The Fish Report: The Great Spread Offense Laboratory

Charles Fischer Fish Reports

How lucky can we be? Chip Kelly has been running the Spread Offense at Oregon for five years and I just set up the video tutorials about the basics of the Oregon Offense just this last summer in preparation for this year. The Spread Offense has become a staple of college football, and defenses are getting better in their counter-strategies, …

The Fish Report: QB Runs Answered & A New Play!

Charles Fischer Fish Reports

Why would Darron Thomas take off running in this game while not before? This is a question we tackled last week, but the answers became even more evident against Arizona. We have examples of THREE positions on the defense being Zone Read in the this game while being introduced to a new play utilizing the strengths of a true freshman …

The Fish Report: Offense Unfolds Against Missouri State

Charles Fischer Fish Reports

Predictions of new plays, formations, and strategies are beginning to emerge as the season progresses.  I expected to see base plays with nothing new introduced in a game of which we are highly favored, but I was surprised to see some new concepts revealed. It was refreshing to see the passing game further refined with new receivers materializing to help …

The Fish Report: New Wrinkles Against Nevada

Charles Fischer Fish Reports

Blowouts are often boring for fans, yet this one provided some interesting new wrinkles to study.  We also had some questions answered about the direction of countering defensive measures against the Zone Read, which some may find surprising.  Finally, we began to see the opportunities created by opponents who commit the majority of their resources to stopping the Oregon running …

The Fish Report: My LSU Spin

Charles Fischer Fish Reports

Why are National Pundits/Sportscasters so myopic? We are hearing their SEC version of events again to explain the obvious to the rest of us, as it happened last January. You recall how we heard of how the Auburn running game destroyed us, yet with two minutes left in the game the score and YARDAGE was tied. Bottom line is– Auburn …

We Have Changes Coming on Offense.

Charles Fischer Editorials

This next season promises to be exciting, with new plays and changes on offense, and I am going to enjoy breaking it down.  Why do I think we will have major changes?  Most have not noticed that inside of the last two games and the Spring Game of last year—we had FOUR new formations introduced with a slew of different …

The Fish Report: First Scrimmage!

Charles Fischer Editorials

In Oregon we have our natural cycle of summer transformations, of the warmth with the lush green vegetation everywhere that will begin to change. We see the geese begin going south, and we now see Duck fans flocking to Eugene to live the beginning of our football season. For many of us—we cannot help ourselves, as it has become part …