Post Up: Oregon’s Winning Red Zone Pass Play

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With Eagles’ camp opening last Friday, it’s a great time to talk Oregon Spread Offense here in Philadelphia. The success of the Eagles in 2013 excited both the fan base and the local sports media. The extensive coverage of the Eagles, especially their offensive scheme, has brought a new understanding and appreciation in this region for the Oregon offense. I …

Empty & Full: My Favorite Play of the Oregon 2014 Spring Game

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Thanks to my friend, Charles Fischer, I have had the great opportunity to write about many of my favorite offensive schemes here on FishDuck.com.  From the Zone Read Bubble to One Back Play Action to Packaged Tempo Plays, these analyses have been about concepts that are the heart of my own personal offensive philosophy. One of the few core spread …

Timing, Rhythm and Deception: The Oregon Passing Game in the NFL

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“It’s going to be interesting to see if this style of offense projects to the NFL.  I’m going to say no.  I just don’t see NFL passing concepts in this offense.” – Ron Jaworski “There’s just so many holes to this offense when you transfer it from college to the pros.” – Heath Evans Despite bold predictions to the contrary, …

The Evolution Will be Televised: The Development of Packaged Plays in the Chip Kelly Offense

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It has been almost a decade that I have been the wide receivers coach at Villanova, and during this time I have been fortunate to be a part of a great spread offensive system and also watch the evolution of offensive football up close.  As you already may know, my biggest influence during this time has been the Chip Kelly offense …

Different League, Same Package: How the Oregon Offense Ran Through the NFL in 2013

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Despite several reports to the contrary, the Chip Kelly Oregon offense is alive and well in the NFL!  The Eagles’ offense we saw go up and down the field in South Philly this fall bore a strong resemblance to the Oregon offense I studied from 2008 to 2012. Operating out of the shotgun and rarely huddling, the Eagles led the …

“CROSS”OVER: AIR RAID PRINCIPLES IN THE OREGON PASSING GAME!

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From Video The “Air Raid” passing attack is among the most popular offenses in college football today, yet you can actually see components of it at Oregon!  It has a passing philosophy and scheme that can trace its roots back as far as San Diego Chargers Coach Sid Gilman and BYU Coach LaVell Edwards (and my college head coach Larry …

DEEP WATERS: How Oregon Uses Tempo To Drown A Defense

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Have you heard the great expression about winning the late rounds of a prizefight?  In the post-fight interview you’ll often hear a boxer talk about how he took the “opponent into deep waters and drowned him.” No-huddle offenses want to do the exact same thing, combine speed and conditioning to push a defense past its breaking point.  The elite level …

Ducks Add the Long Ball: The Power of the Bubble Zone Read!

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There is a misconception in the pass game that the more wordy and complex the play call sounds, the more effective it is.  Generations of fans and coaches grew up on NFL Films and remember audio of long and seemingly never-ending play calls by legendary coaches.  These intricate sounding schemes allegedly created wide open receivers, yet this perception is quite …

TAKE AND GIVE: Oregon’s Bubble Zone Read Philosophy

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This is THE definitive analysis for understanding the Bubble Zone Read–a key component of the Oregon Offense.  For those who take the time to learn from this analysis, a massive number of questions will be answered in this keystone article.  This will be included in the Tutorial Series in the Directory.  My personal thanks to Coach Brian Flinn of Villanova …

PLAY FAST! How Oregon Wins 4th Down…

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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.  The decision to “Go For It” (and what type of play to run in that situation) often faces a head-on battle with conventional offensive wisdom.  Often this wisdom is overly conservative, unimaginative, and in direct …

The Coach’s Corner: Developing a Power-Running Attack From the Shotgun

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A note from FishDuck.com: Today we have a unique treat, this article from a highly successful college coach gives an inside perspective football fans don’t often get to see, the direct insight of football concepts from a coach. We encourage other coaches that are interested in possibly writing guest columns, providing their unique insight, to please contact us. For now, …

The Coach’s Corner: From Huddle to No-Huddle to Championship

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A note from FishDuck.com: Today we have a unique treat, this article from a highly successful college coach gives an inside perspective football fans don’t often get to see, the direct insight of football concepts from a coach. We encourage other coaches that are interested in possibly writing guest columns providing their unique insight to please contact us. For now, …