How Chip Kelly Game Plans for Opponents II (Introducing Surprise)

This is the second in a series of videos delving into the ingenious game plans of Coach Kelly, and introduces the element of surprise in a manner that only this Spread Offense Leader can produce. His game planning has been a fascinating study, and one that I’ve been “chipping away at” for months while working on other videos and projects. If you love to learn more about Oregon football, then we hope you’ll sit down with a cold one or a hot cup of Java to savor it, and so much more of 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...

9 Responses

  1. SCOTT says:

    cheesy much?

  2. FishDuck says:

    Hey Scott,

    Why don’t you e-mail me and explain.  Thanks.

  3. Coachdeforrest says:

    I’m sorry if this sounds pointed. But being in the military one thought comes to mind. Your extensive study; how many teams may use your study for their benefit?

    Just a thought. I’m a die hard fan. I would never post any info that may be useful to other teams.

    I’m not trying to be a ass as so many on here are. Just honestly would like a explanation!

    •  There is a link on the sidebar on every page of this site (scroll up) that says “FishDuck, Why Are You Giving Away Oregon’s Secrets?”

      This link describes in detail every reason why we’re not benefiting other teams, just fans to better appreciate what’s taking place on the field.

    • FishDuck says:

       Hello Coach,

      Something that isn’t in that page…that doesn’t take long to think about..  Let’s look at two Pac-12 coaches in Steve Sarkisian of Washington, and Jeff Tedford of Cal.  Both spend their life now preparing for opponents–both were Offensive Coordinators for Pac-12 schools that were successful.  Ever think about how much time they spent in a film room?  And before that when they were position coaches?

      Go back further.  They both were Div 1 QBs…and spent thousands of hours more in the film room and actually played in real-time against what they studied.  Do you really think they are learning anything from me?

      I have learned most my stuff on my own and with HIGH SCHOOL COACHES helping me.

      Any college coach who is learning anything from me…will lose.

  4. HuskyInExile says:

    Thanks FishDuck, this is great work, and very helpful for the ‘casual’ fan.

    and my personal thanks, as I admit even when I understand the basic intent of a play (O alignment, reading D alignment, initial read), when watching Chip’s kids *I* can worn down just trying to follow what ‘just happened.’

    In response to ‘Coach’ below, I’ll cheerfully admit straight up that Coach Sark probably understands Chip’s basic scheme . . . that does NOT imply we can either know exactly what is the primary read/option for each play . . . and even when we do guess right we often don’t have the speed to stiop it anyway. 
    . . . and part of the scheme is the fast pace of play, which wears down a defense mentally, even if they are well conditioned for the physical pace. 
    Chip’s QB deso a LOT of damage by simply finding the opposing D not yet properly aligned for the next play . . .

    Coach Kelly really is an ‘evil genius,’ at least if you have to play against him, especially when we’re on defense (though his D is no slouch either).

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