Quarterback Head to Toe: Teaching the Throwing Motion

Coach Jeremy McGuire Analysis 8 Comments

Football is the ultimate team sport. Even so, the quarterback position has a far greater impact on a team’s fortunes than any other single position. A quarterback injury can ruin an entire football season, as Ducks fans witnessed in 1987, 1991, 1993, 2007 and 2015. The reason is the extreme talent needed to play the position. Let’s see some instruction …

Keys to winning a National Championship with Coach Taggart

Coach Jeremy McGuire Coach's Opinion 0 Comments

My friends … this is another example of the new Coach’s Opinion articles I will be running on this site. See if two of the keys below are not ones you would have guessed! Again this is the benefit of learning from a coach. I would get in the habit of asking questions as to “why” in the comments below the …

How Important Is FILM STUDY to Oregon Football?

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There are things coaches place the most importance on each year for a program to be successful, but watching film is a must when it comes to growth. There is no other sport that relies on film study like the game of football. There is no preparation more important than understanding how to study film or as coaches call it …

Oregon Football Analysis: Speed-Out Pass Combined With the Zone Read

Coach Jeremy McGuire Analysis, Fish Reports 2 Comments

In a previous analysis I discussed Oregon’s Run-Pass Combo. In this follow-up analysis, I will look at how the Ducks use the same strategy to attack defenses by focusing on a single player. With the Duck offense, any defender can be the focus of an offensive play. Tendencies, leverage and spacing are all key points that coaches ponder when calling a specific play. In the …

Oregon Football Analysis: O-Line Protection Creates BIG Plays for Ducks

Coach Jeremy McGuire Analysis, Fish Reports 1 Comment

Understanding the game of football can be a complicated process, but just being a fan and sitting down with your friends and family to cheer for your favorite college football teams on Saturday afternoon is simply fun. There are many words a football coach in Kentucky could use to describe the Oregon Ducks, but the one word that I always equate …

Oregon Football Analysis: Utilizing the Stick Concept in the Quick Passing Game

Coach Jeremy McGuire Analysis, Fish Reports 2 Comments

The quick passing game is a staple of the Oregon Duck offense, as its high percentage of success creates problems for opposing defenses. While the Ducks can attack a defense in many ways on any given down, they will often utilize the Stick concept in the short passing game for a much needed first down. This concept has been used by multiple college …

Oregon Football Analysis: The Lethal Run-Pass Combination

Coach Jeremy McGuire Analysis, Fish Reports 2 Comments

Over the past several years college football has become a faster-paced game with a pass-first philosophy. Teams are using this style strategically in order to recruit the best athletes, which lends itself to the ultimate goal: a birth in the College Football Playoff. The success of the Oregon Ducks is heavily dependent on these concepts: unpredictable running plays within a series, taking advantage …

Oregon Football Analysis: The “Fast Screen” Going “Fast Pace”

Coach Jeremy McGuire Analysis, Fish Reports 0 Comments

The High Powered offense of the Ducks is predicated on many different facets, one of which is taking the easiest means necessary to move the football. At any point in the game, this Fast Screen can take flight. The Ducks want a high percentage play that will get yards and keep the defense guessing, and while the Fast Screen is not …