Category: Fish Reports

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Spring Game Coaching Surprises

Coaching surprises in the Spring Game?  Besides the obvious of Mark Helfrich in charge, and more passes than usual – what is new that was unexpected?  This unforeseen development is one I anticipated observing in the fall during our games, and...

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The Oregon Classic: The Inside Zone Read

It makes sense in our offseason to look again at the play that the entire Oregon offense is centered around, and the video that has been seen by so many coaches and fans worldwide over the last year and a...

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The Oregon Game Plans: Kelly or Helfrich?

You knew this discussion had to begin: who WAS primarily responsible for the game plan and play calling on the field?  I thought it critical because I developed a checklist of what we needed Chip’s replacement to be skilled at,...

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Referee Analysis: The Stanford Debacle

Larry Scott knew he had a problem. If he didn’t know it when he took the job in 2009, he certainly knew it when he brought in former NFL VP of Officiating Mike Pereira in 2011 to fix it.  His...

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Oregon Has A Counter Play After All!

Read, react, adjust: that’s probably the fastest way to summarize the inner mechanisms of Oregon’s increasingly deceptive and effective play calling.  With defenses constantly finding new ways to attack and defend the Duck offense, reading each scheme and then reacting...

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Is Oregon Adding a Tight End Twist?

We veterans of Oregon football are accustomed to the usual movements within the Inside and Outside Zone Read play and their blocking schemes.  Yet in the Fiesta Bowl we ran something unusual with our tight end…. a twist within our...

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Oregon Special Teams Analysis: Swinging What?

How does Oregon get so many two point conversions?   We have a variety of plays that we have used over the years on extra points, and the Swinging Gate Formation is just one of the reasons Oregon puts the “Special”...