We are excited to announce that Kevin Clark of The Wall Street Journal cited Charles Fischer and FishDuck.com as the source for his story about Chip Kelly in the Friday, January 3rd, 2014 issue, Why the Eagles Aren’t Ducks. Here is an excerpt: (You can view the full article here.)
“According to Charles Fischer, who runs Fishduck.com, a website devoted to Oregon strategy dating back to Kelly’s days, he has retained some old Oregon favorites, such as “pulling” the center to block ahead of runs to the outside, and such as running the same plays multiple times in a row. But while doing so, Fischer says, Kelly has added NFL flavors such as multiple tight end sets and even the “West Coast” offense, consisting of short passes designed to lead to running yardage after the catch.”
You may recall that we received a huge endorsement from The Washington Post last summer in the article you can view here, Zone Read Crash Course, which was followed up by a second article a month later about FishDuck.com. Here is an excerpt from writer’s Keith McMillan’s first article:
“. . . what if you’re a casual fan who doesn’t really know what a zone read is? Or perhaps a semi-die-hard who sort of knows a zone read or a read-option play when he or she sees one, but couldn’t turn around and explain it to someone else? Enter the website FishDuck.com. I can’t think of a better place to turn. Charles Fischer runs a University of Oregon-specific Web site, and puts his outstanding teaching videos — meant to be a level below a coaches’ tutorial and more advanced than what game announcers tell you — online.”
While it is fun to be recognized by such large publications, some of our most satisfying moments have come in the emails from readers who enjoy Oregon football that much more than before, from the team of coaches and consultants who assist Charles Fischer in the creation of these Tuesday Analyses.
The site will be leveraging it’s new alliance with the online newspaper, EugeneDailyNews.com, as Oregon Basketball Analysis begins in two weeks, and Oregon Baseball Analysis in the spring — all while providing continued Oregon football analysis on alternating Tuesdays. We are honored as a fan website to be recognized by such publications!
(Top photo background courtesy of Craig Strobeck, and side photo from Video)
- Charles Fischer will be giving a Video Presentation that is a composite of analyses done by the "Grizzled Ol' Coach" and other coaches on the FishDuck.com staff on Wednesday, February 25th at 5:30 PM at The Cooler Pub and Restaurant in Eugene. Assistant Head Coach Steve Greatwood is the main speaker and then we will look closely at the great plays of the Football Playoffs, and the strategy behind what made one OSU play work so well against the Ducks in the NC Game. This presentation is given for the public and the Eugene/Springfield Oregon Club and is available for other clubs, civic groups, and nonprofits by Charles. Join us!
- Do you like to write? Want some experience sportswriting or wish to build your own article portfolio? Our articles are searched and found every day--even old ones! We have a few openings for writers who like to do the longer Featured Articles, and some slots for the Sports News Team that does shorter articles for our Oregon fan readership. Contact me at email@example.com
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