Lanning/Lupoi Blitzes: How Oregon Plays It Safe

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Analysis

Oregon fans were thrilled to learn of the defensive pedigree of new Duck head coach Dan Lanning after leading the Georgia defense to a national championship last year. While most fans would assume there would be a learning curve for Oregon’s defensive players beyond this year, we anticipated seeing more success on defense than what we have thus far this …

Would Willie Taggart Have Outperformed Mario Cristobal?

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

These are not two of your favorite people to contemplate right now, but I would ask for your indulgence and fantasizing along with me. I understand how people are angry at Coach Willie Taggart for leaving after only one year, but if Coach Mario Cristobal had been offered his dream job in Florida after only one year–wouldn’t he have bolted …

Remember the Belly-Bop! Join us in the GameDay Discussion Thread vs. BYU

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

It’s free! A tremendous GameDay discussion thread in the Our Beloved Ducks forum that we invite you to join. But first, you need to know this best payout online casino and I am wondering who remembers the “Belly-Bop” safety on Heisman Trophy winner Ty Detmer of BYU by Oregon’s massive Nose Tackle (No. 69 above) Marcus Woods in 1990? I’d …

Setting the Edge in Oregon’s Lanning/Lupoi Defense

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Analysis

You will often hear the phrase, “setting the edge” or a reference to the “force defender” when you watch television football games, and it makes sense to take a few minutes to observe how the new Oregon defense under head coach Dan Lanning, and defensive coordinator Tosh Lupoi fulfill this important mission. How important is it? A Pac-12 team recently won …

Green Blitzes: Lanning Begins the New Mint Defense at Oregon

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Analysis

For the first time in nearly a decade–watching the defense at Oregon is going to be highly entertaining again due to the new Mint defense and pressure packages that Head Coach Dan Lanning is bringing to the Ducks. I have stated a few times in the Our Beloved Ducks forum that I believe the combination of an abundance of experienced …

Lanning’s Nasty Oregon Overload Blitz!

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Analysis

The concept of an Overload Blitz, where you have more pass rushers attacking one side than there are blockers to stop them–is not new. However the way that Oregon carried it out a few times in the Spring Game is something I have not seen from a Duck defense in the past. While the more precise breakdowns will occur during …

Watch For Lanning’s Delayed Inside Linebacker Blitz!

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Analysis

My friends, there will be so much to watch for and learn this fall, that I have changed my writing schedule in order to follow and learn about the Dan Lanning Defense and Blitzes. Coach Boles and I will be doing analysis articles on every Thursday, beginning in the last week of August. My objective in this article is to …

Bradyn Swinson: Oregon’s Next Sack-Master?

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Analysis

That title above seems absurd, considering the return of seniors DJ Johnson, Brandon Dorlus and All-American linebacker Noah Sewell. I do not deny their abilities to rush the quarterback, and I expect a big year out of all three, yet the pass-rushing specialist “on-deck” who will emerge enormously this year will be Bradyn Swinson. He has already taken a big …

Dillingham: “I’m a Better OC Because of Lanning’s Defensive Expertise”

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

Listening to interviews with OC Kenny Dillingham is exciting, and it was even better to see many of his principals on display in the Oregon Spring Game. He is creating a “growth” culture on offense begun by the head coach Dan Lanning, and as an example of this new focus–Coach Dillingham was pleased to hear how Seven McGee spoke of …

In 2022….Do Cheerleader Photos Inspire or Offend?

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

I am not looking to start a discussion that could go political, nor do I wish to offend anyone on either side of this issue. However we implemented a ban on cheerleader photos a few years ago from FishDuck.com that I am re-thinking, and would love your feedback on. While the percentage of those read or comment that is female …

Is Washington Becoming the Next “Cal” in the Conference?

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Editorials

We have enjoyed some incredibly humorous posts in the OBD forum concerning what Husky fans say about Oregon, and whether they will be a bowl team in 2022. (Axel has been epic in his lampooning of all that is Washington) I got to thinking about the direction of Washington football over the longer term…and wondered if fellow Oregon fans agreed …