Oregon Spread Offense: PLAY CALLING under Chip Kelly, Mark Helfrich and Scott Frost

Marcus made play calling easier…

Oregon’s Spread Offense: PLAY CALLING under Chip Kelly, Mark Helfrich and Scott Frost

(13 Analyses)

1.  The Coach’s Corner: Inside The Mind Of An Offensive Coordinator
Video and Text Analysis Published 7-20-2012
Coach Donnie Mays discusses speeding up the tempo and play-calling and game planning from the perspective of an Offensive Coordinator. (West Virginia State Championship Team)


2.  The Coach’s Corner: Combining Concepts
Text Analysis Published 8-24-2012
What if an offense could choose a play that, if executed properly, was always correct no matter the defense’s actions? Pulling together concepts is what this coach has done with great success…


3.   Chip’s Winning Game Plan Against USC
Text Analysis Published 11-06-2012
We believe that a major factor in this game’s victory was the unique game plan assembled by Chip Kelly, and because it was so vast we cannot cover it all in one report.  We will study the biggest undetected aspect first, and then savor the rest in upcoming analysis articles!

Chip Kelly


4. PLAY FAST! How Oregon Wins 4th Down…
Text Analysis Published 6-11-2013
No play calls are more scrutinized than those made on 4th down and this subject provides an interesting study for students of the Oregon Offense. A great example of Oregon’s use of this philosophy is a 4th and short this past season at Southern Cal.


5.  DEEP WATERS: How Oregon Uses Tempo To Drown A Defense
Text Analysis Published 7-30-2013
Our film study reveals how Oregon uses a series of two-play sequences to create defensive busts, keep a defense locked in a bad alignment, and set up play action passes.  This article will analyze how Oregon combines no-huddle tempo with packaged run/pass plays and unbalanced formations to “drown” a defense. A MUST for all.


6.  The Evolution Will be Televised: The Development of Packaged Plays in the Chip Kelly Offense
Text and GIF Analysis Published 2-18-2014
These “packaged run/pass plays” (with the ability to end up as either a run or pass based on the defensive look), were already on the rise in college football.  In the NFL, these packaged plays help Kelly attack defenses in a way that was both similar to his Oregon days and new to the defenses he faced.  This article will analyze the development of run/pass plays with the Eagles this season and show how Chip packaged his staple plays into explosive ones.


7.  The Fish Report: Rose Bowl Surprise Plays
Video Analysis Published 1-12-2012
We analyze two successful plays of the 2012 Rose Bowl Game, one of which has been viewed incorrectly by so many national analysts. We are fortunate at FishDuck.com to have a team who have built a progression of a knowledge base that makes understanding these plays easier. Chip fools us all again! Directory 2.0, 2.3, 3.0

8. The FishDuck Minute #15: Staying a Step Ahead of the Rest
Video Analysis Published 6-26-2012
Oregon’s match-up with Southern Cal in 2010 was hyped up to be the Trojan’s return to the nation’s elite. The game did not disappoint, as Oregon traded blows with the Trojans until late in the second half. In this FishDuck minute, we’d like to show some great examples of constraint plays used by Coach Kelly in the 2010 USC-Oregon game, and showcase some in game adjustments made by the Duck offense.

Scott Frost


9.  The Trojan Game Plan and How Oregon will Beat USC in 2012
Video Analysis Published 8-21-2012
This video is unusual as it breaks down the Trojan game plan used to defeat Oregon in 2011, and suggests what could happen in 2012. (It WAS a barn-burner)


10.  The Coach’s Corner: Combining Concepts
Text Analysis Published 8-24-2012
What if an offense could choose a play that, if executed properly, was always correct no matter the defense’s actions? Pulling together concepts is what this coach has done with great success…


11. Anatomy of a Drive: The Method to Scott Frost’s Play-calling
Text Analysis Published 1-07-2015
This is a wonderful sequence taken from the National Playoff game against Florida State, and is a good exercise for coaches and fans alike to learn from. Directory 2.5

Mark Helfrich.


12.   Breaking Down an Oregon Touchdown Drive
Text and GIF Analysis Published 1-27-2015
A coach breaks down the Xs and Os of a scoring drive in the National Championship game. A good primer in terms of play-calling with the reasoning why for both coaches and fans. Directory 2.5


13.  How Oregon Uses Constraint Plays to Stay One Step Ahead of the Defense
Text and GIF Analysis Published 6-09-2015
Analysts love to dissect Oregon’s many packaged schemes and option runs, offensive plays designed to take advantage of whatever the defense throws at them, with an answer for just about anything and everything. There is, however, another part of any offense that is just as crucial, sometimes referred to as constraint plays. Constraint plays force a defense to hesitate, to think a little bit longer about what it is they think they’re seeing, and punishes them for laziness and being unprepared.

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