Author: Coach Morris

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I Fell in Love With a Defensive System

 [A confessional from an old, retired coach. But first a warning to potential readers:  There may be nothing in this article about Oregon Duck football. This article is about a SPECIFIC 4-3 defensive system, and the Ducks will be using...

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MARK HELFRICH IS A STUD

The title of this article was taken from the subject of a sentence. Yesterday [2-3], at the Oregon Club Recruiting Luncheon, Mark Helfrich, while eloquently praising and thanking many, uttered the simple 5-word sentence, “Don Pellum is a stud.”  The...

Mark Helfrich is choosing his next OC carefully. 6

The Search (For an Offensive Coach) Continues

So why hasn’t Mark Helfrich already named Matt Lubick the offensive coordinator?  Why is Helfrich making Lubick essentially “audition” for the job?  BECAUSE HE CAN. I’ve always admired patience.  Decisions are more often made correctly if all the necessary information...

Experience like that of playing in the Pac-12 Championship Game will help Tyree Robinson solidify a young Ducks secondary in 2015. 23

Should Ty Griffin Be the Oregon Quarterback?

There’s a big banner at the Ducks’ practice field, that I’m going to have to paraphrase … “To be ordinary, keep doing things the way they’ve always been done. To be great, requires the courage to go against tradition.” This move...