The Fish Report: Competition Day II

Charles Fischer Editorials

Why would anyone want to play football anywhere but Oregon when you see another August day with 75 degrees, a breeze, and no humidity?  Get outta here!  You don’t get this and endure long winter months either…it is so temperate, and so lush and green unlike the fried brown states of SoCal, Arizona and Texas.  It doesn’t get any better …

The Fish Report: Competition Day

Charles Fischer Editorials

I’ve been to a ton of these over the last twenty-some years, and this practice did not stand out or provide much beyond what you have already read from the good updates we have been getting.  For the first day of pads…I was disappointed as the players appeared lethargic to me at times, although we did get some notable plays.  …

Fish Report: Oregon’s New Defense

Charles Fischer Fish Reports

What are we DOING on defense?  I have struggled trying to discern how the defense is different from past years, as I noted more blitzing and different defensive formations last season….but I did not know WHAT we were doing.  I’ve been writing reports for Spring and Fall Scrimmages for a dozen years and this was the first time watching spring …

The Fish Report: Second Scrimmage

Charles Fischer Editorials

The weather report for today was for sunshine and some clouds with a warming temperature that promised to take the rigid chill of winter away.  Yesterday gave us that warmth with blue skies in the background of some lovely pink flowering cherry trees.  Today—all we got was the promise; it started and remained in the low-forties, and the frigid breeze …

The Fish Report: Saturday Practice

Charles Fischer Editorials

We have the sun out, the ground wet, and blossoms emerging in Eugene Oregon, as I walk into the Mo Center for this first contact practice with pads.  The Sideline today was packed with High School coaches, fans, and some impressive HS players that were here for Junior Day.  I also noted outside that the mother Osprey was back with …

FishDuck, Why Are You Giving Away Oregon’s Secrets?

Charles Fischer FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

We have not been learning from the Sportscasters on TV, radio, internet, or newspapers about the offense up to this point.  They have mentioned the “Zone Read” because it is the catchword, but NONE yet (as of August of 2011) have identified or explained the two basic plays of Inside Zone Read, and Outside Zone Read that the offense revolves …

Fish Report: RB Zone Blitzes

Charles Fischer Fish Reports

Remember the joy of massive discovery?  Going down the candy isle as a kid for the first time….seeing all the pretty girls at your first junior high dance…..or being thrilled to the thousands of apps available on your new cell phone?  With Zone Blitzes….I’m there baby!  Going back over Oregon’s Season revealed some wondrous new defensive strategies that I just …