We are excited to announce that Kevin Clark of The Wall Street Journal cited Charles Fischer and FishDuck.com as the source for his story about Chip Kelly in the Friday, January 3rd, 2014 issue, Why the Eagles Aren’t Ducks. Here is an excerpt: (You can view the full article here.)
“According to Charles Fischer, who runs Fishduck.com, a website devoted to Oregon strategy dating back to Kelly’s days, he has retained some old Oregon favorites, such as “pulling” the center to block ahead of runs to the outside, and such as running the same plays multiple times in a row. But while doing so, Fischer says, Kelly has added NFL flavors such as multiple tight end sets and even the “West Coast” offense, consisting of short passes designed to lead to running yardage after the catch.”
You may recall that we received a huge endorsement from The Washington Post last summer in the article you can view here, Zone Read Crash Course, which was followed up by a second article a month later about FishDuck.com. Here is an excerpt from writer’s Keith McMillan’s first article:
“. . . what if you’re a casual fan who doesn’t really know what a zone read is? Or perhaps a semi-die-hard who sort of knows a zone read or a read-option play when he or she sees one, but couldn’t turn around and explain it to someone else? Enter the website FishDuck.com. I can’t think of a better place to turn. Charles Fischer runs a University of Oregon-specific Web site, and puts his outstanding teaching videos — meant to be a level below a coaches’ tutorial and more advanced than what game announcers tell you — online.”
While it is fun to be recognized by such large publications, some of our most satisfying moments have come in the emails from readers who enjoy Oregon football that much more than before, from the team of coaches and consultants who assist Charles Fischer in the creation of these Oregon Analyses.
We are honored as a fan website to be recognized by such publications as the Washington Post recently, and now the Wall Street Journal!
(Top photo background courtesy of Craig Strobeck, and side photo from Video)
Charles Fischer has been an intense fan of the Ducks, a season ticket holder at Autzen Stadium for 35 years and has written reports on football boards for over 23 years. Known as “FishDuck” on those boards, he is acknowledged for providing intense detail in his scrimmage reports and in his Xs and Os play analyses. He and his wife Lois, have a daughter Christine, reside in Eugene Oregon, where he was a Financial Advisor for 36 years and now focuses full-time on Charitable Planned Giving Workshops for churches and non-profit organizations.
He does not profess to be a coach or analyst, but simply a “hack” that enjoys sharing what he has learned and invites others to correct or add to this body of Oregon Football! See More…
FishDuck Going to Articles on Monday and Tuesday Only…
Our off-season schedule begins, and we move from publishing articles seven days a week to Mondays and Tuesdays only. Same great group of writers, and we will have an article on other days on occasion.
The Our Beloved Ducks Forum (OBD) is where we we discuss the article above and many more topics, as it is so much easier in a message board format over there. At the free OBD forum we will be posting Oregon Sports article links, the daily Press Releases from the Athletic Department and the news coming out every day.
Our 33 rules at the free OBD Forum can be summarized to this: 1) be polite and respectful, 2) do not tell anyone what to think, feel or write, and 3) no reference of any kind to politics. Easy-peasy!
OBD Forum members….we got your back. No Trolls Allowed!