All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Fiesta Bowl 2013’

  • BCS Championship Matchup: Ducks vs. Bulldogs

    In 2010 Kansas State and Georgia both canceled home-and-home series against Oregon.  And we all saw how karma worked its magic in 2013 when the Ducks creamed the Wildcats at the Fiesta Bowl.  If history repeats itself, the Ducks will also smother the Bulldogs at …

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    Aliotti’s Zone Coverages Keep Wildcats’ Pass Game in the Kitty Carrier

    In the Fiesta Bowl, even though the Ducks began closing down the running game in the first half, Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein piled up short completions to his receivers, most notably former Duck Chris Harper.  As the Cats converted first downs via short completions again and …

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    Fiesta Bowl No Huddle Dynamics

    One of the most exciting moments from the 2013 Fiesta Bowl had to be the half-ending touchdown drive Oregon put together to effectively finish off the Kansas State Wildcats. After the Wildcats had marched down the field and threatened to take a 17-15 lead, Oregon’s …

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    Chip Kelly’s Surprise “Throwback” Fiesta Bowl Strategy

    Chip surprised both the Wildcats and me in this game!  A major component of what makes Chip Kelly so successful is not just how he coaches the spread offense and runs a rapid “no-huddle” tempo, but also how he brings something new to nearly every game …

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  • Defense Set the Tempo

    The Oregon Ducks rolled out a championship caliber defense Thursday night, as they have all season.  The depth, quality of that depth, speed, and the overall aggressiveness the Ducks defense played with this season were the keys to giving Oregon another successful BCS season.  Nick Aliotti’s group overcame …

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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 slipped past during the Chip …

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    Chip Kelly pulls out the “Power-Read” play to Defeat Wildcats

    The NFL has been attracted to coach Kelly because of his commitment to an up-tempo offense that everyone can see as being difficult upon his foes.  Yet a factor in some of his victories has been his propensity to change-up his game plan for the …

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  • Clay Ksu

    FishDuck Game Review: A Fast, Hard Finish to a Season…and an Era

    “We don’t let outside influences define our program.” – Chip Kelly That’s been the definition of Win The Day, the mantra of the Oregon Ducks since the start of the Chip Kelly era.  The team only worries about what it can control, and what it …

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    The Duck Offense Needs to Be Stubbornly Vanilla in the Fiesta Bowl

    The foundation of Chip Kelly’s offense at Oregon is simple and predictable. That’s a good thing. The read-option offense does not rely on surprise. It is all about execution, and when the athletes do their jobs it is very hard to stop. This is why …

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  • Barner’s Final Stand

    Thursday night marks the final game for Senior tailback, Kenjon Barner, to don the Oregon green and yellow. The second leading rusher in Oregon Duck history leaves behind a legacy of jaw-dropping runs, eye-popping touchdowns, and a bevy of memories for all Oregon football fans. …

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