Author Archive for: ‘Coach Daniel’

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    Spill It and Kill It! How the Oregon Defense Shuts Down the Run

    The Oregon ‘hybrid’ 3-4 Defense is a well-designed, precision machine — as any well run defense is. Oregon defenders don’t just chase the football around like a rec league soccer game. Every player on the field has a job to do, and all of those jobs …

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    Stuffing the Outside Run Game With Oregon’s 3-4 Defense

    There’s a lot more to defensive football than many people realize, as this isn’t a little kid’s soccer game with a herd of midgets chasing the ball. What coaches refer to as run fits are more like a well-choreographed dance. Run fits are the defensive responsibilities …

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    How the Ducks Will Shut Down Rich Rod and the Wildcats in 2014

    In 2013, the Arizona Wildcats and Head Coach Rich Rodriguez tore through the Ducks and the nearly non-existent Oregon defense that day raised a lot of questions among Ducks faithful. But I’m here to tell you, Duck fans, that the future is bright. The Oregon defense …

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    A Husky Sack from Oregon’s Great Zone Coverage

    The “Fire Zone Blitz” is one of the effective blitzes that the Oregon hybrid 3-4 defense uses to pressure a Quarterback. The Ducks do a great job of bringing heavy pressure with 5-man zone blitzes, and then bringing 4 or often, only 3 pass rushers, but …

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    Game Planning for STOPPING Oregon’s Spread Offense Attack

    Stephanie Baldwin Coaches are often asked the formula for stopping a Spread Offense such as Oregon’s high scoring attack.  There is no formula for defending a Spread Offense.  If you ever hear a football fan say, “You can stop the Spread Offense by, “(Insert Blustering …

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  • How to Defend Oregon’s Power Read Option

    Option football has evolved so much in the last decade that it has become hard to keep up as defensive coaches. Offensive coordinators are constantly finding new ways to neutralize our best football players by reading them, instead of blocking them. Starting with the Triple …

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  • The Coach’s Corner: Defending the Zone Read

    A note from FishDuck.com: Today we have a unique treat, this article from a highly successful college coach gives an inside perspective football fans don’t get to see, the direct perspective of the coach. We encourage other coaches that are interested in possibly writing guest …

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