Dazed’s New OC Candidate List for the Oregon Ducks

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Now that Oregon OC Kenny Dillingham has moved on to become the head coach at Arizona State, the question of finding his replacement exists. I’m keen for going the veteran route with this hire. Someone who has been a head coach, with lots of time as an Offensive Coordinator, and who can be a voice of wisdom for Dan Lanning. …

The 7-Jeff? Defensive Surprises in Store for the Huskies

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Oregon’s heated interstate rivalry game this Saturday with the Washington Huskies is a nationally televised primetime matchup of two Top 25 teams. The Huskies featuring Michael Penix Jr, and the No. 1 passing game in college football look to validate their season with an upset win over the Ducks. Can the Ducks scheme up a defensive game plan to slow …

How the Passing Game of the Huskies Can Bite the Ducks

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Washington’s new coach Kalen DeBoer brings his transfer QB Michael Penix Jr. and the No. 1 passing offense in college football to Eugene to face the Ducks. What is DeBoer scheming up to attack the Ducks Cover-2 passing defense? Does Oregon’s Dan Lanning have some scheme surprises of his own? Can the Ducks slow DeBoer’s air attack down and stay undefeated …

Ducks’ Offense: Is There a ‘Slim Shady’ Attitude at Oregon?

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Kenny Dillingham the Oregon OC stood up and showed himself to be the real Slim Shady with his mix of play calling. The Ducks offense marched to the beat of the Dillingham play mix and was lethal. I suppose Arizona DC Johnny Nansen must have been thinking early (“we’re gonna have a problem here.”) Oregon on its second drive established …

Circa 2012: Lanning Replicates Bend-But-Don’t-Break Defense

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Duck fans, sometimes two heads are better than one, and amazing minds tend to think alike. It appears Oregon’s head coach Dan Lanning has concluded that the best path to follow with his team during his first year is the Chip Kelly recipe. Kelly certainly displayed an amazing mind during his tenure coaching the Ducks. Lanning can’t do any better …

Best Defense: Wazzu’s Cover-1 or Oregon’s Cover-2?

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Many Duck fans were surprised by the Wazzu defense, as they seemed to be faster than the Ducks, getting into the backfield and blowing up plays. Fans’ observations that two defenses appeared different were correct: they are two different pass defense schemes. Both teams run a 4-2-5 scheme for the most part. This defense consists of four men on the …

Why My Money Is on The Ducks to Beat WAZZU

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(Publisher Note: Can you believe our FishDuck Friend DazeNconfused writing an article through incredible pain during recovery from major spinal surgery? This was not asked for, but he has a passion for Our Beloved Ducks and this FishDuck community, and I cannot thank him enough!) In only three games, the Oregon Ducks’ season has experienced the lowest of lows and …

Dawgs Defense Displays What Ducks Want To Be

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After his Week 1 loss, Oregon head coach Dan Lanning said, “The Ducks were out coached by Georgia, and the team didn’t play as well as it can.” Fans saw that the Duck defense got used up. But does Lanning have a plan for how to fix the issues that plagued the defense? It’s important to keep perspective that Oregon …

College Football Turns Into A Passing League

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Week zero of the 2022 college football season kicked off yesterday, with Northwestern and Nebraska as the marquee morning game on Fox. I tuned into watch some good old-fashioned, smash-mouth, ground-and-pound football. Instead, I was welcomed to the new era of college football — both teams’ quarterbacks had 200 yards passing at the half. You read that right, and we …