Author: Charles Fischer

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Fiesta Bowl Title: It’s about Manhood

Coach Rich Brooks once said that, “offense is about execution, but defense is about manhood.”  Knowing how well he coached the defense, that mantra was not a complete surprise and I have embraced it for years.  Yet as time has...

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What Every NFL Fan Should Know about Chip Kelly

For the fans of Philadelphia—know that I hate this, but there are some important elements to Charles “Chip” Kelly you should know about and his unique offense.  I am taking time from our own bowl coverage to continue our mission...

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The Kansas State Old-School New Offense

Watching Collin Klein run the Wildcat offense has me wondering….where did I see this before?  A big QB who runs extremely well behind a pulling guard and often right up the middle?  Zone Reading several options on one side?  Using...

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No Cody? No Problem.

Nick Cody has been an important part of the most powerful Oregon offense of any four year period at Oregon.  He has made key blocks at big moments for us, and we are going to miss him in the Fiesta...

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Wildcats think they’re Stanford: REALLY?

I saw some jaw-dropping quotes from some Kansas State players, and do not misunderstand—I admire what Bill Snyder has done with the Wildcats, yet cannot comprehend some of the reaching statements I read.  Our center, Hroniss Grasu, was quoted by...

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Bryan Bennett is at Wide Receiver?

We have been getting reports over the last month of practices that reserve QB Bryan Bennett has NOT worn the usual Red QB jersey which protects the player from hits during play reps.  He has been wearing the same white...

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The Oregon Epitome: Baylor?

Did you see Baylor run the ball inside well AND throw the long ball for touchdowns in the Holiday Bowl?  It reminded me of our game at Michigan in 2007 where we threw three bombs for TDs, and yet had...

What Rich Brooks DID to us…? 4

What Rich Brooks DID to us…?

I have often thought about what Coach Brooks achieved at Oregon, but the real accomplishment is where he brought us from when he began.  But what about later?  What was left after he moved up to the NFL, and later...

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Chip Kelly’s Strangest Play (EVER)

My friends, we have now gone through TWO football seasons together, studying and learning with gusto the fine points of the Chip Kelly spread offense and many of the new emerging concepts and tendencies.  There are some amazing plays and...

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Ask your Recruiting Questions Here!

We always get a fascinating perspective on recruiting from Chris Charbonnier as he gives us probabilities on the chances of landing particular players and why.  As we wind down the last two months of recruiting he will offer an occasional...