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The Fish Report: Surprises on Offense

The Fish Report: Surprises on Offense

It was interesting to hear player interviews after the game where they spoke of how much “fun” this game was for them.  Yet I have raved to others at how the entertainment value of this last game ranks up among...

Fish Report: Not the Usual Spring……

Fish Report: Not the Usual Spring……

For over a dozen years now, I have been writing reports about Spring Football describing the blossoms coming out with the warmth of the sun thawing the slight chill in the air.  In so many ways….this is NOT the usual...

The Fish Report: The Nobility of Heroes

The Fish Report: The Nobility of Heroes

(This is the last of the Summer Series of Fish Reports with Fall Camp starting next week.  It was an eventful summer as the Fish Report was the first from the web or any media source in the state to...

Fish Report: Spring Offense

Fish Report: Spring Offense

What do I write about our offense this last spring that hasn’t already been written or commented upon?  I believe…quite a bit!  I got so focused upon the research project of the New Oregon Defense, and it took so much...

The Fish Report: Spring Special Teams

The Fish Report: Spring Special Teams

Why so many “Fish Reports” lately?  I like to write when most are not, or about conclusions that I haven’t seen elsewhere, so I frequently let some time pass before applying my own analysis.  (or I’m waiting long enough for...

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...