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The Fish Report: New Strategies Abound!

The Fish Report: New Strategies Abound!

That Oregon State game had me shaking my head as Chip was messing with the Beavers, my diagnostic skills, and perhaps even the Tigers of Auburn.  He threw a bunch of new strategies and formations at us in this last...

The Fish Report: “There is NO defense to us.”

The Fish Report: “There is NO defense to us.”

Some pretty stunning quotes came from Chip Kelly during an interview with John Canzano during the week before the UCLA game.  The title above was actually not said, but the intent was there in different words.  What Chip actually said...

The Fish Report: Neutralizing Paea

The Fish Report: Neutralizing Paea

The most understated aspect of the Civil War this week is the monumental battle between our offensive line and the Beavers very talented Defensive Tackle, Stephen Paea.  I still wince watching last year’s Civil War game as he ruthlessly abused...

The Fish Report: Subtle Highlights

The Fish Report: Subtle Highlights

You knew I couldn’t stay away; I stated that after the Summer Series of Reports I was done writing reports until next spring.  Think of me now as a “last filter” that catches some nuggets that others overlooked in their...

The Fish Report: Final Pieces?

The Fish Report: Final Pieces?

It was like the Boise State game…behind by at least ten points, with the home crowd stunning our team with their energy and the defense of that team stopping our running game.  Last year we had a QB who could...

The Fish Report: Stunting Percentages

The Fish Report: Stunting Percentages

Aren’t you glad we changed our defense?   I know that I’m thankful, as otherwise we would have lost that game!  We had a ton of strategies from Erickson and Aliotti and lets use this game as an example of...

The Fish Report: First Scrimmage

The Fish Report: First Scrimmage

(Note: This is a time that the Oregon Athletic Dept. is concerned about too much disclosure in reports given to the public over the internet.  Note that I do NOT speak of injuries in my report, (I leave that in...

The Fish Report: The Key Component

The Fish Report: The Key Component

The strength of the Oregon football has always been the offense, and under Coach Bellotti it was primarily the passing game.  Under Chip it has been primarily the running game scoring the high number of points, yet our ground attack...

The Fish Report: Competition Day II

The Fish Report: Competition Day II

Why would anyone want to play football anywhere but Oregon when you see another August day with 75 degrees, a breeze, and no humidity?  Get outta here!  You don’t get this and endure long winter months either…it is so temperate,...

The Fish Report: Competition Day

The Fish Report: Competition Day

I’ve been to a ton of these over the last twenty-some years, and this practice did not stand out or provide much beyond what you have already read from the good updates we have been getting.  For the first day...

Fish Report: Oregon’s New Defense

Fish Report: Oregon’s New Defense

What are we DOING on defense?  I have struggled trying to discern how the defense is different from past years, as I noted more blitzing and different defensive formations last season….but I did not know WHAT we were doing.  I’ve...

The Fish Report:  The Wrong Perspective?

The Fish Report: The Wrong Perspective?

I have taken the last couple of weeks to absorb the NC game, contemplate my reactions to it, and note what others have written.  I must give my wife Lois, credit for once again coaxing me out from under the...

The Fish Report: Second Scrimmage

The Fish Report: Second Scrimmage

The weather report for today was for sunshine and some clouds with a warming temperature that promised to take the rigid chill of winter away.  Yesterday gave us that warmth with blue skies in the background of some lovely pink...