Lessons for Oregon: How Michigan State Slowed Down Stanford’s Offense

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Michigan State played Stanford in last year’s Rose Bowl, to the dismay of the Duck faithful. However, in doing so, they showed their defensive formula for slowing down the Cardinal’s Heavy 2 runningback offense. I will start by saying that Michigan State did give up 162 yards rushing to Stanford, coming on 36 carries. However, a lot of those plays came …

Nasty Michigan State Pass Rush Strategies to Look For Vs Oregon

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September 6th. It’s not that far away. That’s when Michigan State travels to Eugene to battle the Ducks, and while they are “merely” a Big Ten team, they did beat Stanford, who in turn beat Oregon last year. Schematically on defense, the Spartans have the ability to go toe-to-toe with Oregon – just like the Cardinal did to the Ducks. This article is …

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How Stanford Attacked Oregon’s Pass Protection

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Watching Stanford take on Oregon recently has been brutal for Duck fans, but interesting for coaches, specifically on passing downs as Stanford’s three and four man pass rush really caused Oregon problems. Stanford does a terrific job of making things look much more complex than they actually are for offenses, as we’ll examine. Against Oregon, Stanford targets the Ducks’ offensive line …

Exploring Tight End Principles That Boost the Ducks’ Running Game

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The Oregon Ducks use formations incredibly well on offense. Many also categorize them as a “spread offense,” which to most people means 4 wide receivers and 1 running back, or “10 personnel” in coaching speak (1 running back, 0 tight ends). Without getting too nit-picky about the “spread offense” phrasing, I’d like to bust one myth. They use a tight …

The Coach’s Corner: Shutting Down Oregon’s Spread With the 4-3 Defense?

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(FishDuck Note: There have been rumblings about whether Oregon has better personnel to be running a 4-3 defense instead of a 3-4.  This analysis by Coach Peterson helps us to learn the differences and to think of how Oregon operates defensively as you read it.  Also keep in mind how so many conference opponents have gone to the Spread offense.  Learning a little …

The Coach’s Corner: 5 Tips for Coaches During Two-a-Days

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  A note from FishDuck.com: Today we have a unique treat, this article from a highly successful coach gives an inside perspective football fans don’t often get to see, the direct insight of football concepts from a coach in the know. This week Coach Curtis Peterson of Glenbard North High School and owner/editor of StrongFootballCoach.com is featured. We encourage other …

The Coach’s Corner: Utilizing New Power-O Innovations in the Spread Offense

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A note from FishDuck.com: Today we have a unique treat, this article from a highly successful coach gives an inside perspective football fans don’t often get to see, the direct insight of football concepts from a coach in the know. This week Coach Curtis Peterson of Glenbard North High School and owner/editor of StrongFootballCoach.com. We encourage other coaches that are …

The Coach’s Corner: Split Coverages in Football

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A note from FishDuck.com: Today we have a unique treat, this article from a highly successful coach gives an inside perspective football fans don’t often get to see, the direct insight of football concepts from a coach in the know. This week Coach Curtis Peterson of Glenbard North High School and owner/editor of StrongFootballCoach.com. We encourage other coaches that are …