECRETS!!! This information is already available to the public.

The complete book is available for sale to the public and coaches as are other years and articles.  I found this presentation two years ago on a USC website, and later a Cal website, as their fans wished to learn more about the Oregon Offense. I did not know where they found the presentation until recently when “Coach Mike” here in Oregon referred me to a different year in the series. You will recognize some of the explanations immediately as I used this article as a source for my initial Fish Tutorials of the Oregon Offense.

The following is an excerpt of The 2009 Coach of the Year Clinics Football Manual. CoachesChoice.com in addition for a limited time is offering a 10% discount on purchase of the full version to FishDuck.com readers, using the code FD-412 at checkout.

Offer expires May 4th, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. ET. This offer is valid for individual orders only and is not good in combination with any other special offer. Coaches Choice reserves the right to change or discontinue the offer at any time without notice.


 

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© 2009 Coaches Choice. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission of Coaches Choice. May not be reproduced without written permission. http://www.coacheschoice.com

© 2009 Coaches Choice. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission of Coaches Choice. May not be reproduced without written permission. http://www.coacheschoice.com

© 2009 Coaches Choice. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission of Coaches Choice. May not be reproduced without written permission. http://www.coacheschoice.com

© 2009 Coaches Choice. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission of Coaches Choice. May not be reproduced without written permission. http://www.coacheschoice.com

 

The 2009 Coach of the Year Clinics Football Manual.

CoachesChoice.com for a limited time is offering a 10% discount on purchase of the full version to FishDuck.com readers, using the code FD-412 at checkout.

Offer expires May 4th, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. ET. This offer is valid for individual orders only and is not good in combination with any other special offer. Coaches Choice reserves the right to change or discontinue the offer at any time without notice.

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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...

  • Bruno

    I blame Chip for sharing too much, not you Charles. :)

    • joe

      I think he’s very confident in what he does. Love this page… Eagles fan. You guys taught me a lot here.

  • Guest

    So, if I read this correctly, the “inside zone” is
    not really an option play.  It is
    designed for the RB and only if the RB is being tackled near the LOS by the
    defensive lineman will the QB keep the ball on the play, but in either case the
    players know what they will be doing before the ball is snapped.

    Thank you for sharing, Charles.  Very educational and you have to love CK’s attitude and football IQ.

    • FishDuck

       I was corrected by a coach that “Inside Zone” is a play a blocking/running strategy, while the “Inside Zone READ” play adds the option element to it.  Tons of teams run an “Inside Zone” without reading the offside DE.  That was an additional element added by Spread Offense coaches.

    • Ryan

      He always reads #3 but if #3 is not crashing down behind the backside Tackle then its best to give it where you’re blocking it. Very rarely do teams not block where they want the ball to go. If that end is screaming down inside everytime trying to play hero ball and ignores his responsibility, pull it and run for seven or eight easy yards.